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!
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!
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.
GET TOGETHER with other motivated young professionals to share insights and ideas as part of this exciting membership group …KLRU Next. As a member you not only support KLRU through your donation, but also through events that bring the programming and values of KLRU into the community.
Be a part of Blackfinn Ameripub’s Grand Opening Weekend! Blackfinn Ameripub, a lively restaurant and bar opening this weekend in Austin, will generously donate a portion of the opening day proceeds from one of their favorite signature cocktails to KLRU Next. Light complementary appetizer spreads and fantastic drink specials all day long! We’ll also have giveaways for Blackfinn March Madness and tickets to an upcoming ACL taping.
Join KLRU Next now. Members receive exclusive invitations to signature KLRU Next events and access to ticket giveaways, including ACL tapings and community events. At $240 per year, or $20 per month, you can be part of the future of KLRU. Join us!
KLRU is joining ranks with I Live Here, I Give Here and over 300 other area nonprofits for a community-wide day of online philanthropy with the goal of raising $1 million in 24 hours. Be sure to save the date, because starting at 7 pm on March 4, we’re asking Central Texans to hop on to AmplifyATX.org and show the rest of the world just how charitable this city can be. KLRU is very excited to be a part of this FIRST ever annual online giving festival. Be sure to check out this video about Amplify Austin, like KLRU and Amplify Austin on Facebook and follow KLRU and Amplify Austin on Twitter. We’re sure you’ll be just as eager to participate in the big day as we are!
As we prepare for our biggest pledge drive of the year in March, we want to take this opportunity to thank you. KLRU is community supported public television and we wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the extreme generosity from the people of Central Texas – viewers like you!
We appreciate the work it takes for you to donate – from picking up the phone or going to the website, making a pledge online or in the mail. Because we value your time and your commitment, we want to make it as easy as possible to support KLRU which is why we want to invite you to become a KLRU Green Member!
As a KLRU Green Member, you join a caring group of viewers who provide us with dependable financial support on a continuing monthly basis. Starting at only $5/month you’ll:
Enjoy the convenience of automatic payment of your Green Member gifts.
Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your support is helping to reduce KLRU’s administrative costs. The cost of postage, thank you gifts, and printing adds up – but as a Green Member your support is efficient and sustainable.
Be in control. You can change or stop your payments at any time.
Be in the know. You’ll receive only the most important communication from KLRU in the form of a mothly eNewsletter. We also remove you from all mail and email lists so you’re not asked to give during pledge drive campaigns.
Always have an active membership.
Spread your support out over the year making generosity easier on your budget and giving KLRU the security of a steady, reliable stream of income.
By becoming a KLRU Green Member, you can help us transform the way our station raises money to focus on what you demand of us: building a stronger community through high-quality, commercial-free programming for everyone.
KLRU is committed to providing the best programming and services to its Central Texas viewers and members, and we need your help. Please 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!
1,530 individuals supported KLRU during this winter pledge drive and as of this morning, we have raised $218,486 that will help us continue providing extraordinary programming and services to this community. Thank you to everyone who contributed online, by phone, or by check during this 17 day fundraising period. Each and every one of you got us closer to our goal, so no matter how big or how small your gift, you truly made a difference!
If you didn’t get around to it, there’s still time to donate to help us reach our $240,000 goal – your gift today could be the one to get us there!
We’ll be live from Studio 6A tomorrow night for an exciting evening of local arts and adventure !
Starting at 7pm, we’ll be live in studio 6A with a great line up of KLRU Collective highlights. If you haven’t visited our online arts portal, KLRU Collective, then tune in tomorrow to see our favorite videos of local movers and shakers in our creative community. And we’ll literally be moving and shaking with special guests from the Austin Samba School joining us!
Following our mix-tape of KLRU Collective, we’ll premiere the brand new Arts in Context episode, All My Friends Are Vampires, which documents Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the country, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and just plain fantastic movies from around the world held each year in Austin, TX at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar. We’ll have Tim League, founder of Fanstastic Fest and the Alamo Drafthouse, in studio with us and we’ll giveaway a 2013 Fantastic Fest badge and an Alamo movie theater experience for you and your friends.
You’ll probably be hungry at 8:30pm, so we’ve planned a special Daytripper hour of the best in Texas BBQ. Chet joins us with the inside scoop on taking daytrips and brings some great gifts when you support the station, like a 2013 Daytripper BBQ Calendar, Daytripper Koozies, and a subscription to Texas Highways magazine.
Thank you to everyone who supported our end-of-fiscal year fundraising drive.
3,000 of you made a gift this September, and whether you gave $5 or $500, each and every one of you helped us close the gap on our budget deficit. Thank you for believing in the value of public television and for committing to be a supporter of KLRU.
With your phenomenal support, we can move forward into 2012-2013 with new programming and engaging events like:
Civic Summit: Why Bother? | Studio 6A tonight | The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, KLRU and KUT News 90.5 are hosting an interactive dialogue among young Texans — those who are engaged and those who aren’t — about the causes of low civic participation in Central Texas and how to boost it. RSVP here to attend or watch when it airs, Thursday at 8pm.
Hardly Sound | 1st Monday of the month | 11pm on KLRU Q | Did you miss Hardly Sound’s October episode yesterday? Watch it online here and support KLRU’s newest documentary series highlighting the lives and stories of local musicians and bands.
Community Cinema | A new of Community Cinema continues with As Goes Janesville, a documentary following the lives of laid-off workers, business leaders, and elected officials trying to reinvent their lives and their Midwestern town amid the closure of their GM plant and America’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Screenings are free, open to the public, and take place October 2 at Austin’s Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) and October 25 at Round Rock Public Library (216 E. Main Street).