ACL & KLRU Holiday Sale

Holiday season creeping up on you? Not sure what to get loved ones? Never fear – head to KLRU’s Studio 6A for the Austin City Limits and KLRU holiday sale, Dec. 8 from 5-8 p.m.

Get yourself or your loved ones a special Austin City Limits holiday ornament, limited edition poster, t-shirt or one of the many other items available for purchase. Ready Betty and The Bluebonnets provide music.

5:30 pm: Ready Betty
The six-member squad consists of Vangie Gardner on lead vocals, Beth Lee on guitar and vocals, Rachel Allred on bass and vocals, Alice Evans on keys and vocals, Tara Rix hitting the alto sax and Melody Douglas on drums. The band, which formed in 2014, regularly plays their characteristic “retro chic” rock’n’roll – a mix of swing, rockabilly, funk and a special something – at noted venues across town, including the Sahara Lounge, The Blackheart and Scholz Garden.

6:30 pm: The Bluebonnets
The Bluebonnets play glam/garage/blues/rock complimented with layered girl-group harmonies. Tight and tough, their songs are energetic and genre defying—arrangements held together byguitar interplay and hooks you rememberlong after the show. Featuring guitarists Eve Monsees and Kathy Valentine, Singer/bassist Dominique Davalos and drummer Christina Comley, the band puts a feminine slant onblues injected rock n’ roll, yet don’t fall into any musical category easily; traces of pop, roots, country and punk artfully interweave into the music.

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.


VOCES video contest 4/29

The VOCES Oral History Project (formerly the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project) is holding its second video editing short documentary competition critique and awards for University of Texas students who have produced 5-minute documentaries from existing two hour-plus oral history interviews from the project’s WWII collection. The event will be Friday, April 27th, in KLRU’s Studio 6A, 4-6 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Refreshments provided. This event is part of KLRU’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Guest jurors are highly respected film producers/directors and include:

NANCY DE LOS SANTOS received her degree in Radio-Television-Film from the UT-Austin. She has a master’s degree in communications from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Her film credits include: Selena and My Family Mi Familia. Her documentary credits include The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood Cinema and Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano.

ROLAND HARTZOG is a graduate of UT’s RTF department, Hartzog worked as a Producer/Director at KTBC-TV in Austin and founded Creative Video Productions in Houston in 1976. He has traveled extensively to produce, script, direct and edit commercials and modules for a variety of purposes. In 1992, he created both an English and a Spanish-language version of a promotional video for the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project.

JESÚS TREVIÑO is a writer/filmmaker/producer whose credits include America Tropical, Yo Soy Chicano, La Raza Unida, Chicano Moratorium, The Salazar Inquest and Birthwrite. He was co-executive producer of the PBS series, Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. From 2000 to 2002, he served as co-executive producer of the Showtime drama series, Resurrection Blvd. His television directing credits include: Law & Order Criminal Intent, Criminal Minds, Prison Break, The Practice, The O.C and Star Trek: Voyager. He is also author of the classic book Eyewitness: A Filmmaker’s Memoir of the Chicano Movement.

2012 KLRU Antique Appraisal Fair a success!

Thanks to all of our donors who contributed during our August and December pledge drives to attend the 2nd KLRU Antiques Appraisal Fair on January 21, 2012. We had a great turn out and everyone really enjoyed getting to know a little more about their prized possessions.

A special thanks also to our incredible volunteer appraisers – many of whom saw close to 50 items throughout the day. We couldn’t have this event without their generosity and expertise! For more information on all the appraisers who were with us that day, please visit the Appraisal Fair website.

Watch a highlight reel of the day here – thanks again for everyone’s support and enthusiasm!