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KQED Mission Statement

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more. Our television, radio, digital media and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone; and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration—exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public service.

KQED Newsroom, Thuy Vu and Scott Shafer

KQED Public Television

KQED Public Television 9 is one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during primetime. KQED produces and acquires programs that inspire, inform, and entertain the people of Northern California. KQED broadcasts the best available programs from PBS, APT, and other distributors, and also produces its own unique national and local programs, series, and specials. Airing more independent films than any other public broadcasting station in the country, KQED is committed to bringing the work of local and independent film producers to the community. KQED video content is now widely available for streaming and downloads on this site and on iTunes.

San Francisco City Hall, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

KQED Public Radio

KQED Public Radio, home of Forum with Michael Krasny and The California Report, is the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service. Listen on 88.5 FM or Comcast channel 960 in San Francisco, 89.3 FM in Sacramento, 88.3 FM in Santa Rosa and 88.1 FM in Martinez. KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM and 89.3 FM also broadcast in analog and HD Radio technology. Stream programs live and download archives and audio podcasts at, featuring unique content on one of the most-visited station sites in public broadcasting. Food Home Page

KQED Interactive

KQED Interactive develops content and applications for digital platforms and mobile devices. Since 1994, KQED Interactive has provided users with a place to interact, learn more, and connect with others on the issues and topics explored on radio and television. The website hosts online services for KQED Public Television, Public Radio, and Education, and serves as a community convener, providing event listings, resources, online polls, podcasts, blogs and other items of timely interest. KQED Interactive functions as KQED's third media platform, delivering content specifically acquired and produced for the Web.

KQED Education Network: My City Now student with video camera

KQED Education

Education is central to the mandate of public media. KQED Education fulfills this mandate by engaging educators in schools, colleges, universities, and informal learning environments and supporting their utilization of PBS and KQED content as a learning tool by:

· Producing high-quality digital learning objects--video and audio clips, interactive tools, and lesson plans that leverage and link to KQED’s high quality, multiplatform media content—that are aligned to state and national content standards;

· Distributing these resources via KQED’s website and other online platforms that include iTunes U and PBS LearningMedia, a service containing thousands of teaching assets from more than 1,500 producers and 350 PBS stations nationwide; and

· Training educators to use educational media and digital media tools in their learning environments through in-depth professional development opportunities and online training resources.

· Learn more about these unique services at


More About KQED


View employment opportunities at KQED. KQED's Corporate Office is located in San Francisco in the same location as the KQED Public Television studio and KQED Public Radio studio.


KQED's Internship program offers a great opportunity for interested students to obtain valuable on-the-job exposure to areas of our business that support our mission goals and objectives in Public Broadcasting. The Internship program runs year round with new sessions beginning every four months.


Becoming a KQED volunteer is a great way to show your support for public broadcasting and all the quality programming it offers. Volunteer opportunites include Pledge Drives, the Daytime Volunteer Program, the Docent Program, and Special Events.

KQED Senior Management / Board of Directors

Find biographies of KQED's Senior Management plus information on our Board of Directors and Community Advisory Panel.

Support KQED

KQED relies on the generous support of our local communities to provide quality programming and services. Learn more about the many ways individuals and businesses can contribute.

Help and FAQ

Want to know how to get KQED's Digital Channels? Need details about something you heard on the air? Have questions about your membership? Visit the Help and FAQ section for answers to these and more questions.

KQED Tours

KQED offers tours of the Television and Radio Facilities for groups of approximately 20 people. The Television tour includes the two TV Studios, the Production Control Room, the Editing Suites, and the Master Control Room. Tours of the Radio Facility include the Master Control Room and "Working" Studio." Call (415) 553-2849 or e-mail for information and to arrange a reservation.

Coverage Map

KQED Coverage Map

Note: Television coverage map represents only the primary range of KQED's over-the-air signals. Television services expand significantly beyond these boundaries through cable and satellite television coverage.

KQED Report to the Community

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KQED Celebrates Women's History Month

KQED proudly celebrates the richness and diversity of the greater San Francisco Bay Area by commemorating Women's History Month. In March, KQED Public TV 9 and Public Radio 88.5 FM schedule a special lineup of programs focused on themes and issues related to women.

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"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area

KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.

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