Help KLRU Amplify Austin on March 20-21!

An investment in KLRU is an investment in YOUR community! We are thrilled to be participating in the second annual Amplify Austin community-wide giving day, beginning Thursday, March 20 at 6pm and ending at 6pm Friday, March 21.

Amplify Austin, presented by I Live Here, I Give Here, is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Central Texas through online giving in a 24 hour period. Last year Amplify Austin, as a whole, raised over $2.8 million for the Central Texas community and this year their goal is to raise $4 million!

Last year, you helped KLRU raise over $12,000 from 130 people in the community – allowing us to provide:

  • 300 artists a place to share their creativity
  • 4,000 children with books and digital resources
  • 750 parents & teachers with hands-on educational workshops
  • 1,000 hours of Central Texas themed programming each year
  • 100+ events on civil discourse and cultural understanding

Our goal for 2014 is to raise $18,500 from 200 people in the community and we need your help to reach it!

Ways you can be involved in helping KLRU to reach our 2014 Amplify Austin goal:

  1. Save the Date & Give! Get out your calendar and mark March 20th at 6pm to give to KLRU through Amplify Austin. Visit klru.org to link to the Amplify Austin KLRU donation page, search for KLRU on the Amplify Austin site or directly visit KLRU’s Amplify Austin giving page.

  2. Share via Social Media! Last year, social networks were one of the primary mediums people used to share information about Amplify Austin and were then directed to give. Spread the word to your friends and family by liking/sharing/retweeting KLRU’s Amplify Austin posts on Facebook and Twitter or share why YOU support KLRU and why YOU think it’s important for your followers to support too!

  3. Email your networks! Spread the word to your friends, family and coworkers and share KLRU’s Amplify Austin donation page with them. Engaging in conversation about KLRU, Amplify Austin and philanthropy in Central Texas will increase awareness about KLRU’s mission and build an audience of support to help us continue to provide high quality, commercial free television to all of Central Texas.

KLRU is so excited to be a part of this special community-wide giving day and we hope you’re just as eager to participate in it as we are!

KLRU Appraisal Fair 2014

KLRU held its 3rd Appraisal Fair in the historic Studio 6A on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Over 230 people visited us throughout the day to learn more about some of their most cherished items from a number of Central Texas area appraisers. Thank you to all of our donors from the June and December pledge drives for donating to attend the Appraisal Fair and share your stories with us.

A special thanks goes to our community volunteer appraisers who generously volunteered their time and expertise for this event. For more information on the appraisers in attendance that day, please visit our Appraisal Fair website.

 

Give a gift, get an experience!

We’re kicking off our December pledge drive this Friday and need to raise $220,000 in the next two weeks to keep public television strong in Central Texas. Make a gift today and see a show (or two) when you do! 

Congratulations to the Theriot Family!

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Once a year, KLRU will send one of our fantastic Explorer families to Washington DC to explore the museums, zoos, and more in our nation’s capitol. This year, we are happy to announce the winner: The Theriot Family of Cedar Park.

Explorer Trip Winner 2013

Theriot Family – KLRU Explorer Trip Winners 2013

Amanda, Leland, Josie & Howard will be travelling this fall – congratulations to them and thanks to all of our Explorers families for their financial support of KLRU-TV.

If you want your family to have a chance to win next year, sign up to be a KLRU Explorer today!

 

Austin City Limits Signed Poster Auction!

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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

Radiohead

Rodrigo y Gabriela

The Civil Wars

The Shins

Tim McGraw

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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. 

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
KEYNOTE: DR. WAYNE W.DYER 
Wishes Fulfilled: Master the Art of Manifesting

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
KEYNOTE: BRIAN L. WEISS M.D.
Miracles Happen

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

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm
KEYNOTE: NANCY LEVIN
Writing for My Life

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm
KEYNOTE: MEGGAN WATTERSON
Getting Spiritually Naked

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

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
KEYNOTE: DOREEN VIRTUE 
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!

Let’s Crank up the Giving and Amplify Austin!

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Do you love Austin? Do you love KLRU? Well, we’ve got a great opportunity for you to give back to both the city you love and the KLRU programming you can’t live without! In just three days, we’re joining I Live Here, I Give Here and over 300 other area nonprofits to raise $1 million in just 24 hours. Giving starts at 7 pm on March 4, and your gift can truly make a difference in the lives of all Central Texans by providing high-quality, commercial-free programming that gives us a chance to explore new ideas, new worlds and new possibilities. Help us continue to provide the trusted and valued programs you rely on as Austin’s only community-supported public television station. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest Amplify Austin happenings and together, let’s Amplify Austin!

Join KLRU and together, let’s Amplify Austin!

KLRU is joining ranks with I Live Here, I Give Here and over 300 other area nonprofits for a community-wide day of online philanthropy with the goal of raising $1 million in 24 hours. Be sure to save the date, because starting at 7 pm on March 4, we’re asking Central Texans to hop on to AmplifyATX.org and show the rest of the world just how charitable this city can be. KLRU is very excited to be a part of this FIRST ever annual online giving festival. Be sure to check out this video about Amplify Austin, like KLRU and Amplify Austin on Facebook and follow KLRU and Amplify Austin on Twitter. We’re sure you’ll be just as eager to participate in the big day as we are!