Thanks to YOU, KLRU had a historic March fund drive!

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Thanks to YOUR enthusiastic support, KLRU had a historic March Fund Drive…surpassing our $220,000 goal to raise over $250,000 in just 17 days!

You and over 1,300 other Central Texans generously invested in your community-supported public television station and gave to your favorite KLRU and PBS programs. And YOUR support goes directly to provide quality educational programming and vital community services to everyone in Central Texas. Thank you!

You also helped us turn $20,000 into $40,000 thanks to the generous matching gift challenge from Lonnie & Polly Cooper. We’re pleased to announce that the challenge was met in less than 6 days with the help of your fervent and immediate response.

Best of all, your support continues to help us transform and innovate the way we fundraise on-air by allowing us to engage with a broader audience to raise more dollars online and through sustaining monthly memberships. We really couldn’t do this without YOU!

Thank you for investing in YOUR KLRU!

KLRU wants to GIVE YOU Sesame Street LIVE!

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Engage with KLRU this spring and enter to win a chance a family 4-pack to the April 9 show at 2 p.m.!

KLRU is giving away four family four-packs to the Sesame Street Live show, “Make a New Friend” playing at the Frank Erwin Center in April.  Don’t miss your favorite Sesame Street characters when they come to town in a larger-than-life musical production.  Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby and more are promised to delight in this 90-minute show, a perfect length for young children!  

Sesame Street Live is sure to create a lasting memory for your family, make your contribution below to enter or engage with your community-supported PBS station the following ways to enter in for a chance to win one of the four family 4-packs!

Here is how it works:
Post a video or photo across Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of you and/or your kiddos watching or interacting with Sesame Street. Can be a photo with favorite Sesame Street toy, book or even a screenshot of your favorite character and WHY Sesame Street is so special to you and your family!

Note: On Facebook, be sure to tag KLRU-TV, Austin PBS in the post (Please note: Your Facebook settings for this post must be set to “Public” so that we can see it and enter you in the giveaway). On Twitter & Instagram, be sure to tag @klru and use #yourklru. And on email, be sure to Cc membership@klru.org.

As your only community-supported public television station we know you rely on us to help you explore your world and make connections in your community. That’s why your investment, a gift at any amount, is so important to Your KLRU! Thank you!

Meet Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater!

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This spring, KLRU wants you and a friend to join us in the green room before Linklater tapes with Evan Smith on March 22 at 11 a.m.!

Overheard with Evan Smith is thrilled to welcome Richard Linklater back to Studio 6A! Linklater is a multiple Academy Award-nominated director whose credits include Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise, A Scanner Darkly,  School of Rock, Bernie, and Boyhood. His most recent Oscar nominations were for Boyhood, which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Film Editing. That film  won him the Golden Globe for Best Director. His newest film is Everybody Wants Some, which is premiering at South by Southwest and will be released April 15.

Starting now until March 18, be one of the first 5 to answer the following questions to enter in the drawing.

  • What Film Director stated that it was Linklater’s SLACKER (1991) that made him want to be a director?
  • What are the names of the 2 actors that were Oscar nominated for their performances in BOYHOOD?

Be sure and RSVP for the taping as well. KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith interviews Richard Linklater on March 22 at noon in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form to the left to RSVP.

 

Join Brit Floyd in Austin this June!

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If you’re a Pink Floyd fan this event is not to be missed, DONATE TODAY!

Brit Floyd: Live in Amsterdam comes to you on KLRU only because of YOU and the generous member support. KLRU is certain you are enjoying this amazing program featuring performances of “Wish You Were Here”, “Have a Cigar”, “On the Turning Away” and more, with your gift to KLRU you can experience Brit Floyd LIVE! This Spring your community-supported PBS station has an amazing offer.

When you support KLRU now, you’ll be sitting at the Cedar Park Center for Brit Floyd’s live show on Wednesday, June 29. With a contribution of $125 you’ll receive 2 tickets to the show. With a contribution of $200 you’ll receive 2 tickets to the show, plus attend the soundcheck as well as meet Brit Floyd!

We know you rely on KLRU for the best in arts programming.  And we rely on the more than 16,000 individuals and families who give to KLRU every year in order to keep bringing you your favorite shows.  Showing your support with a gift of any amount ensures we continue to broadcast these programs for free, so thank you for your contribution!

Taping Giveaway: Rhiannon Giddens 4/25!

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Experience the folk music artistry of Rhiannon Giddens!

Rhiannon Giddens makes her highly-anticipated ACL debut performing tracks from her release Tomorrow Is My Turn, a 2016 Grammy nominee for Best Folk Album. With your support on social media or by giving a gift below you will be entered in for a chance to win a pair of passes to their ACL taping this May!

Starting now until March 20, be one of the first 5 to answer the following question to enter in the drawing. The widely acclaimed album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, was produced by which acclaimed musician and former Bob Dylan guitarist?  

Here is how it works:

– Stay tuned to the KLRU blog, Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win some incredible giveaways like this one.
– When we make a post across our various social media channels chose to engage and your response will be entered in. Multiple responses over various social media counts as multiple entries!
– Consider giving a gift in the form below as an additional entry!

Taping Giveaway: My Morning Jacket 5/2!

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My Morning Jacket tapes Austin City Limits on May 2 and KLRU wants YOU to attend!

My Morning Jacket are old friends of Austin City Limits. With your support on social media or by giving a gift below you will be entered in for a chance to win a pair of passes to their ACL taping this May!

Starting now until March 20, be one of the first 5 to answer the following question to enter in the drawing. My Morning Jacket has released several albums with cover art that includes animals. Name at least 2 of the albums and the animals included for a chance to win!

Here is how it works:

– Stay tuned to the KLRU blog, Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win some incredible giveaways like this one.
– When we make a post across our various social media channels chose to engage and your response will be entered in. Multiple responses over various social media counts as multiple entries!
– Consider giving a gift in the form below as an additional entry!

Win a treasure of your own when you support Antiques Roadshow!

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This beautiful entertainment center from Amish Furniture of Austin could be yours!

The adventure of the treasure hunt is what’s to love about Antiques Roadshow, and now YOU have the chance to win a treasure of your own.  

As your public television station, we know you tune in on Monday evenings for the thrill of discovery and thanks to Amish Furniture of Austin, we have the discovery of a lifetime for YOU. This beautiful entertainment center, made with a combination of elm and brown maple wood, is built to ensure a lifetime of use. And it could be yours when you make an ongoing monthly gift of at least $5 or your one-time gift of $60 or more in support of KLRU.

Don’t you just love seeing the amazing antiques, hearing the stories from their owners and trying to guess what they’re worth when you watch Antiques Roadshow? Support Antiques Roadshow with your gift today and you just might win the heirloom that future generations of your family pass down for years to come! More information about the entertainment center and giveaway details can be found here.

Support for this giveaway comes from:
 Amish Furniture

Celebrating Frank Sinatra’s legacy!

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If you’re a Sinatra fan, this event is not to be missed, DONATE TODAY!

KLRU is certain you are enjoying FRANK SINATRA: THE VOICE OF OUR TIME. Sinatra was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. This Spring YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station has an amazing offer to all fans of Ol’ Blue Eyes.

Experience an evening of sensational musical fun celebrating Frank Sinatra’s legacy. THE SINATRA CENTURY features internationally-acclaimed performers Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso in a nonstop musical show business bonanza. Enjoy the hits — Come Fly With Me, Witchcraft, and many more! With a contribution of $150 you’ll receive two tickets to the show, playing May 6, 7 and 8 at The Long Center.

We know you rely on KLRU for the best in arts programming. And we rely on the more than 16,000 individuals and families who give to KLRU every year in order to keep bringing you your favorite shows. Showing your support with a gift of any amount ensures we continue to broadcast these programs for free, so thank you for your contribution!

Get social and attend an ACL taping with Iggy Pop

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Iggy Pop tapes Austin City Limits on March 15 and KLRU wants YOU to attend!

Once again your community-supported public television station is giving away passes to Austin City Limits tapings. With your support on social media or by giving a gift below you will be entered in for a chance to win a pair of passes to the March 15 taping!

Here is how it works:
– Stay tuned to the KLRU blogFacebook and Twitter for your chance to win- some incredible giveaways like this one.
– When we make a post across our various social media channels chose to engage and your response will be entered in. Multiple responses over various social media counts as multiple entries!
– Consider giving a gift in the form below as an additional entry!

Starting now until March 9, be one of the first 10 to answer the following question to enter in the drawing. Who produced Iggy Pop’s first two solo albums? (Hint: it’s a fellow musician).

Giveaways this spring with KLRU!

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Support KLRU today and we’ll thank you with gifts and giveaways!

This spring, give the gift of KLRU to YOUR community and we’ll thank you with gifts and giveaways galore!

When you support the programs you enjoy on PBS and KLRU, you also give back to your friends and neighbors in Central Texas. From Masterpiece Theater, Nature and biographical documentaries, like In Their Own Words Jim Henson, to NOVA and our award-winning local productions like Austin City Limits, you can directly support the shows you love with donations at various levels and we’ll thank you with a corresponding gift.

What’s more is that you can stay tuned to the KLRU Blog, FacebookTwitter and Instagram for your chance to win some incredible giveaways like passes to upcoming Austin City Limits tapings, family 4-pack to Sesame Street Live, a Meet & Greet with the Richard Linklater and even a chance to attend a University of Texas Baseball game!  All you need to do is make a gift of any amount through our blog or keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for ways to engage with us.

Over 85% of KLRU’s annual funding comes from the local community, but only 3% of KLRU’s weekly viewers make an annual donation to the station. We can’t do this without you!