Low Phone Battery? Let KLRU give you a boost!

KLRU is giving away PBS NewsHour Weekend Jolt Triangle Suction Chargers— perfect for giving your smartphone a boost on the go. Never be stuck with a dead phone again!

What does it do?
• Provides a 2,200 mAh charge when plugged into your smartphone
• Functions as a phone stand
• Includes a USB to Micro USB cable which can be used to recharge the power bank
• Shows off your PBS love

Engage with us on social media or make a donation to #yourKLRU for a chance to win. There are 4 ways to enter, which means 4 chances to win! 

To enter, simply share something you love about KLRU. 

1. Facebook: Tag @KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
2. Instagram: Tag KLRU and add #yourklru
3. Twitter: Tag @klru
(note: For KLRU to see your entry, settings for your FB post, Instagram, or Tweet must be public.)
OR
4. Simply donate on the form below!

Winners will be notified by March 21.

Your gift to KLRU now has twice the power

Lonnie & Polly Cooper, longtime supporters of KLRU, challenge you to support KLRU. In their own words, here’s why:

I’ve been asked many times why I believe in KLRU and the power of public television. My strong support for KLRU can be summed up in just a few words: constant, reliable and trustworthy.

KLRU & PBS allow us the opportunity to see the world from an honest perspective, presenting a multitude of viewpoints in their programming. I’m reminded of what I saw the first time I watched Sesame Street… I saw different types of people that did not always agree, but accepted each other for who they were and never stopped loving them. Without PBS, my family and I would likely not have the same understanding of the importance of diversity and positive conflict resolution.

This is why my wife, Polly, and I are pleased to present KLRU with a $10,000 matching gift promise and challenge YOU to support quality public television in Central Texas. Your gift of any amount will have twice the power to build a more informed, connected and educated community thanks to this dollar for dollar match.

KLRU is a promise. The good kind. When I turn on KLRU, there has never been a time that I’ve had to ask myself, is this something I can watch with my family?

Won’t you join us in helping ensure this promise remains for years to come?

Sincerely,
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Lonnie & Polly Cooper
Longtime Supporters of KLRU

Wanna monkey around this spring? Win a Family 4 Pack to the Austin Zoo!

Engage with KLRU to win passes to Austin Zoo! 

KLRU airs Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries tonight at 7 p.m. This groundbreaking production sent spycams disguised as animatronic animals into natural animal habitats. The intimately recorded videos show behaviors in the wild that are rarely observed. Luckily, Austin has a zoo where you can watch a wide variety of wildlife up close and we want to send one lucky family of four to check it out.

Austin Zoo’s main mission is to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need. Located on the southwest edge of Austin off of Highway 290 West and Circle Drive, Austin Zoo is at the gateway of the Hill Country. Enjoy educational zookeeper talks and see remarkable animals, such as lions and tigers and bears! Between taking in the many creatures and the beautiful scenery, you can even settle down for a nice meal as outside picnics are welcome.

Engage with us on social media or make a donation to #yourKLRU to win an Austin Zoo Family 4 Pack. There are 4 ways to enter, which means 4 chances to win! 

To enter, share a “SPY IN THE WILD” photo. Maybe your dog is hiding in some bluebonnets? Maybe you’ve spotted a bird with your binoculars and you’re not afraid to selfie that moment? 

1. Facebook: Tag @KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
2. Instagram: Tag KLRU and add #yourklru
3. Twitter: Tag @klru
(note: For KLRU to see your entry, settings for your FB post, Instagram, or Tweet must be public.)
OR
4. You can also gain an entry by simply donating on the form below.

Winners will be notified by March 21.

Mister Rogers Sweater Changing Mug Giveaway!

Show off your love for a PBS classic while drinking out of this Mister Rogers mug!

It’s the first week of KLRU’s 2017 March Fund Drive, which means time for fun giveaways! Sure, it’s almost spring, but it’s not too hot (yet) to enjoy a nice, warm beverage. And best of all, Mister Rogers changes his sweater on the mug once hot liquid is poured in!

Engage with us on social media or make a donation to #yourKLRU for a chance to win. There are 4 ways to enter, which means 4 chances to win!

To enter, just send us a picture of you or someone you know in a cozy sweater, just like Mister Rogers used to wear. 

1. Facebook: Tag @KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
2. Instagram: Tag KLRU and add #yourklru
3. Twitter: @klru
(note: For KLRU to see your entry, settings for your FB post, Instagram, or Tweet must be public.)
OR
4. Simply donate on the form below!

Winners will be notified by March 21.

Does winning a copy of Hamilton: The Mixtape = Instant Cool? Kinda.

KLRU is not giving away its shot to share the Hamilton love!
BUT we ARE giving away a copy of Hamilton: The Mixtape! This compilation takes the soundtrack from the groundbreaking Broadway musical and interprets it with a whose who of cover artists, including The Roots, Sia, Ben Folds, Kelly Clarkson and so many more.

And be sure to check out Hamilton’s America tonight on KLRU at 11 p.m. This behind-the-scenes documentary is sure to bump up your dinner party conversation game.

Engage with us on social media or make a donation to #yourKLRU to win Hamilton: The Mixtape. There are 4 ways to enter, which means 4 chances to win!

Comment about what you love about Hamilton—the musical or the man—and you’ll be entered.
1. Facebook: Tag @KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
2. Instagram: Tag KLRU and add #yourklru
3. Twitter: @klru
(note: For KLRU to see your entry, settings for your FB post, Instagram, or Tweet must be public.)
OR
4. You can also gain an entry by simply donating on the form below.

Winners will be notified by March 21.

Thank you for amplifying #YourKLRU!

Thank you, Central Texas, for stepping up and answering our call to amplify #YourKLRU! We are truly humbled by the community’s outpouring of support for public television during Amplify Austin.

In just 24 hours, YOU helped raise over $62,000 to build a more informed, connected and educated Central Texas. Not only that, but your enthusiastic response during the 11am hour secured KLRU a $1,000 booster prize for the most donors! All in all, more than 640 donors helped to ensure KLRU remains your trusted window to the world, telling stories that matter to you, enriching your life with experiences and events and educating your community with workshops that reach 5,000 local children every year.

KLRU is truly community-supported, and we thank you for stepping forward to join us in the proud PBS tradition.

This is it… let’s #AmplifyATX & #YourKLRU!

This is it! Are you ready to #AmplifyATX and #YourKLRU?

KLRU and more than 600 Austin area non-profits are amplifying Austin to help raise $9 million for Central Texas in just 24 hours. And KLRU has made it a goal to raise $50,000 by 6pm tomorrowYour gift during Amplify Austin will help us meet our goal and build a more informed, connected and educated community.

So what are you waiting for? See the impact your gift can have on Central Texas today:

  • $50 = 1 hour PBS KIDS programming, like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
  • $150 = 1 Indie Lens Pop-Up screening in libraries and other neighborhood spots
  • $250 = ½ hour of trusted public affairs programming, like PBS NewsHour
  • $500 = 1 tablet loaded with PBS KIDS apps for a local summer STEM program
  • $1,000 = 1 hour of arts, drama & cultural programming, like Masterpiece

And help spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – repost, retweet and regram KLRU’s Amplify Austin social media posts! Use #YourKLRU to show your support for public television in Central Texas and help expand our reach.

Thank you for amplifying your community-supported public television station, YOUR KLRU!

You’re Invited: KLRU Amplifies Austin Kick Off Happy Hour 3/2

In just 2 days, KLRU will help raise $9 million for Central Texas in just 24 hours… and a collective effort of this proportion deserves celebrating!

Join KLRU and Domain NORTHSIDE on the patio of Paul Martin’s Austin Grill as we kick off Amplify Austin and 24 hours of giving on Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm. Come to support your local PBS station, stay for the complimentary bites and drinks. Best of all, Domain NORTHSIDE will be giving away a gift bag filled with goodies to the first 50 guests at the event!

Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm
Paul Martin’s Austin Grill
3120 Palm Way, Suite 130
Austin, Texas 78758
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KLRU has a goal to raise $50,000 during Amplify Austin and YOU can help us get there! If you can’t attend our Kick Off Happy Hour, please consider making a gift to #YourKLRU’s Amplify Austin campaign or better yet, scheduling your donation TODAY.

Support for this event is provided by:

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Additional support provided by:

Paul Martin’s Austin GrillKiehl’s, Whole Foods Market, NYX Professional Makeup, ErinCondren.com, diptyque, Golden Bones, Kittsona, Planet Blue, Jose Luis Salon & Boutique, Flower Child, Eliza Page, Birds Barbershop, Orangetheory Fitness, Sugarfina, Marmi, Hanna Andersson

$50k in 1 day to Amplify #YourKLRU!

Are you ready to #AmplifyATX and #YourKLRU? Amplify Austin is just 10 days away, and KLRU is joining more than 600 Austin area non-profits to help raise $9 million for Central Texas in just 24 hours.

KLRU has a goal to raise $50,000 during Amplify Austin, March 2nd through 3rd, and we can’t do it without YOU! Your gift during Amplify will help build a more informed, connected and educated community. Better yet, amplify your community-supported public television station before everyone else by scheduling your donation TODAY OR helping us #AmplifyATX and #YourKLRU in one of the following ways:

Give! Donate online starting at 6pm on Thursday, March 2nd through 6pm on Friday, March 3rd. Or schedule your gift ahead of time so you don’t forget!

Engage! Join KLRU’s Facebook Amplify event to keep up to date on our campaign progress. Get the word out and spread the #YourKLRU love through email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or wherever you internet. You can even tell people in person!

Inspire! Get involved and fundraise with your OWN KLRU Amplify Campaign Page! You set the goal then share your KLRU passion and inspire others to support your campaign. Learn more here.

Attend! KLRU and Domain NORTHSIDE are teaming up to celebrate philanthropy in Central Texas. Join us on the patio of Paul Martin’s Austin Grill on Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm as KLRU kicks off Amplify Austin and 24 hours of giving. Come to support your local PBS station, stay for the complimentary bites and drinks.

Will you help #YourKLRU #AmplifyATX by scheduling your gift today?

Love The Keno Brothers? See them in Austin!

Are you a fan of The Keno Brothers? If so, we want you to be the first to know about a special opportunity to see The Keno Brothers live at The Paramount Theatre.

Donate $120 to KLRU today and we’ll thank you with a pair of tickets to see Leigh and Leslie Keno on Sunday, March 5th at 4pm at The Paramount Theatre. Immersed in the world of antiques and classic cars from a young age, the Keno brothers’ more than 30 years experience in beautiful and rare Americana supplies them with a wealth of knowledge and fascinating stories to entertain and inspire you to start the hunt for your next treasure!

Tickets are extremely limited, so don’t miss your chance to see Leigh and Leslie Keno bring their art and antique expertise to the historic Paramount stage for an enlightening and engaging evening filled with amusing discovery anecdotes and tips on finding hidden gems.