Now is the time! If you value the work we do every day to tell stories about issues that matter to you,join us TODAY for the second annual Amplify Austin community-wide giving day. You have until 6pm to show your support for the shows we create that share what is special about Austin. And if you’re one of over 16,000 who has already joined the Amplify Austin campaign, thank you!
We’re is kicking off our Spring pledge drive this week and have less than 2 weeks to raise $220,000 in order to keep public television strong in Central Texas! If you haven’t already made a gift during this drive, consider making one today. And when you do, we’ve got some great ways to thank you for your donation that go beyond television and let you experience your favorite KLRU and PBS shows in person!
Kings Of Leon “Use Somebody” This piece is available for auction on ebay.
Nashville’s rock quartet Kings of Leon came through the doors of the ACL studio in 2007 for a spirited set. A U.S. breakthrough after years of U.K. popularity, “Use Somebody” comes from the band’s 2008 LP Only By the Night.
Civil Wars “Barton Hollow” This piece is available for auction on ebay
Acclaimed country/folk duo the Civil Wars took Americana and Austin City Limits by storm during their 2012 appearance. The Grammy-winning “Barton Hollow” is found on the band’s bestselling LP of the same name, and also appears in their episode.
Dolly Parton “I Will Always Love You”
ACL fulfilled a long-held dream by booking country legend Dolly Parton in 2000 for a special all-acoustic show. Naturally she performed her much-covered classic “I Will Always Love You,” the original version of which is on her 1974 LP Jolene.
Mumford & Sons “The Cave”
One of the world’s hottest bands, London’s Mumford & Sons delivered its singular vision of folk music to the ACL audience in 2011. Originally from the band’s debut LP Sigh No More, “The Cave” also closes out its episode.
British rock titan Coldplay first visited Austin City Limits in 2005 as it ascended to superstardom, returning in 2011 for a New Year’s Eve special. “Yellow,” the band’s career-making hit, first appeared on its debut album Parachutes and in its first episode.
Our 2nd Annual Big Deal raffle has come to a close and our grand prize winner is Maxine L. of Austin, Texas. Throughout 2014, we’ll check in with Maxine and update youon her year filled with the best of Austin music and events.
The best part is that our 2014 Big Deal entrants helped us raise over $30,000 in a single month. 100% of the proceeds go directly to KLRU and support local public broadcasting and production of local content.
Thank you to all who supported us through the campaign, we hope you’ll be a part again next year, and congratulations to The Big Deal Maxine!
An investment in KLRU is an investment in YOUR community! We are thrilled to be participating in the second annual Amplify Austin community-wide giving day, beginning Thursday, March 20 at 6pm and ending at 6pm Friday, March 21.
Amplify Austin, presented by I Live Here, I Give Here, is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Central Texas through online giving in a 24 hour period. Last year Amplify Austin, as a whole, raised over $2.8 million for the Central Texas community and this year their goal is to raise $4 million!
Last year, you helped KLRU raise over $12,000 from 130 people in the community – allowing us to provide:
300 artists a place to share their creativity
4,000 children with books and digital resources
750 parents & teachers with hands-on educational workshops
1,000 hours of Central Texas themed programming each year
100+ events on civil discourse and cultural understanding
Our goal for 2014 is to raise $18,500 from 200 people in the community and we need your help to reach it!
Ways you can be involved in helping KLRU to reach our 2014 Amplify Austin goal:
Share via Social Media! Last year, social networks were one of the primary mediums people used to share information about Amplify Austin and were then directed to give. Spread the word to your friends and family by liking/sharing/retweeting KLRU’s Amplify Austin posts on Facebook and Twitter or share why YOU support KLRU and why YOU think it’s important for your followers to support too!
Email your networks! Spread the word to your friends, family and coworkers and share KLRU’s Amplify Austin donation page with them. Engaging in conversation about KLRU, Amplify Austin and philanthropy in Central Texas will increase awareness about KLRU’s mission and build an audience of support to help us continue to provide high quality, commercial free television to all of Central Texas.
KLRU is so excited to be a part of this special community-wide giving day and we hope you’re just as eager to participate in it as we are!