You spoke and we listened! We’re kicking off our Winter Fundraising Drive this week, but we want you to know that we’re doing things a little bit different this time around.
In an effort to keep more of your favorite PBS programs on-air during fundraising periods, this drive, we’re pledging to provide one full week of your regularly scheduled primetime shows, like Antiques Roadshow, Nova and Masterpiece Theater. It’s a full week of YOUR FAVORITES and we’re counting on you to do your part to support the shows you rely on each week, helping us transform the way we fundraise on-air and in turn, making this fundraising effort a success.
One lucky Texan gets access to the best music and entertainment events in Austin in 2015. 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! Buy tickets and get complete rules and regulations
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 2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival
2 Music Badges to the 2015 SXSW Conference
4 Passes to 1 (one) Austin City Limits taping – Season 41
2 Producers Badges to the 2015 Austin Film Festival
2 3-Day Ultimate Smooth Passes to Fun Fun Fun Fest 10
2 Tickets to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Benefit Concert
2 Fan Passes to the 2015 Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
2 Tickets to KUTX Birthday Party Concert
2 VIP Passes to TMBBQ Fest
1 Night Stay at the W Austin
2 Tickets to an ACL Live at The Moody Theater show
Season 1 of BBQ with Franklin sparked something big, reaching over 2 million views on YouTube. KLRU and Aaron Franklin have walked you through the steps to make your own brisket, smoke a turkey and more. And now it’s time for season 2! For the last six months we’ve been cooking up new instructional videos but we need your help in finishing them.
We’re looking for community support to fund this project. Response from the first web season of BBQ with Franklin was smoking and we’ve been getting messages everyday asking for new videos. We want to deliver them as soon as we can, so money raised during this campaign will go directly to the finishing costs and post-production of the second series.
We’re just shy of raising half of our $20,000 goal. And when we hit the $10,000 mark, we’ll release the much anticipated beef ribs video. But we can’t do it without you! And when you support, we have some wonderful ways to thank you including koozies, bumper stickers, t-shirts and of course MEAT!
So help us throw another rack of ribs (beef ribs to be exact) on the smoker and share even more of Aaron’s vast expertise and knowledge of Texas barbecue with you. For more information about this project and to give, please visit the indiegogo campaign site at www.indiegogo.com/projects/bbqwithfranklin/
Own a Piece of Austin City Limits 40th Anniversary history with a signed Fender Stratocaster from the 40th Austin City Limits Anniversary Celebration taped this June.
The guitar is signed by the evening’s performers including Sheryl Crow, Jeff Bridges, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr, Kris Kristofferson, Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely, Jimmie Vaughn, Brittany Howard, Doyle Bramhall II, Peter Stroud and more.
We wanted to offer a heartfelt thanks to all our members and viewers who supported KLRU’s June Pledge Drive. We are so humbled that over 900 peoplehelped us raise over $130,000 in less than 10 days. It is your generosity that gives us the ability to continue building a stronger Central Texas through quality public television and vital community services. Thank you!
Summer is here and we’re celebrating the imminent arrival of the Central Texas heat by kicking off our June pledge drive. We need to raise $100,000 in the next 10 days so we can provide over 35,000 hours of free, high quality programming each year in the areas of education, arts & culture and public issues to everyone in Central Texas. With your gift of support, we have some wonderful ways to thank you, including some fabulous ticket offers and a number of fantastic books from UT Press, our pledge drive partner!
Antiques Roadshow has announced its 2014 Summer Tour destinations and they’re making a stop at the Austin Convention Center on Saturday, June 28, 2014. To successfully run the appraisal event, Antiques Roadshow relies on local public television stations to help recruit volunteers from the local community. Volunteering for Antiques Roadshow is a great way to meet new people, have fun and participate in public television. Those individuals who volunteer can even have two items appraised!
Interested? Here’s some more information to know about volunteering for Antiques Roadshow:
The minimum age to volunteer is 18.
Volunteers are assigned various tasks including crowd control, welcoming guests, production assistance and more.
All Antiques Roadshow volunteer positions require standing or walking throughout the 12 hour event. Please ensure that you are able and willing to participate in this physically demanding day.
Breakfast, lunch, snacks and Antiques Roadshow polo shirts will be provided to all volunteers. Volunteers are required to wear the Antiques Roadshow polo shirt throughout the event.
All volunteers must attend a training session on Friday, June 27 from 4-6pm (the day before the event) and should plan on arriving at the Convention Center at 6:30am on Saturday, June 28. At check-in volunteers must show a government issued ID. Please note: attendance at Friday’s volunteer training is mandatory and volunteers must commit to assisting for the entire day on Saturday from 6:30am to approximately 7pm.
If you’re interested in volunteering for Antiques Roadshow, please register to be a volunteer at klru.org/volunteer.
If you would like to attend Antiques Roadshow but are unable to volunteer, we have a limited number of general admission tickets available for your $400 donation to the station.
We truly appreciate your support of KLRU and can’t wait to see you at Antiques Roadshow!
KLRU announces Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years, an all-star benefit concert on Thursday, June 26 featuring some of the brightest stars in the show’s history returning to the Austin City Limits stage.
The star-studded evening, hosted by Jeff Bridges and Sheryl Crow, will feature Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen, Kris Kristofferson, Lloyd Maines, Bonnie Raitt, T Bone Burnett, Jimmie Vaughan, Grupo Fantasma and Doyle Bramhall II along with musical performances from Bridges and Crow, celebrating Austin City Limits legacy as an American music institution over the last four decades.
Commemorating the trailblazing music series 40th Anniversary, the evening will benefit KLRU, which created Austin City Limits in 1974 and still produces the show today. The concert will take place at ACL’s home, ACL Live at The Moody Theater, and will be taped as part of a two-hour primetime special, Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years, airing Friday, October 3. ACL continues its remarkable run, kicking off its milestone 40th year with the series season premiere on October 4. The complete broadcast episode schedule for Season 40 will be announced at a later date.
KLRU and Austin City Limits have teamed up with UK artist and new Austinite Tim Wakefield to showcase his art collection Soundwaves celebrating 40 years of Austin City Limits. Each stunning piece of artwork in this exclusive collection captures the soundwave of a famous recording. Wakefield then customizes the soundwave image into finished piece that represent his interpretation of each song. On April 14th to April 26th, select art pieces will be auctioned online with net proceeds benefiting KLRU and Austin City Limits. The online auction features:
KLRU and Austin City Limits have teamed up with UK artist and new Austinite Tim Wakefield to showcase his art collection Soundwaves celebrating 40 years of Austin City Limits. Each stunning piece of artwork in this exclusive collection captures the soundwave of a famous recording. Wakefield then customizes the soundwave image into finished piece that represent his interpretation of each song.
Later this month, portions of the ACL Soundwaves collection will be displayed at various locations across Austin. Follow #ACLSoundwaves on Facebook and Twitter for additional details as they become available.
On April 14th to April 26th, the art will be auctioned online with net proceeds benefiting KLRU and Austin City Limits. Featured songs include (click on song title for more about each painting).