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!  

 

Lonnie & Polly Cooper welcome you to become a member

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Double your impact for your KLRU!

The following comes direct from Lonnie Cooper and his family, long-time PBS fans and KLRU supporters.

I’ve been asked many times why I feel so strongly in my support of KLRU. It’s simple. I believe in the value and inspiration of public television.

My dad introduced me to the value of PBS around age 10.  He sat me down beside him to watch the Watergate Hearings.  In an age before CNN and 24 hour cable news, PBS was the only place to find live coverage of the hearings, with a rebroadcast in the evening. While commercial networks decided to return to normal programming and rotate coverage of the hearings after a week, PBS was committed to allowing the nation to be a part of this historic event in it entirety.

As my dad told me as we started to watch the hearings, “This is history. One day you will tell your children about it.”  He was right. And he was right to rely on PBS. Even as a kid in Yoakam Texas, I recognized that. Simply put, I was hooked on PBS.

This is why my wife, Polly, and I are pleased to present KLRU with a $20,000 matching gift promise and challenge YOU to give back to Your KLRU.  Your gift of any amount will be matched dollar for dollar from this challenge, effectively doubling your generosity and the impact of your gift on our community.

I believe that EVERY child should have the same opportunity that I did. The opportunity to see the world from an honest perspective. Without PBS, I likely would have not have had the chance to form my view of the world other than the one I grew up in. What a blessing it has been to be presented a multitude of perspectives and viewpoints by PBS.

Won’t you join us in helping to ensure that kids and adults in Central Texas have the same opportunity to be inspired, informed and intrigued?

Thank you,
Lonnie & Polly Cooper
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THANK YOU!

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If you are one of the more than 1500 Central Texans who supported our Winter Fund Drive, please accept our sincerest thanks. Because of YOU, we were able to meet our $220,000 goal AND end our drive early! Every contribution you make to YOUR KLRU strengthens your community through quality public television and vital community services.

And if you made a gift during this drive or anytime in 2015, consider doubling the impact of your dollars with a match from your employer! Visit klru.org/match for a list of businesses that generously support your investment in KLRU.

Thank you and happy holidays from all of us at KLRU!

Attend the World Premiere of “CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD”

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Get social and engage with KLRU this Winter Fund Drive for a chance to win!

YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station is happy to offer a giveaway at a chance to attend Conspirare’s World Premier of Considering Matthew Shepard this Winter Fund Drive. Enter as many times as you want starting today until Saturday 12/12 during the drive by following the steps below for a chance at winning one of two pairs (2) of tickets either the 02/20 or 02/21 performance!

How you can enter:

1. Give via the donation form below, any amount helps!

2. Share, Retweet or Regram any Conspirare specific posts via KLRU’s social media channels.

3. Use #yourklru as well as tag KLRU on any social media posts! Please note that privacy settings will apply, our view will be limited.

4. Comment on any and all social media posts specific to Conspirare during our Winter Fund Drive!

We can’t say thank you enough, because your gift and social support is so important in helping KLRU reach our goal as well as transform our fundraising drives.

 

Get social with Your KLRU and Your Community!

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Spread what you love about KLRU with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers via Facebook and Twitter!

Sustaining members, we really can’t thank you enough for the monthly support you provide to KLRU and your community. YOU truly are the backbone of the station!

Because you are our most loyal group of donors, we’re asking you to help spread the word about our Winter Fund Drive. We need to raise another $10,000 in the next few days in order to reach our $220,000 goal. When you share why you love KLRU via social media, your support multiplies!

Best of all, when you share your support for KLRU, we’ll enter you into a giveaway for a pair of balcony passes to see the Tedeschi Trucks Band tape Austin City Limits on December 14th! 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, be sure to tag @klru and use #yourklru. And on email, be sure to Cc membership@klru.org.

Helping KLRU spread the word about our Winter Fund Drive is just as important as making your monthly gift. Won’t you consider sharing YOUR KLRU with your community?