Beginning Monday, WQED-TV (13) will become the place to be if you are kid. The new daytime lineup will consist of an 11-hour block of children’s programming beginning at 6 a.m. Program Director Chris Fennimore tells the Post-Gazette that the switch reflects the available daytime audience. If you are looking for programs like “Sit and Be Fit” or “OnQ”, they are moving to a new digital subchannel called “WQED Create Channel”.
Apparently there were several possibilities from which to choose in creating the new subchannel, but Fennimore felt that “Create” had the most broadcast appeal. “Create” runs programming ranging from cooking to travel and will feature programs like “Ask This Old House” and “Best of the Joy of Painting”. The channel will also be home to two blocks of programming – one at noontime which will feature “Charlie Rose” and a rerun of “OnQ”; the other beginning at 9 p.m. which will supply the West Coast feed of “The News Hour”, “Black Horizons” and “Tavis Smiley”.
If viewing over the air, WQED (as we’ve always known it) is 13.1; Create is 13.2 and the Neighborhood Channel is 13.3. Check your cable provider for channel numbers. Incidentally, WQED will be the only local station to remain on its channel after the February 17 switch to all-digital.