Upcoming Broadcasts:

Celebration of Michael Hedges with Andy McKee and Christie Lenee (#1909H) Duration: 56:29 STEREO TVG

Michael Hedges was a trailblazing acoustic guitarist. He pioneered percussive fingerstyle guitar, the influence of which can now be heard in the compositions and playing of many guitarists.
Performing on this broadcast: Andy McKee is among the world's finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. McKee's crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today's most unique and influential artists. McKee is the first artist to be signed CGP Sounds, the record label founded by fellow guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. 'Live Book' is McKee's first release for the label.
Christie Lenee is often compared to guitar visionaries like Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews - fusing folky/funky playfulness with pop/rock inspired songs and virtuosic guitar compositions. Being a compositional pioneer for this product inspired an abundance of innovative techniques and a unique percussive approach to the guitar. Christie is now in the process of mixing tracks for her next album that will deliver her innovative music, empowering vocals and inspirational lyrics. WoodSongs Kid: Logan Florence is 15-year-old guitarist from Lexington, Kentucky. Andy McKee and Michael Hedges are two of Logan's guitar heroes.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

Bobby Rush and Dallahan (#1910H) Duration: 56:30 STEREO TVG

Bobby Rush is known as 'The King of the Chitlin Circuit' and considered one of the greatest bluesman currently performing. Rush estimates that he has cut over 345 songs since he first began making music including first gold record in 1971 with a hit entitled "Chicken Heads." He has been honored with four Grammy nominations, as well as ten Blues Music Awards and 41 nominations. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006. 'Porcupine Meat' is Rush's debut release for Rounder Records, and cements Bobby Rush's legacy as blues' most vital artist of his generation.
Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. This Scottish band of award winning musicians latest release is 'Matter Of Time'. WoodSongs Kid; Lissy Taylor was born in Staffordshire, England and now enjoys living in Lexington, Kentucky. This sixteen year-old has her own distinctive vocal sound and signature acoustic style.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me

California Guitar Trio and Sugar Blue (#1911H) Duration: 56:30 STEREO TVG

The California Guitar Trio has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly explores the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure. Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. CGT's 14 albums, streamed over 47 million times on Pandora, offer diverse snapshots of the group's mercurial muse. The trio's most recent release 'Masterworks' showcases its classical side, with expansive takes on Bach, Beethoven, Arvo Part, and Schubert.
Sugar Blue is the Grammy Award winner who has played with legends from Willie Dixon to The Rolling Stones. He's been called "One of the foremost harmonica blowers in all of Modern blues..." (Rolling Stone Magazine). He began his career as a street musician and made his first recordings in 1975 with legendary blues figures Brownie McGhee and Roosevelt Sykes. Sugar Blue has played and recorded with musicians ranging from Willie Dixon to Stan Getz to Frank Zappa to Johnny Shines to Bob Dylan. He is perhaps best known for his signature riff and solo on the Rolling Stones' hit "Miss You. " His new release is 'Voyage' on M.C. Records. WoodSongs Kid: Matt Chalk is young bluesman from Grove City, Ohio. This sixteen-year-old received a Generation Blues Scholarship from the Blues Foundation last year.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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(starts Jan 16, 2017)
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