KLRU gives thanks for YOU!

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We need to raise $220,000 in 14 days – Give now!

During this season of thanksgiving, KLRU is extremely grateful to the Central Texas community, and most especially, to YOU!

Why? Because of YOU, your feedback and your support, KLRU has been able to make significant transformations to our fundraising drives this past year. What started as something new and different, keeping more of your favorite programs on during fundraising periods, is now becoming a regular practice. We’re absolutely thrilled that YOU and the Central Texas community have embraced this new way of giving to your only community-supported public television station, allowing us to meet our financial goals while keeping more of the programming you love on-air.

Our Winter Fundraising Drive began yesterday and once again we’ll be keeping your favorite primetime shows on every night during the drive. We must raise $220,000 by December 10th and we’re counting on YOU to do your part to support the shows you rely on each week in order to meet this goal.

Make a one-time gift or ongoing, monthly gift now!

We can’t say thank you enough, because your gift is so important in helping KLRU make this transformation to our fundraising drives. Will you continue to support YOUR KLRU with your gift today?

P.S.  What’s more, we have some wonderful ways to thank you for your support, including the final season of Downton Abbey on DVD, the highly anticipated seventh season of Doc Martin on DVD, and tickets galore! See Il Volo, Arlo Guthrie, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the Wild Kratts!

Don’t Forget! Join the Movement this #GivingTuesday

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KLRU Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

KLRU has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

As YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station, we ask you to join the movement and help promote our efforts! Whether you choose to give, become a personal fundraiser or share our social media posts – YOUR KLRU needs your support! Help us reach our goal of $30,000 and build community right here in Central Texas.

We encourage you to join the movement and choose KLRU as your organization to support on December 1st!

Here’s how you can support KLRU this #GivingTuesday:

1. Get involved and become a fundraiser!  Currently, we need 10 more people to sign up as fundraisers in order to meet our $30,000 goal! Encourage your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to give on your behalf to YOUR KLRU on #GivingTuesday. Sign-up is easy (it takes less than 1 minute!) and we will even provide you with email messages, social media content and a timeline on when to communicate. More info here: www.supportklru.org/register

2. Help spread the word about #GivingTuesday. Join KLRU on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – be sure to retweet, reshare and regram our posts with #yourklru and #GivingTuesday. Your shares will boost KLRU’s visibility and help drive more donations!

3. Does your business want to get involved? Consider becoming a business partner and providing generous matching support for #GivingTuesday! KLRU will post your company’s logo  and message your matching contribution in email messaging and social media. Your matching dollars serve a bigger impact! Contact Susannah Winslow, Director of Membership at swinslow@klru.org for more information.

4. Save the Date to GIVE! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 1st to donate online at www.supportklru.org. Add to your google calendar or Facebook events.

Embrace the spirit of  #GivingTuesday by helping us reach our $30,000 goal!  Will you do your part and make a gift in support of #yourklru this #GivingTuesday?

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Celebrate generosity this #GivingTuesday with YOUR KLRU

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This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, KLRU is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday.  Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.  We invite you to join the movement along with KLRU and to help get out and give this December 1.

Here’s how you can join KLRU this #GivingTuesday:

1. Get involved and become a fundraiser!  Encourage your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to give on your behalf to YOUR KLRU on #GivingTuesday. Sign-up is easy (it takes less than 1 minute!) and we will even provide you with email messages, social media content and a timeline on when to communicate. More info and sign up here: www.supportklru.org/register

2. Help spread the word about #GivingTuesday. Join KLRU on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – be sure to retweet, reshare and regram our posts with #yourklru and #GivingTuesday. Your shares will boost KLRU’s visibility and help drive more donations!

3. Does your business want to get involved? Consider becoming a business partner and providing generous matching support for #GivingTuesday! KLRU will post your company’s logo  and message your matching contribution in email messaging and social media. Your matching dollars serve a bigger impact! Contact Susannah Winslow, Director of Membership at swinslow@klru.org for more information.

4. Save the Date to GIVE! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 1st to donate online at www.supportklru.org to help us reach our $30,000 goal. Add to your google calendar as a reminder!

There are many ways to get involved in #GivingTuesday.  We encourage you to join the movement and make a difference right here in Central Texas!

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Thanks to YOU, KLRU will end the fund drive 3 days early!

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Did you know, because of YOU, KLRU raised over $250,000.00 in just 14 days? And did you know, because of your support, we are able to end the August fund drive three days early?

That’s right! Over 1,300 Central Texans generously invested in their only community supported public television station, in support of their favorite KLRU and PBS programs. And because of YOU, we were able to meet and exceed our $220,000 goal in a shorter amount of time, all while airing your regular primetime schedule each night of the drive!

You also helped us turn $100,000 into $200,000 thanks to the generous matching gift challenge from Luci Baines Johnson & Ian Turpin. We’re pleased to announce that the challenge was met with the help of your enthusiastic and immediate response. 

Best of all, your support continues to help us transform and innovate the way we fundraise on-air in order to bring you more of your favorite programs. We really couldn’t do this without YOU!

Thank you for investing in YOUR KLRU!

Gary Clark, Jr. ACL taping GIVEAWAY!

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Earlier in our fund drive we were promoting advance tickets to the the Gary Clark Jr. taping on 08/24! Now YOUR KLRU is running a GIVEAWAY TODAY for one lucky winner to receive 2 passes. All you have to do is enter via your social media channels!*

Stay tuned to KLRU’s social media to share, tweet and post across your social media platforms for entry as well! Be sure to tag @klru and/or use #yourklru. Guess the song based on the following lyric and you’ll be entered to win 2 passes! Be the first to comment on Facebook or RT on twitter below!

“After I was just sittin’ ’round
You know I started getting down
When they let me out
All I could do is scream and shout”

Because of viewer support, KLRU has been able to provide distinctive media experiences that matter, whether on the air, online or on the ground, while also reflecting Austin’s uniqueness and creativity to the world. Join the team that’s making a difference here in Austin by showing YOUR SUPPORT and donating today!

*Winners will be chosen at random and a photo ID will be required to pickup tickets. Winners will be notified by email. Passes are not transferable and cannot be sold. Standing may be required.

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End our August fund drive early – give to YOUR KLRU today for a chance to win weekend passes to ACL Fest!

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KLRU is offering our viewers a special incentive this August! GIVE any amount via the form below and you will be entered in to the giveaway for a pair of passes to an ACL weekend! That’s ALL 3 days! Choice of weekend one or two winners are selected at random.

You can also enter to win on social media! Post your favorite ACL Fest photo to Instagram or Twitter, and be sure to tag @klru and use the hashtag #yourklru.

YOUR SUPPORT this August allows YOUR KLRU to provide viewers like you with more and more offers and experiences such as this! What’s more, during this fundraising drive, we’re keeping your regularly scheduled primetime shows on every night. And best of all, if we raise $220,000 before August 20th, we’ll end our drive 3 days early! And donating isn’t the only way to enter this giveaway – stay tuned to KLRU’s social media to share, tweet and post across your social media platforms for entry as well! Be sure to tag @klru and/or use #yourklru. ACL Fest

GIVE to KLRU to attend THE TENORS Under One Sky Tour 10/28

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The Canadian group has written a handful of songs for their previous three sets, but Under One Sky marks the first time their songwriting talents stand toe-to-toe with their vocal prowess. In the process, they’ve created a rich collection that expands on their earlier efforts, while delving deeper into their collective strength as artists.

Since their formation in 2007, The Tenors have performed more than 500 concerts on five continents and made over 150 television appearances, including on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” (with Celine Dion), at the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House, at the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, the 2012 Emmy Awards, the Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle in England, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic opening ceremonies. Among the artists with whom they have performed are Paul McCartney, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah McLachlan.

This August fund drive YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station has a special ticket offer! GIVE $200 for a pair of tickets or $300 for a pair of tickets plus a meet & greet after the concert in the designated areas via the form below. The concert is on Wednesday, October 28th at 8pm! Tickets are limited so give now to attend!

 

Give to Your KLRU to attend Don Henley ACL taping on 09/01!

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Did you know that YOUR COMMUNITY supported KLRU station and home of the historic Austin City Limit’s studio 6A is designated as an official Rock & Roll Landmark by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum? Also, Austin City Limits has also been awarded the Presidential Medal of the Arts, a Peabody Award, and was recently recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 10 most influential music programs of all time.

Because of viewer support, KLRU has been able to provide distinctive media experiences that matter, whether on the air, online or on the ground, while also reflecting Austin’s uniqueness and creativity to the world. Join the team that’s making a difference here in Austin by showing YOUR SUPPORT and donating today!

Interested in attending an Austin City Limits taping? We are offering passes well in advance of when they are open to the public. Make a $200 contribution to KLRU today and we’ll thank you with a pair of balcony passes to the Don Henley taping on 09/01! Quantities are limited.* Passes will be at Will Call the day of the taping, additional instructions will be sent via email a few days prior. Passes are non-transferable. acl-header-skyline-2015

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting donations for the Don Henley ACL taping on September 1st – all passes have been claimed. 

Support YOUR KLRU this August and WIN a private tour of The Moody Theater

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YOUR SUPPORT today enters you in for a chance to win an exclusive tour of the Austin City Limits Television show. See the legendary music photography of Scott Newton & Jim Marshall. Experience Music’s Best Address. This offer is for 5 guests total (including yourself) and lunch!*

Home of the KLRU-TV produced PBS program, Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history. Experience an insider’s tour of the most famous address in music history!

Give a gift via the form below and you will be entered in the giveaway for a chance to tour the home of Austin City Limits! And donating isn’t the only way to enter this giveaway – stay tuned to KLRU’s social media to share, tweet and post across your social media platforms for entry as well! Be sure to tag @klru and/or use #yourklru.

*One winner and 4 guests, tour scheduled Monday-Friday 11am-noon, lunch provided on site at the end of the tour.

Overheard with Evan Smith pre-tape meet & greet offer!

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Overheard presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers – from politicians, authors and artists to actors, journalists and business people.  Evan Smith is your host who always has an eye towards the news and always with a sense of humor.

Did you know that YOUR KLRU locally produced Overheard with Evan Smith airs in 40% of US television markets? YOUR SUPPORT goes beyond the Austin community! Want a chance to meet with Evan Smith and Thomas Mallon before the September 15th taping?

Give a gift TODAY via the form below and you will be entered in to the giveaway to attend a taping on Tuesday, September 15th! And donating isn’t the only way to enter this giveaway – stay tuned to KLRU’s social media to share, tweet and post across your social media platforms for entry as well! Be sure to tag @klru and/or use #yourklru.