Want to be the Big Deal?

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One lucky Texan gets access to the best music and entertainment events in Austin in 2014. For only $25 you can purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win. 100% of the proceeds benefit KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. Support your public television station for a chance to be the BIG DEAL today!

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What’s the BIG DEAL?
It’s a year full of prizes, all awarded to one winner, including:

  • 2 3-Day VIP Passes to the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • 2 Music Badges to the 2014 SXSW Conference
  • 4 Passes to 1 (one) Austin City Limits taping – Season 40
  • 2 Producers Badges to the 2014 Austin Film Festival
  • 2 3-Day Ultimate Smooth Passes to Fun Fun Fun Fest 9
  • 2 Tickets to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Benefit Concert
  • 2 You Betcha I’m Somebody Passes to the 2014 Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
  • 2 Tickets to KUT Live Studio 1-A Broadcast
  • 2 Seats to a performance in the KGSR Music Lounge
  • 1 Night Stay at the W Austin
  • 2 VIP Tickets to a 2014 Austin Film Society film premiere
  • 2 Tickets to an ACL Live at The Moody Theater show

Congratulations to the Theriot Family!

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Once a year, KLRU will send one of our fantastic Explorer families to Washington DC to explore the museums, zoos, and more in our nation’s capitol. This year, we are happy to announce the winner: The Theriot Family of Cedar Park.

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Theriot Family – KLRU Explorer Trip Winners 2013

Amanda, Leland, Josie & Howard will be travelling this fall – congratulations to them and thanks to all of our Explorers families for their financial support of KLRU-TV.

If you want your family to have a chance to win next year, sign up to be a KLRU Explorer today!

 

Thank you for KLRU

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Everyday, people in our community make sure that all of us have access to new ideas and information that can inspire our lives because they support KLRU-TV. As we start our shortest fundraising drive of the year, we want to first and foremost say thank you for making what we do possible.

We are proud to bring you such programs as the PBS NewshourAntiques RoadshowNovaCentral Texas Gardener and The Daytripper. That’s why during our June fundraising drive, we’re committed to reach our $75,000 goal with that core programming, leaving the regularly scheduled programs you know and love on-air as much as possibleClick here to donate.

Your financial gift is important so please consider the impact you make for all of us in Central Texas when you support KLRU, your local public television station.

Thank you for KLRU!

 

Austin City Limits Signed Poster Auction!

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The tapings for season 39 of Austin City Limits may be well under way, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still revel in the great times from season 38 – and what better way to remember the incredible line up than owning one (or all!) of the limited edition signed band posters.

To kick off the KLRU June fundraising drive, we have organized an eBay auction of signed, limited edition band posters from ACL’s season 38 – the auction will be up until June 13, so bid now and bid often to get your favorite performer’s poster into your personal collection.

Also available in the auction is an original poster signed by ALL artists at the KLRU All Star Celebration featuring The Dixie Chicks, Courtyard Hounds, Natalie Maines & Ben Harper in a tribute to Lloyd Maines with special guests Joe Ely, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Terry Allen, Carolyn Wonderland & Terri Hendrix.

Posters currently available for bids
(click on band name below to visit auction site)

Alabama Shakes

Bob Mould

Bon Iver

Bonnie Rait

Delta Spirit

Dr Dog

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Esperanza Spalding

Gary Clark Jr.

Jack White

Kat Edmonson

Mavis Staples

Norah Jones

Punch Brothers

Radiohead

Rodrigo y Gabriela

The Civil Wars

The Shins

Tim McGraw

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All proceeds will go directly to KLRU-TV to continue in our mission to inspire Austin with television programs, community projects and educational initiatives that serve Central Texas. 

What role does race play in college admissions?

A new documentary produced by KLRU and journalist Lynn Boswell will explore questions of fairness, equality and what those words mean in university admissions nationwide.

To help fund production of this film, we are asking you to support our Indiegogo campaign. The goal of $25,000 will help with costs associated with travel, fact checking, research and use of archival materials. Funds raised through this campaign will directly support the production of this documentary.

There are great perks to thank you for your donation including an advance screening, panel & reception, as well as a private dinner. Supporting this effort shows you support quality journalism and public media.

Share, like and tweet about this project! More information can be found on our Indiegogo page.

Thank you for Helping us Crank up the Giving and Amplify Austin!

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KLRU is so proud to have been a part of Amplify Austin, the first ever community-wide day of online philanthropy, raising $2.8 million for over 300 Central Texas nonprofits! We’d like to extend a special thanks to those of you that participated and donated to KLRU, helping us raise over $12,000 from over 100 donors in just 24 hours. Your gift provides this community with 24 hours of educational, entertaining, and inspirational programming both on air and online. KLRU, KLRU-Q, Create and V-Me combined add up to 35,040 hours of programming a year, giving all Central Texans the chance to explore new ideas, new worlds and new possibilities. Thank you for supporting what was a great day of giving for KLRU and a phenomenal day of giving for the Austin community.

It’s Time to Amplify Austin & KLRU!

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Join us TODAY in becoming a part of Austin’s history by giving a gift to KLRU in Austin’s FIRST ever community-wide day of online philanthropy, Amplify Austin! We’re encouraging all Central Texans, those of us who love this community most, to help us raise $1 million in just 24 hours and show the rest of the world just how charitable this city can be. Want to help? Here’s how: visit our KLRU Amplify Austin donation page to make your gift today; spread the word to friends and family about your support of KLRU and Amplify Austin; and join the #AmplifyATX social media conversation on Twitter and Facebook. We have just 24 hours to make a huge difference in our community and in the lives of all Central Texans, so let’s crank up the giving and Amplify Austin!

Enhance your experience with Austin City Limits

Tonight at 7pm, watch a special encore presentation of Austin City Limits with Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples. Executive Producer Terry Lickona joins in from Studio 6A, the original ACL stage, to talk about the history and importance of Austin City Limits.

Also there’s a special opportunity for you to attend the very first taping of 2013 with Vampire Weekend when you donate $200 during the KLRU March pledge drive.

Your support of KLRU ensures that Austin City Limits continues to showcase legendary artists and talented newcomers from the stage at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Thank you!

Let’s Crank up the Giving and Amplify Austin!

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Do you love Austin? Do you love KLRU? Well, we’ve got a great opportunity for you to give back to both the city you love and the KLRU programming you can’t live without! In just three days, we’re joining I Live Here, I Give Here and over 300 other area nonprofits to raise $1 million in just 24 hours. Giving starts at 7 pm on March 4, and your gift can truly make a difference in the lives of all Central Texans by providing high-quality, commercial-free programming that gives us a chance to explore new ideas, new worlds and new possibilities. Help us continue to provide the trusted and valued programs you rely on as Austin’s only community-supported public television station. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest Amplify Austin happenings and together, let’s Amplify Austin!

Enhance your experience with incredible music

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KLRU is kicking off our March pledge drive a day early with some exciting ways to thank you for your support and help you enhance your experience with KLRU beyond TV:

  • Vampire Weekend tapes Austin City Limits | Sunday, March 17 | Donate $200 and we’ll thank you with two balcony passes
  • Il Divo at ACL Live | May 15 | Donate $400 and we’ll thank you with two incredible floor seats to the performance. Or donate $200 to receive two balcony level tickets
  • Joe Bonamassa at ACL Live | November 30 | Donate $350 we’ll thank you with two tickets to his concert plus an invitation to a Meet-and-Greet before the show. Or donate $250 for two great seats without the Meet-and-Greet
  • Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute at the Paramount | May 18 | Donate $100 for two great seats at their concert. Or join them for a Meet-and-Greet before their concert when you donate $150

KLRU is proud to be the largest producer and presenter of high-quality arts in Central Texas. When you support KLRU, you become a key partner in keeping the arts alive today and for generations to come.

Whether you choose one of our special ticket opportunities or donate without a thank you gift, I hope you’ll decide to show your support for KLRU right now.

Thank you for your generosity.