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.

KLRU Amplifies Austin!

Invest in KLRU and your community during Amplify Austin, March 2nd & 3rd! Join KLRU and more than 600 Austin area non-profits for Amplify Austin, and help build a more informed, connected and educated community.

Your contribution ensures that KLRU can continue to be your trusted window to the world, tell stories that matter to you, enrich your life with experiences and events and and educate your community with workshops that reach 5,000 local children every year.

KLRU has a goal to raise $50,000 during Amplify Austin and there are few ways you can help us reach it:

Schedule Your Donation NOW! Get your contribution in ahead of time so you don’t forget. On March 2 those scheduled funds will boost our progress right away! Donate here.

Save the Date! Add Amplify to your google calendar or join KLRU’s Facebook Amplify event. Don’t miss this moment to make a difference in Central Texas.

Get the Word Out! Spread the message through email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or wherever you internet. You can even tell people in person!

Fundraise with Your OWN Amplify Campaign Page! Get involved by becoming a P2P fundraiser. You set the goal. Share your KLRU passion and inspire others to support your campaign. Learn more here.

An investment in KLRU is an investment in YOUR community! Your trust and engagement ensures KLRU’s continued community impact.

Give the gift of KLRU! End our Fund Drive early!

Give the gift of KLRU this holiday season! We have gifts, giveaways and heaps of cheer to say thank you!

Oh, and guess what? We have less than $10,000 left until we hit our goal. If we reach $220,000 by midnight tonight, we’ll end our Winter Fund Drive ahead of schedule and return to your regular, uninterrupted programming tomorrow.
YOUR support could end the drive one day early! It’s not too late to make an impact and get a thank you gift (or two) for yourself and loved ones.

Gift exchanging time is closing in and KLRU has some great offers! Some of the most popular thank you gifts of the drive have literally been flying off the shelves—like Nature Super Hummingbirds. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price together—if you’re a fan of classic outlaw country, then Last of the Breed is for you! And Downton Abbey—It will always set the bar. It will always be worth re-watching. And Lady Mary will always look fabulous while being terrible to Edith.

Everyone loves a giveaway, and we have LOTS! There’s a chance to win tickets to see Odd Squad Live! at the Long Center or warm up this winter drinking from your own Mr. Rogers sweater changing mug! Love Hamilton? Because KLRU certainly does. Enter to get a copy of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new Hamilton Mixtape. Some lucky Masterpiece fan out there will scoop up Seasons 1 & 2 of Poldark. We’ve even got a drawing for portable phone chargers—they sure do come in handy while traveling. And, of course, any true public television fan wants to throw a hat in the ring for a retro PBS tote bag! Those groceries aren’t going to carry themselves! (Entries close December 15.)

Your support will truly ensure that YOUR KLRU has a holiday season that is merry and bright! Now here’s to enjoying some eggnog, hanging some lights and maybe even putting on a Christmas episode of Downton Abbey!

KLRU wants to give your phone a CHARGE!

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. 

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: @klru
(note: For KLRU to see your entry, settings for your FB post, Instagram, or Tweet must be public.)
4. Simply donate on the form below!

Winners will be notified December 16th!

The gift of KLRU

Giving the gift of KLRU this holiday season is so much more than an ordinary present.

Your gift brings PBS favorites to Central Texas screens, creates new and original programs about your local community and supports children, parents and teachers with educational media. You ensure that enriching programming alongside impactful local engagement is available to everyone in Central Texas—all for free!

KLRU is more than halfway through our Winter Fund Drive and we have just 7 days left to raise over $40,000 to meet our $220,000 goal—so your contribution right now is the greatest gift of all!

When you give the gift of KLRU this holiday season, we promise to keep giving right back by continuing to make a difference in the homes, classrooms and communities of Central Texas.

Thank you.

Hamilton: The Mixtape. (It’s so good.) Win a copy, join the revolution!

How could KLRU not jump on the Hamilton bandwagon?!
This Broadway phenomenon has broken records and charmed America with its diverse casting and innovative style. If only high school history class had been so entertaining!

With Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda created a blend of Broadway bravado, rhythmic hip-hop and political intrigue that is massively entertaining, but why stop there? The Hamilton Mixtape is the newest effort from Miranda—an album of covers from the hit musical with a who’s who list of modern recording artists—and KLRU is giving away copies of the CD this December!

Engage with us on social media or make a donation to #yourKLRU for a chance to win The Hamilton Mixtape.

Just 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.)
4. You can also gain an entry by simply donating on the form below.

Thank you for giving together

We are absolutely overwhelmed by your outpouring of support for KLRU’s #GivingTuesday campaign!

In less than 24-hours, with your support, we met our $30,000 goal and exceeded it to raise over $40,000! Thank you for joining the #GivingTuesday movement  — together, you and over 300 other Central Texans gave to do extraordinary things right here in the Central Texas community!

Special thanks to our #GivingTuesday Business Supporters, Wilson Goldrick Realtors, SVN Tamarack and Architecture Plus for providing challenge matches that helped raise $9,000 towards our #GivingTuesday efforts.

All the dollars raised on #GivingTuesday will go directly back to serving you and your community – allowing KLRU to continue bringing the best in educational, entertaining, and inspiring programming, as well as, vital community services to everyone in Central Texas.

THANK YOU again for helping us give together. 

Generous matching support provided by:

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KLRU wants to give YOU Odd Squad LIVE!

Engage with KLRU and you might win Odd Squad Live tickets!

There is something a little odd happening in Austin, and we want YOU on the case. This winter the Odd Squad lands at The Long Center with new agents, new music and a set of mysteries the entire audience will help solve.
Ms. O will lead the investigation from headquarters, helping you and rookie Agents Orion and Oleanna use STEM skills to stop Father Time and Lady Terrible from carrying out their villainous deeds.

Want a chance to join in on the laughter and adventure?
There are 4 ways to enter, which means 4 chances to win!

Share a slightly odd picture from your life to social media and tag KLRU.

Does your sandwich have a hole in the middle?
Are you combing your hair with a fork?
If it’s fun and odd, we want to see it!

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.)
4. You can also gain an entry by simply donating on the form below.

Winners will receive 2 tickets to see Odd Squad Live January 15, 2017 at 5:30pm as well as one youth-sized Odd Squad t-shirt!

Good luck!
Winners will be notified on December 16th!

This is it…#GivingTuesday!

Now’s the time for YOU to help redefine the giving spirit this holiday season.

Join #YourKLRU and the #GivingTuesday movement as we bring together individuals from across the globe to do extraordinary things, TODAY! Your support towards our $30,000 goal will help inspire others in Central Texas and beyond to harness the power of philanthropy.

And best of all, you can double your dollar and your impact by giving your donation during the generous challenge match from  local business supporter, Wilson Goldrick Realtors.

For every dollar received this morning until 11am, Wilson Goldrick will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $5,000! 

Remember, everything you give goes directly back to serving you and your community – allowing KLRU to continue bringing the best in educational, entertaining, and inspiring programming to everyone in Central Texas.

THANK YOU for helping us give together.

Generous matching support provided by:


KLRU is thankful for YOU

Thanksgiving… a day full of good food, great company and maybe even a little football. But it’s also a day to reflect on what we’re grateful for… and KLRU cannot emphasize enough how sincerely grateful we are for YOU!

As we jump into the holiday season, and our Winter Fund Drive, we’re thankful that your thoughtful feedback and support enables KLRU to keep more of your regular schedule on-air, with fewer interruptions, during fundraising drives.

And with just 2 weeks to raise $220,000, will you share in the spirit of Thanksgiving by making a gift to show us how grateful you are for KLRU’s commitment to local productions, community outreach, and unrivaled television that entertains, educates and inspires?

During this season of gathering together… eating Thanksgiving dinner together, watching PBS together—YOU have the power to ensure that KLRU will always be a gathering place for your community.

Thank you for giving generously.