Posts Tagged ‘KQED’

National Alert to be Broadcasted in San Jose

Wednesday – November 10 at 11am: Don’t ya panic if you are driving around Silicon Valley listening to KQED (88.5), Oldies (103.7), or home watching “The Young And The Restless” on CBS 5 and the programming is interrupted.

This will be the first ever nation wide test of the Emergency Alert System conducted by the FCC and FEMA. We are told that the test should last approximately three-and-a-half-minutes or 30 seconds (?). The test will be seen on all local cable and satellite TV stations, and heard on the radio as well. Officials want to make sure that if a national alert is ever needed the system will work as planned.

If you have Xfinity and the test lasts for more than five minutes, please do not call the doctor.

* Power-cycle your cable box by unplugging the power cord from the outlet.
* Wait thirty seconds and then plug it back in.

Note: DVR recordings during the test will be interrupted and may even be lost.

Antiques Roadshow coming to San Jose

The PBS series Antiques Roadshow is coming to the San Jose convention center Saturday, August 15.

Get those antiques and collectibles out and dusted off for a free appraisal.

If you wish to attend, you will need to apply for tickets and have one or two items for an appraisal. Ticket recipients are selected by random drawing. You may apply online or by postcard for two tickets. Postcard applications must be received by Monday, April 20 and the deadline for online ticket applications is 8:59 pm PDT April 20. Check the ticket info here along with rules and regulations here.

The Roadshow is also looking for a few large pieces of furniture. Only furniture located within a 50-mile radius of the Antiques Roadshow event will be considered. If you have a large hunk of wood you would like to submit, check here.

The Antiques Roadshow FAQ has a wealth of information.

Watch the Antiques Roadshow on KTEH.

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