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!
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.
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.
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.
After a huge outpouring of support yesterday, we went from having $115,000 left to raise this September to $93,000. So many folks have mailed in checks, called in with their gifts, or given online and we’re so appreciative of your effort and your generosity – thank you!
The Countdown Campaign ends on September 30, the end of KLRU’s fiscal year, and we need your help to end the year with a balanced budget. We sincerely appreciate everyone who supports us throughout the year – this is your public television station and couldn’t exist without you. If you’re able to make an additional gift this week (or join for the very first time), it would make a huge difference to KLRU right now.
Keep the Countdown Campaign going and donate today!
September 30 is the end of our fiscal year and we need your help to reach that date with a balanced budget. Please take a minute and join our Countdown Campaign to raise $115,000 in the next 7 days. As we celebrate 50 years of public television in Central Texas, we know that there are so many of you that value KLRU, but now we’re asking you to support us with a gift - any amount you can give will make a huge difference to KLRU right now.
KLRU is Austin’s only locally owned and operated television station. With over half of our support coming from individuals like you, we take very seriously our commitment to inspire – and be inspired by – everyone in Central Texas. We are public television so KLRU is your station.
I hope you’ll take this opportunity to reflect on how much you value KLRU’s commitment to keeping Austin entertained, informed and educated and join our Countdown Campaign right now by:
Making your first gift ever to KLRU right now because your children love Sesame Street, Word Girl, and Dinosaur Train.
Renewing your support of KLRU this year because you can’t live without new episodes of Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, and Doctor Who.
Casting your vote for your favorite local programs like Central Texas Gardener, Overheard with Evan Smith, The Daytripper, and Arts in Context.
Giving an additional gift to KLRU because your trust PBS Newshour, Frontline, and Washington Week.
We are diligent stewards of our limited resources, consistently trimming expenses while at the same time preserving the strength of our content and community. Despite our best efforts, we’re approaching the end of our fiscal year with a deficit. We need your help, right now to reach our Countdown Campaign goal by September 30th.
We were lucky to have some expert wine folks on the bus with us including Wes Marshall, author of the travel book Wine Roads of Texas; Alphonse Dotson, owner of Certenberg Vineyards; Ron Yates, owner or Spicewood Vineyards; and Jay Knepp from Salt Lick Cellars.
Thanks to everyone who donated to KLRU and to the generous winemakers and owners who donated their time to really make our experience special.
Today is the day you can help KLRU reach our goal and raise $25,000 by August 31. Some of you have made a gift this drive already – some of you support us throughout the year – but for those who haven’t or for those who could give something more, please act now.
We promise to turn your dollars into action: producing quality programming foreveryone; providing invaluable educational training and tools for our students, teachers and parents; and creating the space for community dialogue around the most relevant and important issues today.
When we announced yesterday that we were $45,000 short of our August pledge drive goal, over 125 of you quickly reacted with your supporttogether raising $15,000 is less than 24 hours!
We are now just $30,000 short of what we need to raise this month and now is the time for you to join this final push towards our $240,000 goal. If you made a gift yesterday, THANK YOU! If you haven’t made a donation during this August drive, or if you think you could give a little more, please do so right now.
We can get to that goal with YOUR help.Your support – and the support of your neighbors, friends, and family – is what makes everything we do possible. Together we can continue to make a difference in Austin – please take a minute and make your gift today. Thank you!