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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

    • Week of 8/25: Sutro Tower work (including KQED 9 Over the Air)

      (Affects several San Francisco TV & Radio stations, including KQED 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) During the week of August 25, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm, several TV and radio stations will be switching to their Auxiliary antennas. This is being done so that the tower crew can perform routine maintenance on the regular […]

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

KQED DTV Channels


Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

All widescreen and HD programs


Channel 54
Comcast 10 and 710
Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH


Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

History, world events, news, science, nature


Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

24-hour national Spanish-language network


Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

Quality children's programming parents love too

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Schedule Changes

The following changes have taken place since KQED's On Q magazine went to press. Depending on when these changes were made, other print media (newspapers, TV Guide, etc.) may or may not reflect these corrections. Our KQED website daily listings will reflect changes listed below within 24 hours of being posted here.

KQED, KQED Plus, and KQET Schedule Changes

  • KQED HD: Tue 11/04 8pm-11pm (& repeat)

    (Comcast 709/9, DT9.1, 54.2, 25.1)

    Tue 11/04 8pm-11pm and Wed 11/05 2am-5am
    8p and 2am cancel Finding Your Roots #207
    (moves later to 10pm & 4am)
    Add PBS Newshour Election Night 2014: A Special Report
    8:30pm and 2:30am Add Frontline #3217 Ebola Outbreak
    (moved from 10pm & 4am)
    9pm and 3am Keep Makers #204
    10pm and 4am cancel Frontline #3217
    (moves to earlier time slots above)
    Add Finding Your Roots #207

  • KQED HD: Tues 11/18 11pm-midnight (& repeat)

    (Comcast 709/9, DT 9.1, 54.2, 25.1)

    Tue 11/18 11pm & Wed 11/19 5am
    The 10pm Frontline is now 90 minutes long, so…
    11pm & 5am cancel Rick Steves Special #103
    (moved to KQED HD Mon 11/17 11pm & Tues 11/18 5am)
    11:30pm & 5:30am add Imagemakers #1202

  • KQED HD: Mon 11/17 11pm (& repeat)

    (Comcast 709/9, DT 9.1, 54.2, 25.1)

    Mon 11/17 11pm & Tues 11/18 5am
    cancel Our Fires Still Burn
    (can still be seen on KQED World Tue 11/18 6am and noon, or Sat 11/22 2pm)
    add Rick Steves’ Special #103 The Holy Land

  • KQED Plus: Sun 11/16 10:33pm-midnight (& repeat)

    (Comcast 710/10, DT54.1, 9.2, 25.2)

    Sun 11/16 10:33pm-midnight & Mon 11/17 4:33am-6am
    10:33pm & 4:33am cancel Travelscope #111
    11pm & 5am cancel LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
    (can still be seen on KQED World (Comcast 190, DT9.3) Tue 11/18 5am & 11am,
    or on KQED Life (Comcast 189, DT54.3) Wed 11/19 10pm & Thur 11/20 4am)

    10:33pm & 4:33am add Ice Warriors

  • Differences in outside listings with KQED broadcasts

    Paid service providers such as cable or satellite companies, and other scheduling sources such as newspapers or online websites, buy their guide data from outside listing companies. KQED sends correct listings information for all of our programming streams to these outside listing companies 5-8 weeks in advance of our broadcasts. This includes info for KQED, KQED Plus, KQED Life, KQED World and KQED Kids.

    Unfortunately, the listings companies are not always up-to-date with the data that comes from local independent stations (PBS or otherwise) which set their own local schedules, rather than follow a single national schedule that can be used for the whole country, as most national networks and channels do. Or the paid service providers might not have run updates they receive from the listings services. So occasionally some onscreen guides, newspapers, etc., have listings for 1 or more KQED channels that do not accurately reflect our schedules.

    KQED’s own website will always have the most accurate information. The same database that runs our Master Control area also populates our website. This change page will report the changes that have been made since OnQ, our supporting members’ program guide, went to the printer, and since our schedule data was sent to the outside listings companies. The only differences will be those rare technical problems, as described in the “unannounced changes” posting below.

  • By Request: Best of Pledge

    As programs are selected for our fundraising time, the daily schedules for all channels will be updated. Please visit the Daily Schedules for those days to see the latest line-ups – use the calendar on the right to select individual days.

  • KQED 9/KQED Plus unannounced program changes

    Once in awhile, there will be last-minute program changes which will not be noted on this page. Occasionally, there are incidents when our automation equipment simply refuses to play a program. The show is queued up ready to go, but when the start time hits, it simply refuses to play. So the engineers quickly find a similar program already in the memory bank to air as a substitute, and there’s no chance to post anything about the change on this page.

    If you don’t see any notes here regarding the program you’re interested in, please feel free to email when you notice one of these unannounced changes, and we will check with the programming folks to find out if the program will be rescheduled relatively quickly, or simply allowed to come back up in its next normal rotation spot.

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