The Season 2 closer of Poldark re-airs tonight! KLRU wants to make saying goodbye (for now!) to our tricorn-hat wearing hero a little easier… with a giveaway!
Two lucky winners will receive Poldark Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD or Blu-ray—winners’ choice. Add this PBS favorite to your video library and revisit Cornwall and all its sweeping imagery and adventure whenever you need an escape. What better way to fill the time as we wait for Season 3 to arrive?
Engage with us on social media or make a donation to #yourKLRU for a chance to win. Enter all 4 ways to increase your odds!
The characters of Poldark are experts at smoldering looks. Share a picture of you or someone you know doing their best 18th century drama face 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. Simply donate on the form below!
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.) OR 4. You can also gain an entry by simply donating on the form below.
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.) ~or~ 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!
Winners will be notified on December 16th!
KLRU has some amazing programming lined up for our Winter Fund Drive. Starting us out is Lang Lang Live from Lincoln Center. This young man has built an enviable classical career and keeps surprising audiences with his energy and expertise on the piano.
Before tuning in, why not see how much you know about Lang Lang? Take our quiz and test your knowledge!
The tapings for season 39 of Austin City Limits may be well under way, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still revel in the great times from season 38 – and what better way to remember the incredible line up than owning one (or all!) of the limited edition signed band posters.
To kick off the KLRU June fundraising drive, we have organized an eBay auction of signed, limited edition band posters from ACL’s season 38 – the auction will be up until June 13, so bid now and bid often to get your favorite performer’s poster into your personal collection.
Also available in the auction is an original poster signed by ALL artists at the KLRU All Star Celebration featuring The Dixie Chicks, Courtyard Hounds, Natalie Maines & Ben Harper in a tribute to Lloyd Maines with special guests Joe Ely, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Terry Allen, Carolyn Wonderland & Terri Hendrix.
Posters currently available for bids
(click on band name below to visit auction site)
Today is the day you can help KLRU reach our goal and raise $25,000 by August 31. Some of you have made a gift this drive already – some of you support us throughout the year – but for those who haven’t or for those who could give something more, please act now.
We promise to turn your dollars into action: producing quality programming foreveryone; providing invaluable educational training and tools for our students, teachers and parents; and creating the space for community dialogue around the most relevant and important issues today.
When we announced yesterday that we were $45,000 short of our August pledge drive goal, over 125 of you quickly reacted with your supporttogether raising $15,000 is less than 24 hours!
We are now just $30,000 short of what we need to raise this month and now is the time for you to join this final push towards our $240,000 goal. If you made a gift yesterday, THANK YOU! If you haven’t made a donation during this August drive, or if you think you could give a little more, please do so right now.
We can get to that goal with YOUR help.Your support – and the support of your neighbors, friends, and family – is what makes everything we do possible. Together we can continue to make a difference in Austin – please take a minute and make your gift today. Thank you!
For 50 years now, KLRU has inspired Austin with television programs, community projects and educational initiatives that spark creativity, exploration, and understanding, both locally and around the world. We invite you to wish KLRU a Happy 50th Birthday by giving a gift in support of our March fundraising drive.
This month, KLRU must raise more than $270,000 to continue to provide you with more than 30,000 hours of programming, that for FIVE decades, has been the best on television. We hope you can watch, and support, this weekend:
Tonight: Inspire Understanding by giving a gift for Moyers & Company at 8pm (Welcome back, Bill!)
Saturday: Inspire Creativity with a gift for a VERY special episode of Austin City Limits at 8pm – Season 37 Highlights: Some of our favorite moments from Season 37. Tune in for your chance to get tickets to see Radiohead tape a performance for Season 38 – every gift made will automatically be entered to win 1 of 5 pairs of balcony tickets to the Tuesday night taping. We also have a limited number of guaranteed tickets to offer for donations of $500 – but the only way to secure those is by watching Saturday night and calling in!
Sunday: Inspire Exploration by supporting our smash hit Downton Abbey at 7pm – We’ll be airing a behind-the-scenes special and a fan-favorite episode from Season 2. Take your exploration even further by entering the Masterpiece Sweepstakes to win a trip to Britain and tour the castles that inspired Downton Abbey.
They say you only turn fifty once, but with the help of supporters like you, we feel like we’re just getting started, and that KLRU’s best work is still ahead of it. Give your Birthday gift to KLRU right now!
If you are not interested in one of our fantastic thank you gifts, I hope you will consider giving a gift of $50 in honor of KLRU’s 50 years of service. That’s just $1 for each year that KLRU has inspired Austin.
The tapings for season 38 of Austin City Limits are starting up, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still revel in the great times from season 37 – and what better way to remember the incredible line up than owning one (or all!) of the limited edition band posters.
To kick off the KLRU March fundraising drive, we have organized an eBay auction of signed, limited edition band posters from ACL’s season 37 – the auction will be up until March 10, so bid now and bid often to get your favorite performer’s poster into your personal collection.
Posters currently available for bids
(click on band name below to visit auction site)
Did you enjoy the rainy day yesterday by staying inside and turning on KLRU? If so, you would have caught the incredible Andrea Bocelli all-star concert in Central Park and the encore presentation of the first episode of Downton Abbey – you can always count on KLRU for quality programming, enriching our lives with the finest in arts and culture.
Your on-air KLRU personalities during Downton Abbey: Linda, Jesse and Betsy
We heard from so many of you this weekend and thanks to you we raised $75,995 towards our goal of $240,000 – if you gave a gift this weekend, THANK YOU!
If you’ve been waiting to make your gift this pledge drive, you might be interested in what we have coming up tonight on KLRU – we’ll be live in the studio during Antiques Roadshow with the final opportunity to get your tickets to the 2012 KLRU Antiques Appraisal Fair! If you haven’t secured your place yet at this fun event, you can donate now or call in tonight to do so!
Don’t forget to comment on any of our blog, Facebook or Twitter posts for a chance to win a KLRU t-shirt prize package! Comment often! #whyKLRU