Help KLRU Amplify Austin on March 20-21!

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:

  1. Save the Date & Give! Get out your calendar and mark March 20th at 6pm to give to KLRU through Amplify Austin. Visit klru.org to link to the Amplify Austin KLRU donation page, search for KLRU on the Amplify Austin site or directly visit KLRU’s Amplify Austin giving page.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

Your opinion matters. Take this quick survey

KLRU Viewer Council

KLRU is committed to providing the best programming and services to its Central Texas viewers and members, and we need your help. We invite you to participate in our annual viewer survey.

The survey should only take you a maximum of 15 minutes to complete. Your insights will help us guide the strategic direction of KLRU over the next several years. Please note that all information collected for this survey is for internal use only and will not be shared or sold to anyone. Take the survey by clicking here.

Thank you for your participation. We really appreciate your time and input!

KLRU Appraisal Fair 2014

KLRU held its 3rd Appraisal Fair in the historic Studio 6A on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Over 230 people visited us throughout the day to learn more about some of their most cherished items from a number of Central Texas area appraisers. Thank you to all of our donors from the June and December pledge drives for donating to attend the Appraisal Fair and share your stories with us.

A special thanks goes to our community volunteer appraisers who generously volunteered their time and expertise for this event. For more information on the appraisers in attendance that day, please visit our Appraisal Fair website.

 

Give a gift, get an experience!

We’re kicking off our December pledge drive this Friday and need to raise $220,000 in the next two weeks to keep public television strong in Central Texas. Make a gift today and see a show (or two) when you do! 

Thank you for KLRU

Thank you for KLRU

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. 

See Il Divo at ACL Live

Incredibly popular and talented operatic supergroup Il Divo will perform at ACL Live on May 15 and KLRU has special seats reserved for our donors.

Il Divo at ACL Live

When you make a donation of $400 we’ll thank you with two incredible floor seats to the performance. Or you can donate $200 to receive two balcony level tickets.

Watch their incredible Live In London concert tonight at 9pm KLRU and donate now to reserve your seat – Tickets are very limited!

We have other ways for you to enhance your experience with KLRU during this pledge drive, including passes to ACL: Vampire Weekend, tickets to the Fab Four: Beatles Tribute Band at the Paramount, and admission to the I Can Do It Conference featuring speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Support KLRU and go beyond TV this March.

 

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.

Be There: I Can Do It Conference with Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer at I Can Do It Conference

KLRU helps you explore, learn, and do more. When you donate to KLRU, your gift is much more than financial support, it’s the gift of discovery to everyone in your community.

During this pledge drive we have a special opportunity for fans of Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Wayne Dyer will be in Austin for the I Can Do It Conference on Saturday,  March 23rd at Bass Concert Hall. For your donation of $150, we’ll thank you with one (1) Saturday conference pass, the day Wayne Dyer gives the keynote lecture. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy sessions all day and evening with professionals who discuss what it takes to live an incredible life – no matter what!

The Saturday line up at the I Can Do It Conference is below – and here’s where you go to make your donation for a one-day pass:

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEYNOTE: DR. WAYNE W.DYER 
Wishes Fulfilled: Master the Art of Manifesting

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
KEYNOTE: BRIAN L. WEISS M.D.
Miracles Happen

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
KEYNOTE: NICK ORTNER
It’s Time: Use EFT to Clear Patterns of Self-Sabotage Forever

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm
KEYNOTE: NANCY LEVIN
Writing for My Life

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm
KEYNOTE: MEGGAN WATTERSON
Getting Spiritually Naked

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
KEYNOTE: KRIS CARR
From Illness to resilience: How to build an incredible life – no matter what

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
KEYNOTE: DOREEN VIRTUE 
Healing, Help and Guidance from Your Angels

We also have a very limited number of two-day passes at the $300 level (available only when you call 1-866-910-KLRU). Sunday, March 24 features another familiar face, Dr. Robert Holden from the special airing this March, Shift Happens!

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!