We had a great time at the KLRU Birthday Party! We’re so glad so many of our fans came out to celebrate with us. Here’s a short video featuring highlights from the event. You can also see photos from the Birthday Party and our other anniversary week events at klru.org/inspiringaustin
The VOCES Oral History Project (formerly the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project) is holding its second video editing short documentary competition critique and awards for University of Texas students who have produced 5-minute documentaries from existing two hour-plus oral history interviews from the project’s WWII collection. The event will be Friday, April 27th, in KLRU’s Studio 6A, 4-6 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Refreshments provided. This event is part of KLRU’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Guest jurors are highly respected film producers/directors and include:
NANCY DE LOS SANTOS received her degree in Radio-Television-Film from the UT-Austin. She has a master’s degree in communications from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Her film credits include: Selena and My Family Mi Familia. Her documentary credits include The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood Cinema and Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano.
ROLAND HARTZOG is a graduate of UT’s RTF department, Hartzog worked as a Producer/Director at KTBC-TV in Austin and founded Creative Video Productions in Houston in 1976. He has traveled extensively to produce, script, direct and edit commercials and modules for a variety of purposes. In 1992, he created both an English and a Spanish-language version of a promotional video for the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project.
JESÚS TREVIÑO is a writer/filmmaker/producer whose credits include America Tropical, Yo Soy Chicano, La Raza Unida, Chicano Moratorium, The Salazar Inquest and Birthwrite. He was co-executive producer of the PBS series, Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. From 2000 to 2002, he served as co-executive producer of the Showtime drama series, Resurrection Blvd. His television directing credits include: Law & Order Criminal Intent, Criminal Minds, Prison Break, The Practice, The O.C and Star Trek: Voyager. He is also author of the classic book Eyewitness: A Filmmaker’s Memoir of the Chicano Movement.
B-52s With The Wild Crowd! – Live In Athens airs Monday, March 12, at 9 pm on KLRU-Q This special was filmed in the B-52s’ hometown of Athens, Georgia at a show that commemorated the band’s 34th anniversary of their first-ever live show on Valentine’s Day 1977. Filmed with 8 cameras in stunning high definition and directed by Bruce Green, this concert delivers a sizzling performance that turned Athens’ Classic Center into a cosmic dancehall! Wig-wearing, boa-draped, glitter-covered fans came from near and far to celebrate this historic event, and a B-52s live show is always the best party in town! In front of their hometown crowd they even managed to turn it up a notch further, delivering high-spirited versions of their classics “Love Shack,” “Rock Lobster,” “Give Me Back My Man,” “Funplex,” “Roam,” “Planet Claire,”, “Pump”, “Private Idaho” and many more.
KLRU Endowment Receives Gift From Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin Recognizing Longtime Supporters Sandy and Dudley Youman
Gift In Honor of Station’s 50th Anniversary
Austin, TX — KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, announces that Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin have created the Sandy and Dudley Youman Fund within the KLRU Endowment honoring two of the station’s key supporters and the station’s 50th anniversary.
“PBS’s success depends on having best friends, and KLRU, Ian, and I have all survived and thrived because of the selfless service and extraordinary talent of our unsung heroes Sandy and Dudley Youman,” Johnson said. “Their tireless commitment of time, talent and treasure has been a blessing beyond measure to PBS and to us and we know the greatest way to thank them is to give back to the cause they love.”
“Sandy and Dudley certainly have a place at center stage in the history of KLRU, and I’m very happy that this gift recognizes that and helps us continue the station’s great work into the next 50 years,” said KLRU CEO Bill Stotesbery.
The Sandy and Dudley Youman Fund, part of the KLRU Endowment, will be used to help support KLRU programming and events. The KLRU Endowment was established in 1991 to provide a permanent fund that furthers KLRU’s vision to make Central Texas the most vibrant, informed, and engaged community in the country through the creative use of educational and inspirational content.
Sandy Youman retired from KLRU in 2005 after a career at the station spanning two decades. While at KLRU, Youman was instrumental in building membership, increasing major donors and in creating the Producers Circle. Sandy and Dudley, a physician, have continued to support KLRU and other non-profit organizations in Austin through their boundless volunteer activities.
“As I told Luci,” Sandy Youman said, “This is a real ‘grace-gift,’ defined as thoroughly unexpected, unnecessary at a level of such magnitude, but certainly really appreciated! I am humbled and thrilled that through this fund we can continue to play a part in making a difference for KLRU; not only inspiring the next generation of Youmans, but for the KLRU families throughout Austin, Central Texas and beyond.”
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, presents quality multimedia content that engages people in the thoughtful exchange of ideas, the expression of the arts, and enjoyable lifelong learning opportunities, resulting in a more vibrant community and a higher quality of life. In addition to providing locally produced and quality national television programming, KLRU is also a non-profit organization helping to build a stronger community through educational workshops, community engagement projects and public events. Known as the producing station of the longest-running live music television show Austin City Limits, KLRU has also worked on several other national productions including Overheard with Evan Smith and documentaries like Citizen Architect and Last Best Hope. Get more information about KLRU at klru.org.