KLRU Q starts July 1

Quirk, Quip, Quest, Quality, Quark, Quench, Quintessential, Queso

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KLRU announces a new channel featuring entertaining and inspiring shows about history, music, science, nature, food and more. The channel called Q will begin broadcasting Wednesday, July 1. Q will feature ‘blocks’ of programming throughout the day, with genres chosen specifically for the Austin audience. The channel will be available over the air on 18-3. KLRU also broadcasts its core PBS programming on 18-1 and KLRU Create on 18-2 featuring how to, do-it-yourself and crafting shows.  Schedules for all channels are available on KLRU’s Web site at klru.org/schedule.

“One of the great things about the switch to all digital broadcasting is our ability to deliver more programming to Austin viewers, and we have designed KLRU-Q to be diverse, informative, entertaining, and fun., We are really excited to be able to bring a new channel to our Central Texas viewers that features a different lineup from KLRU but with the same quality of programs you’ve come to rely on,” said Bill Stotesbery, general manager of KLRU. “Some of the programming will be familiar and some will only be available on KLRU-Q, but it will all have the same high quality long associated with PBS.”

The daily block schedule is include on the graphic (just click to enlarge it).  For example every day at 11 p.m. you can tune to Q and find a music program like Austin City Limits or an American Masters documentary on a music legend or every Thursday at 8 p.m. you can watch Q to find a program on the theme of Sailors, Soldiers and Spies like Battlefield Britain, M15 or Carrier. Other Monday to Friday highlights of this channel are the morning and afternoon tea Britcom blocks at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; the talk show block featuring encores of Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley at noon; the Newshour at 7 p.m.; and the morning and afternoon stretch with some of your favorite PBS fitness programs at 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Examples  of programs you can see in each of the KLRU Q blocks include:

News / Public Affairs – BBC World News, Worldfocus, Foreign Exchange, European Journal, Euromaxx, World Business

Exploration – Equitrekking, Culinary Travels, Travelscope, Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa/Rudy Maxa’s World, Rick Steve’s Europe, Burt Wolf’s Travel and Traditions, Grannies on Safari

Health – Healing Quest, Fitness Show, Second Opinion

Talk Shows — Texas Monthly Talks, Interviews with Ernie Manouse, Scully: The World Show, La Plaza – Maria Hinojosa: One on One, Chef’s Story, Theater Talk

Green – Design: E2, Natural Heroes, Wild Chronicles, Global Focus: New Environmentalists (specials hosted by Robert Redford)

Nature / Outdoor – CTG, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, Cultivating Life, Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge, Desert Speaks, Wild Florida

Animal / Pets – Animal Attractions, Lassie’s Pet Vet, Saddle Up

Reality – Everyday Edisons, Volvo Ocean Race, Roadtrip Nation

Creative Lifestyle – Donna’s Day, Katie Brown Workshop, Creative Living, Simple Living, Scrapbook Memories

Fitness – Classical Stretch, Body Electric, Wai Lana Yoga

Food – Gourmet Diary of a Foodie, Delicious TV’s Totally Vegetarian, Uncorked: Wine Made Simple, Burt Wolf’s What We Eat, Home Cookin’ From Around the World, Everyday Food, Everyday Baking, Sara’s Weeknight Meals, Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class, America’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Country, Perfect Day, Made in Spain, Tommy Tang’s Let’s Get Cooking, Martin Yan’s China, Dutch Oven Cooking

Painting – Best of Joy of Painting (Bob Ross), Jerry Yarnell School Fine of Art, Terry Madden’s Watercolor Workshop, Scheewe Art Workshop, Gary Spetz’s Painting Wild Places, Wyland Art, Plein Air, Your Brush with Nature

Home Improvement – Hometime, This Old House, Ask This Old House