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
- Mon 01/16/17: Introducing PBS KIDS; weekday schedule changes
KQED will introduce the new television channel PBS KIDS to Bay Area viewers on January 16, 2017. The 24/7 children’s channel will replace KQED Kids in the Bay Area. In addition to the new on-air channel, PBS KIDS on KQED features free services including a live video stream and interactive games for children on various digital platforms. KQED will provide the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on 54.4 and 25.3; XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391). It is also available on the Wave and San Bruno Cable. The effort is KQED’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community.
KQED will broadcast PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day and offer a branded live stream, making it easy for Bay Area children to watch their favorite programs whenever and wherever they access media. Viewers will be able to watch the live stream through pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and tablets.
Download the new schedule for PBS KIDS.
In addition, KQED will also reconfigure its weekday children’s schedule on its two primary TV channels – KQED 9 and KQED Plus – to better serve the needs of both younger and older audiences. Beginning January 16, KQED 9 will begin hosting an uninterrupted block of children’s programming from 6am to 2:30pm. KQED Plus will offer an uninterrupted block of programming for adult audiences during those same hours, and will feature an after-school block of children’s programming 4pm-6pm.
Download the new weekday schedule for KQED 9 and KQED PLUS.
- KQED 9: Fri 1/20 7pm-midnight (& repeats)
(Xfinity 709/9, DT9.1, 54.2, 25.1)
Due to a length change for KQED Newsroom #415 on Fri 1/20, the following program changes have been made:
Fri 1/20 7pm-midnight and Sat 1/21 1am-6am:
7pm & 1am – KQED Newsroom #415 Special: Inauguration 2017 now runs to 8pm and 2am
SLIDE Washington Week to 8pm and 2am
SLIDE White House: the Inside Story to 8:30pm & 2:30am
SLIDE Alicia Keys- Landmarks Live in Concert to 10:30pm and 5:30am
CANCEL Film School Shorts #308 at 11pm and 5am
11:30pm and 5:30am – retain Charlie Rose: The Week, as scheduled
Sun 1/22 5pm on KQED
CANCEL KQED Newsroom #415 Special: Inauguration 2017
ADD America By the Numbers #108
KQED Newsroom #415 Special: Inauguration 2017 also airs on
KQED World (xfinity 190, DT9.3, 54.5)
Saturday 1/21 8am-9am and noon-1pm
- KQED Plus – Cirque Du Soleil: Luzia delay 1/05 & 1/08 (& repeats)
The broadcast of Cirque Du Soleil: Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico has been delayed.
The following shows will air in the timeslots scheduled between Thurs 1/05 and Mon 1/09:
KQED PLUS DT 54.1 (Xfinity 710/10 most areas, DT54.1, 9.2, 25.2)
Thu 1/05 8:30pm and Fri 1/06 2:30am Add Rick Steves Europe #906
Sun 1/08 10pm and Mon 1/09 4am Add Deosai: The Last Sanctuary
- 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.
- Comcast channels move, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield
As of Tuesday 8/25/2015, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is:
371 – KQED World
372 – KQED Kids
373 – KQED Life
374 – KQED V-Me
Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville:
390 – KQED World
391 – KQED Kids
392 – KQED Life
393 – KQED V-Me
Most of the Bay Area remains:
189 – KQED Life
190 – KQED World
191 – KQED V-Me
192 – KQED Kids
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Homeless U: How Students Study and Survive on the Streets
As part of its SF Homeless Project, KQED profiles college students who live in cars, couch surf and sneak into campus buildings to spend the night.
Watch Film School Shorts Online
Featuring the best short student films from major institutions like NYU, Columbia University, UCLA, USC and University of Texas, that have wowed audiences at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Telluride and SXSW.