Mission and Vision


Since its inception, Austin’s own community licensed public television station KLRU, has brought exceptional educational television to the Central Texas community. This non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization is made possible through support from our members.

For more than 50 years KLRU has been a friend to Central Texans. KLRU’s mission is to enrich the lives of our viewers through quality public television programming, community services and public events with shows like Austin City Limits, Central Texas Gardener, Arts in Context, and Overheard with Evan Smith.


KLRU enriches lives and transforms communities.

KLRU is a leader in public media, distinguished by its energetic engagement with the community and for the quality and creativity of content. KLRU illuminates the wider world of knowledge, the importance of discourse, and the many possibilities life presents us all.


KLRU’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage children and adults in the Greater Austin area and beyond by providing distinctive media experiences that matter, whether on the air, online or on the ground, and reflecting Austin’s uniqueness and creativity to the world.


P.O. Box 7158 // Austin, Texas // 78713-7158
main 512.471.4811 // fax 512.475.9090
email info@klru.org

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