Let’s Double it for #YourKLRU

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Dollar for dollar match when you support KLRU today!

We all know that Austin and the Central Texas community is growing…and where there is growth, there is change too. This is why public television, and specifically KLRU, has an ever increasingly important role to play in our community.

So many people are moving here from around the country and around the world and they don’t have roots in Central Texas. They don’t understand the art and culture of the area or the politics and current affairs. KLRU helps build context by offering a place to explore big issues facing Central Texas, by providing insight into the lifestyles and cultures of our region and by celebrating the rich creative community that makes our city so vibrant.

Last June, my wife, Claire, and I supported KLRU with a matching gift promise during the transformational 5-day online giving drive, #YourKLRU. We were delighted to hear of the resounding success of this campaign and the role it has since played in helping KLRU make some important changes to their fundraising efforts.

Today, Claire and I are pleased to support KLRU’s second online giving drive with another $10,000 matching gift promise. Your gift of any amount will be matched dollar for dollar from this challenge, effectively doubling your generosity and the impact of your gift on our growing community.

KLRU is kicking off the online drive today and they need to raise $100,000 in just 5 days! Will you join me in shaping the future of #YourKLRU by making your gift of support right now?

Sincerely,
Carl Stuart
KLRU Board Member & Longtime Supporter

P.S. – What’s more, when you donate $60 or more (or make a $5 or more ongoing monthly gift), you’ll receive instant access to KLRU’s newest member benefit! KLRU Passport is an on-demand service that allows you to watch your favorite PBS & KLRU shows whenever and wherever you want.

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Shape the Future of #YourKLRU – June 6th – 10th. Make a donation today in support of more programs and fewer interruptions!P0616 Gardener

This June, tune-in to KLRU as we continue to transform the way we fundraise by providing more programs and fewer interruptions! Central Texans are counting on YOU to Shape the Future of #YourKLRU. Won’t you help us continue to grow ☘ by supporting your favorite PBS programs during our second annual online giving drive?

Thanks to YOU, KLRU had a historic March fund drive!

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Thanks to YOUR enthusiastic support, KLRU had a historic March Fund Drive…surpassing our $220,000 goal to raise over $250,000 in just 17 days!

You and over 1,300 other Central Texans generously invested in your community-supported public television station and gave to your favorite KLRU and PBS programs. And YOUR support goes directly to provide quality educational programming and vital community services to everyone in Central Texas. Thank you!

You also helped us turn $20,000 into $40,000 thanks to the generous matching gift challenge from Lonnie & Polly Cooper. We’re pleased to announce that the challenge was met in less than 6 days with the help of your fervent and immediate response.

Best of all, your support continues to help us transform and innovate the way we fundraise on-air by allowing us to engage with a broader audience to raise more dollars online and through sustaining monthly memberships. We really couldn’t do this without YOU!

Thank you for investing in YOUR KLRU!

KLRU wants to GIVE YOU Sesame Street LIVE!

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Engage with KLRU this spring and enter to win a chance a family 4-pack to the April 9 show at 2 p.m.!

KLRU is giving away four family four-packs to the Sesame Street Live show, “Make a New Friend” playing at the Frank Erwin Center in April.  Don’t miss your favorite Sesame Street characters when they come to town in a larger-than-life musical production.  Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby and more are promised to delight in this 90-minute show, a perfect length for young children!  

Sesame Street Live is sure to create a lasting memory for your family, make your contribution below to enter or engage with your community-supported PBS station the following ways to enter in for a chance to win one of the four family 4-packs!

Here is how it works:
Post a video or photo across Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of you and/or your kiddos watching or interacting with Sesame Street. Can be a photo with favorite Sesame Street toy, book or even a screenshot of your favorite character and WHY Sesame Street is so special to you and your family!

Note: On Facebook, be sure to tag KLRU-TV, Austin PBS in the post (Please note: Your Facebook settings for this post must be set to “Public” so that we can see it and enter you in the giveaway). On Twitter & Instagram, be sure to tag @klru and use #yourklru. And on email, be sure to Cc membership@klru.org.

As your only community-supported public television station we know you rely on us to help you explore your world and make connections in your community. That’s why your investment, a gift at any amount, is so important to Your KLRU! Thank you!

Meet Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater!

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This spring, KLRU wants you and a friend to join us in the green room before Linklater tapes with Evan Smith on March 22 at 11 a.m.!

Overheard with Evan Smith is thrilled to welcome Richard Linklater back to Studio 6A! Linklater is a multiple Academy Award-nominated director whose credits include Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, A Scanner Darkly,  School of Rock, Bernie, and Boyhood. His most recent Oscar nominations were for Boyhood, which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Film Editing. That film  won him the Golden Globe for Best Director. His newest film is Everybody Wants Some, which is premiering at South by Southwest and will be released April 15.

Starting now until March 18, be one of the first 5 to answer the following questions to enter in the drawing.

  • What Film Director stated that it was Linklater’s SLACKER (1991) that made him want to be a director?
  • What are the names of the 2 actors that were Oscar nominated for their performances in BOYHOOD?

Be sure and RSVP for the taping as well. KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith interviews Richard Linklater on March 22 at noon in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form to the left to RSVP.

 

Join Brit Floyd in Austin this June!

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If you’re a Pink Floyd fan this event is not to be missed, DONATE TODAY!

Brit Floyd: Live in Amsterdam comes to you on KLRU only because of YOU and the generous member support. KLRU is certain you are enjoying this amazing program featuring performances of “Wish You Were Here”, “Have a Cigar”, “On the Turning Away” and more, with your gift to KLRU you can experience Brit Floyd LIVE! This Spring your community-supported PBS station has an amazing offer.

When you support KLRU now, you’ll be sitting at the Cedar Park Center for Brit Floyd’s live show on Wednesday, June 29. With a contribution of $125 you’ll receive 2 tickets to the show. With a contribution of $200 you’ll receive 2 tickets to the show, plus attend the soundcheck as well as meet Brit Floyd!

We know you rely on KLRU for the best in arts programming.  And we rely on the more than 16,000 individuals and families who give to KLRU every year in order to keep bringing you your favorite shows.  Showing your support with a gift of any amount ensures we continue to broadcast these programs for free, so thank you for your contribution!

Taping Giveaway: Rhiannon Giddens 4/25!

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Experience the folk music artistry of Rhiannon Giddens!

Rhiannon Giddens makes her highly-anticipated ACL debut performing tracks from her release Tomorrow Is My Turn, a 2016 Grammy nominee for Best Folk Album. With your support on social media or by giving a gift below you will be entered in for a chance to win a pair of passes to their ACL taping this May!

Starting now until March 20, be one of the first 5 to answer the following question to enter in the drawing. The widely acclaimed album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, was produced by which acclaimed musician and former Bob Dylan guitarist?  

Here is how it works:

– Stay tuned to the KLRU blog, Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win some incredible giveaways like this one.
– When we make a post across our various social media channels chose to engage and your response will be entered in. Multiple responses over various social media counts as multiple entries!
– Consider giving a gift in the form below as an additional entry!

Taping Giveaway: My Morning Jacket 5/2!

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My Morning Jacket tapes Austin City Limits on May 2 and KLRU wants YOU to attend!

My Morning Jacket are old friends of Austin City Limits. With your support on social media or by giving a gift below you will be entered in for a chance to win a pair of passes to their ACL taping this May!

Starting now until March 20, be one of the first 5 to answer the following question to enter in the drawing. My Morning Jacket has released several albums with cover art that includes animals. Name at least 2 of the albums and the animals included for a chance to win!

Here is how it works:

– Stay tuned to the KLRU blog, Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win some incredible giveaways like this one.
– When we make a post across our various social media channels chose to engage and your response will be entered in. Multiple responses over various social media counts as multiple entries!
– Consider giving a gift in the form below as an additional entry!

Attend an ACL taping this spring with KLRU!

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Natalia Lafourcade tapes Austin City Limits on March 23 and KLRU wants YOU to attend!

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Singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade is one of Mexico’s biggest music stars. With your support on social media or by giving a gift below you will be entered in for a chance to win a pair of passes to Natalia Lafourcade’s debut ACL performance on March 23rd!

Here is how it works:

– Stay tuned to the KLRU blog, Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win- some incredible giveaways like this one.
– When we make a post across our various social media channels chose to engage and your response will be entered in. Multiple responses over various social media counts as multiple entries!
– Consider giving a gift in the form below as an additional entry!

Starting now until March 17, be one of the first 10 to answer the following question to enter in the drawing. What is the title track that won three Latin Grammys for Record, Song and Alternative Song of the Year for Natalia?