KLRU’s 5 Day Online Drive Starts June 4!

Save the Date! June 4 – June 8

KLRU’s Online Only Drive is coming up and it’s extra wonderful for two important reasons:

1. No on-air interruption during programming: Online Only.
2. It’s zippy! You help us raise $100K in just FIVE days!

Innovative fundraising like this requires YOUR engagement. Keeping pledge drives short without cutting into programming is what viewers request from us and we like it better this way too! But it only works when Central Texans like YOU stand up for Austin’s unique, award-winning media space and make a gift to your only community-supported public television station.

KLRU is home to the highest quality educational content, trusted public affairs programming and inspiring art and culture. Mark your calendars for June 4-8, and together we’ll make sure that this important resource remains strong.Thanks neighbor!

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Will you help us catch up?

KLRU eliminated an entire weekend of on-air interruption, ending our fund drive two days early! That means we still have $12,000 more to raise! Can we count you in?

And when you give a gift equal to or more than $10/sustaining or $120/one-time, you can receive KLRU’s schnazzy soft cotton baseball tee as our thank you!

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KLRU is free to everyone, with no commercial influence. Without donor support, we wouldn’t exist. This spring, every child who acquires a new skill from PBS KIDS, every adult who gains broader perspective from NewsHour or Decibel and every low-income family who engages in STEM-based community workshops will benefit with your commitment to this PBS station.

Give today and shorten the KLRU Spring Fund Drive by an entire weekend!

You can help us cross the finish line!! Just 12 days ago, we set out with an ambitious but necessary goal to raise $220,000 during our Spring Fund Drive. Your contribution can make this goal a reality and allow KLRU to remain on-air, online and in the community.

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And if you give today, we can reduce our drive by two days! KLRU wants to thank all the wonderful viewers who have shown support this March by ending our fundraising drive on Friday. That means giving back our entire weekend of programming with no on-air interruptions! In order to cut off two days, we must meet our goal—can we count you in?

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As a reminder of how your dollars impact KLRU and the Central Texas community, here’s a practical breakdown of real costs and effects.

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KLRU brings the world to your neighborhood, opening doors to art, entertainment and discovery. Protect this community space where everyone is welcome—your support of KLRU nurtures a Central Texas that learns and grows together.

Here’s your chance to see KLRU shows live, in person!

There’s just a week left of KLRU’s Spring Fund Drive, which means time is running out to donate toward one of the limited ticket packages we’re offering this season. Tickets are going fast—don’t wait and risk missing out!

Starting this month PBS favorites will be live in our community. KLRU brings the world to your neighborhood, straight from the livingroom to the stages of Austin! Five world class shows are coming to The Long Center and ACL Live at The Moody Theater.

Make a gift now and we’ll thank you with your choice of tickets. Enjoy an evening of live entertainment and know that your donation allows this community-supported public television station to thrive.

• Learn about this bestselling author’s approach to holistic well being and personal transformation with Deepak Chopra on March 31.

• Don’t miss the arresting voice of the multi-talented songwriter, pianist and guitar player Brandi Carlile as she tapes Austin City Limits on April 10.

• Catch Joe Bonamassa, widely acclaimed as one of the greatest guitar players in the world, as he tours around his newest album Blues of Desperation on May 25.

• Witness the deep influence of Nat “King” Cole on display in jazz talent Gregory Porter as the two-time-Grammy winner performs from his fifth album on June 20.

• Experience Killer Queen, named “Worldwide Best Tribute Band”, as they recreate the brilliant music and magical stage presence of the real Queen on July 28.

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Won’t you join us for a live performance? Help KLRU move toward our $220,000 goal with your gift today. Think of how important KLRU is to you and the rest of our neighbors. From Wild Kratts to Nature, to Overheard with Evan Smith and NewsHour, this is a space where there is something for everyone, no matter age or background. It’s a great time to show your support for KLRU this spring!

Make Your Year End Gift Today!

KLRU has already wrapped up our winter drive! We cut 10 days from our drive—in exchange for less on-air fundraising, KLRU relies on year-end gifts to make up the difference and head into the new year strong and ready to go!

Fewer on-air interruptions = ✔️
Amount KLRU still needs to raise by December 31 = $50,000

Year end is an ideal time to make final financial contributions and set new goals for next year’s giving. And that’s why KLRU wants to encourage you to become a Sustaining Member this month. Sustaining members make the most impact simply because monthly donations allow KLRU to plan ahead, knowing we have a steady revenue stream.

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Already a KLRU Sustainer? Consider increasing your monthly gift. Remember that your generous support is the backbone of this public television station. We would not exist with you.

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The resources we extend into the community come from your donation power. Your gift of any amount allows KLRU to give back, reach out and create a space for thoughtful discussion. Central Texas is merry and bright this season because of viewers like you!

P.S. Anyone who becomes a Sustainer at ANY amount or increases their monthly gift this month will receive our KLRU Fan Kit, with KLRU decals, a koozie and more!

You can also grab the new KLRU baseball tee when you become a Sustaining Member at $10/month or make a one time gift of $120.

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And it’s LAST CHANCE for our winter drive thank you gifts. Donate now and receive your choice of thank you item—there are over 130 to choose from, including our popular KLRU Beatles tote, music from The Moody BluesRick Steves’ Europe and more!

Last minute thank you gifts and tickets are still available!

We’ve cut a whole week off our winter fund drive—which means it’s already winding down! There are less than two days left, but we need to raise $50,000 to meet our goal! There’s still time to help us get there!

Donate now—don’t miss your chance to experience some of your favorite PBS shows in person, all while supporting KLRU! We have some fabulous live events, from rock ‘n’ roll to family fun! Make a gift now and we’ll thank you with your choice of tickets to:

• See Broadway in Austin on the opening night of The King & I on December 12th
• Experience the Moody Blues at their special live 50th Anniversary Tour on January 21st
• Creature Power! The Kratt Brothers return to Austin for Wild Kratts Live on January 28th
• Hear Michael Pollan tell his story One Writer’s Trip – From the Garden to the Plate and the Beyond on February 2nd
• Rock out with guitar legend Joe Bonamassa on May 25th (meet and greet package available!)

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Giving the gift of KLRU is so much more than an ordinary present. Your gift brings PBS favorites to Central Texas screens, creates new and original programs and supports children, parents and teachers with educational media. Your support will truly ensure that your KLRU community has a holiday season that is merry and bright!

You are extraordinary – Thank You!

Your generous donation to KLRU on #GivingTuesday helped us exceed our $50,000 goal and raise over $60,000! Thank you!

The momentum from your gift was part of a global chain reaction – millions gave back in a single day, making a huge impact on non-profits worldwide. YOUR community-supported public television station would not exist without viewer support, and because of you, KLRU can continue our mission.

Meeting our #GivingTuesday goal allows KLRU to keep our commitment for a short winter fund drive with minimal on-air interruption. In the longer term, we can continue supporting more local productions and planning for new content. KLRU is committed to providing Central Texas with inspiring, educational and entertaining programming. Your gift makes this possible.

Thank you also to our KLRU Business Supporters

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Our morning match will double your dollars!

#GivingTuesday is here! November 28 is the day your gift to KLRU makes the most impact.

Today the worldwide conversation is “How can I help?” It doesn’t get more inspiring than that.

Join KLRU as we sprint to raise $50,000 by midnight tonight. Your support toward our goal will inspire others in Central Texas and beyond to give, which is exactly why #GivingTuesday is such a powerful philanthropic movement.

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And when you give your gift now, your dollars are DOUBLED because of a generous challenge match from KLRU Business Supporter Wilson Goldrick Realtors. For every dollar received today until 2 p.m., Wilson Goldrick will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, for a potential total of $5,000!

KLRU is your only community-supported public television station. From our on-the-ground outreach with youth organizations to our trusted, educational and inspiring slate of programming, all of this is possible because of wonderful people like YOU. Everything you give today goes directly back to serving Central Texans.

Together our goodwill makes a difference. Thank you!

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We have a #GivingTuesday match – double your gift right now!

#GivingTuesday has officially begun! This is it. KLRU has 24 hours to raise $50,000.

It’s so exciting to be part of this global day of giving! Together we can harness the power of philanthropy to make the biggest impact. Embrace this moment of worldwide generosity and help us reach toward our $50,000 goal in the earliest moments of #GivingTuesday!

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And when you show your support now, your dollars are DOUBLED because of a generous challenge match from KLRU Business Supporter EntergyFor every dollar received this morning until 8 a.m., Entergy will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, for a potential total of $5,000!

Remember, everything you give goes directly back to serving you and your community. KLRU’s mission—to bring the best in educational, entertaining and inspiring programming to Central Texas—thrives because of YOU.

Together our goodwill makes a difference. Thank you!

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The Beatles + Ticket Offers – we love them, yeah, yeah, yeah!

This November KLRU is committed to cutting 10 days from our drive, and we’ve packed in a lot of fun, including three exciting ticket offers!

Tune in November 25th when it’s all about The Beatles! Catch the fab four at 7 p.m. in the Ron Howard film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week followed by Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution at 9:30 p.m. During the broadcasts we’ll have two special ticket packages to see Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at ACL Live on April 3, including one opportunity for dinner at The Capital Grille before the show.

Donate now and you can receive one of the following gifts: The Eight Days a Week Combo with DVD and U.S Tour Book, the “I Watch KLRU Eight Days a Week” Tote or the The Eight Days a Week Full Combo which includes a Deluxe DVD Set, Tour Book, Tote and The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl CD.

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KLRU needs to raise $220,000 this season, and YOUR support is absolutely key to our success. Help keep our on-air drives short and our music programming strong. Support the public television station you love and score seats to some fantastic concerts while you’re at it. Thank you!

P.S. Want more music? Make sure to check out KLRU’s other rockin’ ticket offers, including The Moody Blues 50th Anniversary Tour at the HEB Center at Cedar Park on January 21 and Joe Bonamassa at ACL Live on May 25.