KLRU offers three channel streams for viewers in the Central Texas area. All three channels are available for free and can be received with a DTV antenna.
KLRU’s main channel airs on 18-1 over the air. KLRU reflects, celebrates and inspires Central Texas through creative excellence, community engagement and lifelong learning. In addition to providing locally produced and quality national television programming from PBS and other sources.
KLRU Create 18.2
More often called “ do-it-yourself”, the program genres seen on Create TV include viewers’ favorite public television series and specials on cooking, travel, arts and crafts, gardening, home improvement and other lifestyle interests. Create TV, airing on 18-2, was launched to serve viewers’ increasing interest in “do-it-yourself” programs. Create was designed for round-the-clock broadcast of the most popular lifestyle and how-to programming seen on public television – where lifestyle programming got its start!
In July 2009, KLRU launched a new locally-programed channel called KLRU-Q featuring entertaining and inspiring shows about history, music, science, nature, food and more. Q, which airs on 18-3, is structured in ‘blocks’ of programming throughout the day, with genres chosen specifically for the Austin audience. 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.
Up to date schedule information can be found here.