Quantcast
   
Thursday - July 9, 2020
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

WQPT To Air Duetsche Welle Starting April 1

March 21st, 2020

WQPT is happy to announce that their second channel 24.2 will begin airing DW (Duetsche Welle) beginning April 1. Duetsche Welle is a 24-hour English language TV channel, based in Germany and available almost everywhere in the world, with a mission to bring cultures together across the globe. Much like MHz Worldview, programming is from international sources. DW replaces MHz Worldview, which had been on 24.2 for the past 10 years. As of March 1, MHz Worldview was no longer available to public television stations to broadcast as Worldview decided to continue with a new paid streaming model. “We... Read More

Primer on TV Entertainment and Streaming

March 15th, 2020

This week has brought an unprecedented number of cancellations for sporting events, concerts, conferences and a growing list of other forms of entertainment and gatherings. Employees are being sent home to work remotely, schools are being closed to students, more are staying home to watch kids and others are self-quarantining to avoid or recover from Coronavirus (COVID-19). With so many forced to stay home for these reasons, or just to avoid contagion, it seemed time to start a new column on Home Entertainment Trends. Most people are familiar with standard TV programming broadcast over the airwaves... Read More

Imagination Station Brings PBS Kids to Life!

March 11th, 2020

Join the fun at WQPT’s Imagination Station this Saturday Mar 14! This family-friendly event will feature “PBS Program Stations” for the whole family. The event takes place on the beautiful campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities and is FREE to the public. Imagination Station brings PBS KIDS characters to life—creating a bridge between our outstanding programs and active learning in a fun & exciting environment for kids. There will be approximately 18 stations (classrooms) that may include: • PBS Live Character • Make and Take Art Activity • Skill Building Activities... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of March 8th: Foreigner, Dancing, Chocolate and More!

March 8th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents the second installment of our new feature, FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or looking for some entertainment in your own backyard, the Quad-Cities... Read More

WQPT Invites Artists To Submit For Campus Gallery Show

January 30th, 2020

WQPT – PBS for the Quad Cities Region and Western Illinois University – Quad Cities’ Student Services invites all Quad Citizens to submit images of art, photos, and designs for possible display in the 5th Annual Campus Art Show. The theme for this year’s Campus Art Show is THE GENE.  In April, Ken Burns will release a film that uses science, social history and personal stories to weave together a historical biography of the human genome while also exploring the stunning breakthroughs in understanding the impact genes play on heredity, disease and behavior. From the story of the remarkable... Read More

WQPT Director of Capital Projects and Planning retires

December 14th, 2019

In April 2013 Mary Pruess was named General Manager of WQPT, Quad Cities PBS. During her tenure WQPT moved offices, restructured master control and programming and continued with a focus on the creation of local television programming, to be aired along with PBS programming. As Mary put it “We are creating a new way of being a public broadcasting station.” In December 2018 Mary retired as WQPT’s General Manager, but continued on with the station as Director of Capital Projects and Planning.  With the leadership phase of the signal improvement capital project titled “Aspire Higher” completed,... Read More

Red Green Brings “This Could Be It” Tour to Adler Theatre!

April 11th, 2019

PBS favorite, Red Green, brings his “This Could Be It” tour to the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) on Saturday Apr 13 at 7 p.m. The name says it all.  Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over North America.  Might be your last opportunity to catch Red live (or as live as he gets) before he takes a long look at his birth certificate and decides not to keep pushing his luck. This latest one man show features some brand new handyman projects, advice to married guys and teenage boys, tips on getting old, an apology to the world on behalf... Read More

WQPT’s Imagination Station Chugs In Saturday

March 16th, 2019

WQPT, PBS for the Quad Cities Region is hosting their 2019 Imagination Station for kids on March 16 on the campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. The sold-out event will host over 4,000 children. The first session begins at 9 am and runs through 11 am. The second session begins at noon and runs through 2 pm. PBS characters attending are: Clifford, Arthur, Curious George, Super Why’s Whyatt, Daniel Tiger, Katrina Kitty, Nature Cat, Cat in the Hat, and Splash from Splash and Bubbles.  In addition to meeting their favorite PBS friends, kids can read to therapy dogs in the Martha... Read More

Red Green Brings “This Could Be It” Tour to Adler Theatre!

March 14th, 2019

PBS favorite, Red Green, brings his “This Could Be It” tour to the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) on Saturday Apr 13 at 7 p.m. The name says it all.  Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over North America.  Might be your last opportunity to catch Red live (or as live as he gets) before he takes a long look at his birth certificate and decides not to keep pushing his luck. This latest one man show features some brand new handyman projects, advice to married guys and teenage boys, tips on getting old, an apology to the world on behalf... Read More

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Chugging Into Adler

January 19th, 2019

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its fourth year of touring, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to Davenport with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY! at the Adler Theatre on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets (starting at $28.75 plus applicable service fees) are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E 3rd St.)... Read More

Translate