Thank you for KLRU

Thank you for KLRU

Everyday, people in our community make sure that all of us have access to new ideas and information that can inspire our lives because they support KLRU-TV. As we start our shortest fundraising drive of the year, we want to first and foremost say thank you for making what we do possible.

We are proud to bring you such programs as the PBS NewshourAntiques RoadshowNovaCentral Texas Gardener and The Daytripper. That’s why during our June fundraising drive, we’re committed to reach our $75,000 goal with that core programming, leaving the regularly scheduled programs you know and love on-air as much as possibleClick here to donate.

Your financial gift is important so please consider the impact you make for all of us in Central Texas when you support KLRU, your local public television station.

Thank you for KLRU!


Austin City Limits Signed Poster Auction!


The tapings for season 39 of Austin City Limits may be well under way, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still revel in the great times from season 38 – and what better way to remember the incredible line up than owning one (or all!) of the limited edition signed band posters.

To kick off the KLRU June fundraising drive, we have organized an eBay auction of signed, limited edition band posters from ACL’s season 38 – the auction will be up until June 13, so bid now and bid often to get your favorite performer’s poster into your personal collection.

Also available in the auction is an original poster signed by ALL artists at the KLRU All Star Celebration featuring The Dixie Chicks, Courtyard Hounds, Natalie Maines & Ben Harper in a tribute to Lloyd Maines with special guests Joe Ely, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Terry Allen, Carolyn Wonderland & Terri Hendrix.

Posters currently available for bids
(click on band name below to visit auction site)

Alabama Shakes

Bob Mould

Bon Iver

Bonnie Rait

Delta Spirit

Dr Dog

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Esperanza Spalding

Gary Clark Jr.

Jack White

Kat Edmonson

Mavis Staples

Norah Jones

Punch Brothers


Rodrigo y Gabriela

The Civil Wars

The Shins

Tim McGraw


All proceeds will go directly to KLRU-TV to continue in our mission to inspire Austin with television programs, community projects and educational initiatives that serve Central Texas. 

Vote for your favorite episode!

Thank You for KLRU

KLRU’s June fundraising drive will focus on your favorite programs and we need your help to choose what to air. Vote for your favorite episodes of Overheard with Evan Smith and Arts in Context here.

Help KLRU raise $75,000 in one week by supporting what you love about your local PBS station: Antiques Roadshow, Masterpiece Mystery, Austin City Limits, Nova, PBS Newshour and more. We’re keeping the regular, weekly schedule intact and are looking forward to seeing which Overheard and Arts in Context episodes you vote for!

Thank YOU for KLRU!

See Il Divo at ACL Live

Incredibly popular and talented operatic supergroup Il Divo will perform at ACL Live on May 15 and KLRU has special seats reserved for our donors.

Il Divo at ACL Live

When you make a donation of $400 we’ll thank you with two incredible floor seats to the performance. Or you can donate $200 to receive two balcony level tickets.

Watch their incredible Live In London concert tonight at 9pm KLRU and donate now to reserve your seat – Tickets are very limited!

We have other ways for you to enhance your experience with KLRU during this pledge drive, including passes to ACL: Vampire Weekend, tickets to the Fab Four: Beatles Tribute Band at the Paramount, and admission to the I Can Do It Conference featuring speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Support KLRU and go beyond TV this March.


Be There: I Can Do It Conference with Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer at I Can Do It Conference

KLRU helps you explore, learn, and do more. When you donate to KLRU, your gift is much more than financial support, it’s the gift of discovery to everyone in your community.

During this pledge drive we have a special opportunity for fans of Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Wayne Dyer will be in Austin for the I Can Do It Conference on Saturday,  March 23rd at Bass Concert Hall. For your donation of $150, we’ll thank you with one (1) Saturday conference pass, the day Wayne Dyer gives the keynote lecture. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy sessions all day and evening with professionals who discuss what it takes to live an incredible life – no matter what!

The Saturday line up at the I Can Do It Conference is below – and here’s where you go to make your donation for a one-day pass:

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wishes Fulfilled: Master the Art of Manifesting

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Miracles Happen

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm
It’s Time: Use EFT to Clear Patterns of Self-Sabotage Forever

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm
Writing for My Life

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm
Getting Spiritually Naked

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
From Illness to resilience: How to build an incredible life – no matter what

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Healing, Help and Guidance from Your Angels

We also have a very limited number of two-day passes at the $300 level (available only when you call 1-866-910-KLRU). Sunday, March 24 features another familiar face, Dr. Robert Holden from the special airing this March, Shift Happens!

Enhance your experience with Austin City Limits

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!

Enhance your experience with incredible music

Enhance Your Experience

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.

Thank you for your generosity.

Support KLRU Year Round as a Green Member

KLRU Green Membership

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.

Thank you for your support of KLRU-TV. 


Thank you…and you…and you….

Proud to be community supported - Thank you!

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!

With much gratitude,

KLRU Membership Team

Local arts and adventure Thursday night on KLRU

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!

Austin Samba School from KLRU Collective on Vimeo.

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.

All My Friends Are Vampires Trailer from KLRU-TV on Vimeo.

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.

Give during the KLRU Winter Pledge Drive