Make Your Year End Gift Today!

KLRU has already wrapped up our winter drive! We cut 10 days from our drive—in exchange for less on-air fundraising, KLRU relies on year-end gifts to make up the difference and head into the new year strong and ready to go!

Fewer on-air interruptions = ✔️
Amount KLRU still needs to raise by December 31 = $50,000

Year end is an ideal time to make final financial contributions and set new goals for next year’s giving. And that’s why KLRU wants to encourage you to become a Sustaining Member this month. Sustaining members make the most impact simply because monthly donations allow KLRU to plan ahead, knowing we have a steady revenue stream.

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Already a KLRU Sustainer? Consider increasing your monthly gift. Remember that your generous support is the backbone of this public television station. We would not exist with you.

Increase Your Sustaining Monthly Amount

The resources we extend into the community come from your donation power. Your gift of any amount allows KLRU to give back, reach out and create a space for thoughtful discussion. Central Texas is merry and bright this season because of viewers like you!

P.S. Anyone who becomes a Sustainer at ANY amount or increases their monthly gift this month will receive our KLRU Fan Kit, with KLRU decals, a koozie and more!

You can also grab the new KLRU baseball tee when you become a Sustaining Member at $10/month or make a one time gift of $120.

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And it’s LAST CHANCE for our winter drive thank you gifts. Donate now and receive your choice of thank you item—there are over 130 to choose from, including our popular KLRU Beatles tote, music from The Moody BluesRick Steves’ Europe and more!

Last minute thank you gifts and tickets are still available!

We’ve cut a whole week off our winter fund drive—which means it’s already winding down! There are less than two days left, but we need to raise $50,000 to meet our goal! There’s still time to help us get there!

Donate now—don’t miss your chance to experience some of your favorite PBS shows in person, all while supporting KLRU! We have some fabulous live events, from rock ‘n’ roll to family fun! Make a gift now and we’ll thank you with your choice of tickets to:

• See Broadway in Austin on the opening night of The King & I on December 12th
• Experience the Moody Blues at their special live 50th Anniversary Tour on January 21st
• Creature Power! The Kratt Brothers return to Austin for Wild Kratts Live on January 28th
• Hear Michael Pollan tell his story One Writer’s Trip – From the Garden to the Plate and the Beyond on February 2nd
• Rock out with guitar legend Joe Bonamassa on May 25th (meet and greet package available!)

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Giving the gift of KLRU is so much more than an ordinary present. Your gift brings PBS favorites to Central Texas screens, creates new and original programs and supports children, parents and teachers with educational media. Your support will truly ensure that your KLRU community has a holiday season that is merry and bright!

Help us raise $12,000 more by midnight with our last matching challenge!

There’s still time to join KLRU for #GivingTuesday. TODAY is the day when families, businesses and individuals from around the globe make a difference by raising awareness and funds together. KLRU has until midnight tonight to raise $12,000 more to reach our $50,000 goal!

Why donate today? #GivingTuesday dollars have the biggest impactthere’s heightened awareness around the community and beyond, which means fundraising momentum is on our side. Better yet, when you give your gift right now, your dollars are DOUBLED because of a generous challenge match from Austin Community College District.

For every dollar received until 11:59 p.m. tonight, ACC will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $5,000!

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KLRU is a window to the world, available to everyone for free. And we’re an important voice for the public interest, because we don’t have advertisers. We are public television, supported by and in service to YOU. Can I count on your generosity now to help redefine the giving spirit and bring the best in educational, entertaining, and inspiring programming to all Central Texans?

Thank you so much!

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Our morning match will double your dollars!

#GivingTuesday is here! November 28 is the day your gift to KLRU makes the most impact.

Today the worldwide conversation is “How can I help?” It doesn’t get more inspiring than that.

Join KLRU as we sprint to raise $50,000 by midnight tonight. Your support toward our goal will inspire others in Central Texas and beyond to give, which is exactly why #GivingTuesday is such a powerful philanthropic movement.

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And when you give your gift now, your dollars are DOUBLED because of a generous challenge match from KLRU Business Supporter Wilson Goldrick Realtors. For every dollar received today until 2 p.m., Wilson Goldrick will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, for a potential total of $5,000!

KLRU is your only community-supported public television station. From our on-the-ground outreach with youth organizations to our trusted, educational and inspiring slate of programming, all of this is possible because of wonderful people like YOU. Everything you give today goes directly back to serving Central Texans.

Together our goodwill makes a difference. Thank you!

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We have a #GivingTuesday match – double your gift right now!

#GivingTuesday has officially begun! This is it. KLRU has 24 hours to raise $50,000.

It’s so exciting to be part of this global day of giving! Together we can harness the power of philanthropy to make the biggest impact. Embrace this moment of worldwide generosity and help us reach toward our $50,000 goal in the earliest moments of #GivingTuesday!

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And when you show your support now, your dollars are DOUBLED because of a generous challenge match from KLRU Business Supporter EntergyFor every dollar received this morning until 8 a.m., Entergy will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, for a potential total of $5,000!

Remember, everything you give goes directly back to serving you and your community. KLRU’s mission—to bring the best in educational, entertaining and inspiring programming to Central Texas—thrives because of YOU.

Together our goodwill makes a difference. Thank you!

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The Beatles + Ticket Offers – we love them, yeah, yeah, yeah!

This November KLRU is committed to cutting 10 days from our drive, and we’ve packed in a lot of fun, including three exciting ticket offers!

Tune in November 25th when it’s all about The Beatles! Catch the fab four at 7 p.m. in the Ron Howard film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week followed by Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution at 9:30 p.m. During the broadcasts we’ll have two special ticket packages to see Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at ACL Live on April 3, including one opportunity for dinner at The Capital Grille before the show.

Donate now and you can receive one of the following gifts: The Eight Days a Week Combo with DVD and U.S Tour Book, the “I Watch KLRU Eight Days a Week” Tote or the The Eight Days a Week Full Combo which includes a Deluxe DVD Set, Tour Book, Tote and The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl CD.

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KLRU needs to raise $220,000 this season, and YOUR support is absolutely key to our success. Help keep our on-air drives short and our music programming strong. Support the public television station you love and score seats to some fantastic concerts while you’re at it. Thank you!

P.S. Want more music? Make sure to check out KLRU’s other rockin’ ticket offers, including The Moody Blues 50th Anniversary Tour at the HEB Center at Cedar Park on January 21 and Joe Bonamassa at ACL Live on May 25.

It’s a match when you schedule your #GivingTuesday gift today!

#GivingTuesday is only a week away and KLRU is gearing up for this global event. KLRU has set a goal to raise $50,000 in just 24 hours on November 28! Millions of people giving back on the same day sends a powerful message, and a gift on #GivingTuesday makes the most of your dollars.

Today, we’re announcing a special opportunity for donors who schedule #GivingTuesday gifts in advance. Thanks to a generous contribution from Amish Furniture of Austin, all scheduled gifts will be matched up to $1,500!

Schedule your gift right now, while you’re thinking of it—give a head start to KLRU’s #GivingTuesday goal, and make sure your gift is matched!

The display of support from our viewers last year made it possible for us to cut back on-air fundraising, while growing our programming and community outreach. KLRU is committed to providing more high-quality, educational content with less interruption. And your help is vital!

THANK YOU for believing in the PBS mission. Together we can harness community philanthropy and keep KLRU a strong, inspiring resource for all Central Texans.

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KLRU’s BIG DEAL Raffle is… BIG!

KLRU’s Big Deal Raffle Opens Today!

For just $25 a ticket, you can be THE Big Deal in 2018. 
One lucky Texan will be awarded an entire year’s worth of prizes,
all while supporting public television in Central Texas.

The Big Deal is a year full of incredible experiences, all awarded to one lucky winner, including:

  • Two (2) VIP Passes to the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • Two (2) Music Badges to the 2018 SXSW Conference
  • Two (2) VIP 4-Day Tickets to the 31st Old Settler’s Music Festival
  • Two (2) Producers Badges to the 2018 Austin Film Festival
  • Four (4) Passes to an Austin City Limits Season 44 taping
  • Two (2) Passes to the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival
  • Two (2) Badges to the 2018 ATX Television Festival
  • Two (2) Tickets to the 2018 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction & Ceremony
  • Two (2) Hospitality Passes to the 2018 KGSR Blues on the Green Season
  • Two (2) Satellite Badges to the 2018 Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
  • Two (2) Tickets to Foreigner at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on February 25, 2018

Buy your tickets to support KLRU today!

All proceeds from the raffle benefit KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.

2017 Veteran’s Day Programming on KLRU

Stories of Service

Decibel’s Stand Down Helping Homeless Vets watch now. As we honor those who’ve served our country, we salute the veterans and volunteers at VFW Post 856 who open their doors and their hearts to help homeless vets every year.

Take Me Home Huey airs Saturday, November 11 at 4:30 pm. Take Me Home Huey portrays the journey of a Medevac helicopter, shot down in 1969 during a medical rescue in Vietnam, as it is resurrected from a “boneyard” in Arizona and transformed into colorful sculpture by artist Steve Maloney. As the iconic Huey 174 morphs from wounded war bird into vivid sculpture, viewers witness the power of art to heal surviving soldiers and families of the fallen.

Texas Welcomes Them Home: The Making of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument by Pat Fries repeats on Saturday, November 11 at 5:30 pm. When the nation called them to Vietnam, the Lone Star State sent thousands of its young men and women to serve and fight in a long and controversial war that would leave the nation divided and its veterans unrecognized. Four decades later, a group of those veterans banded together for one last mission – to build a monument honoring Texas Vietnam Veterans on the state Capitol grounds. From the sculpting process to the creation of a sacred memorial that rests in the monument’s heart to the dedication, their journey would take nearly as long as the war itself, and result in a long overdue tribute to a generation.

On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam airs on Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 pm.  Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on the working class. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one a POW and the other a protester at home.

ATX Together: Lesson from Vietnam airs Tuesday, November 21 at 10 pm. Using the experiences and issues of the Vietnam War, teens and boomers discuss the role of citizenship and service both then and now.
 
Austin Revealed airs Tuesday, November 21 at 10:30 pm. Central Texans share their experiences during the Vietnam War. Through firsthand accounts, hear from veterans, immigrants from South Vietnam, protestors and others as they recount their lives before, during and after the war. Their perspectives are as much alike as they are different.

“KLRU is a community in the virtual space.”

Amy Wong Mok of the Asian American Cultural Center believes that media doesn’t have to be divisive. As a KLRU board member, she’s proud to support programming that lives up to her values.

“I like to use [as an] acronym: the Chinese chi,” she says. “Throughout KLRU or PBS programming, they have these three characters, civility, humanity and integrity.”

In fact, the need for civil, trustworthy reporting led to the creation of KLRU’s Decibel earlier this year. In addition to national PBS news and public affairs programs, KLRU knows local audiences also want to watch local stories.

Hosted by Judy Maggio, Decibel produces television specials and short videos that help connect viewers to complex local issues while highlighting the real people whose lives are impacted by current events.

Amy says this kind of reporting can actually help strengthen rather than divide—because the community can’t grow until people really see, hear and feel the things that lead others to think differently.

“I think diversity can only enrich our life,” Amy says. “[KLRU] is a community in the virtual space, and I think it’s very important.”

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