Organizational Overview

PO Box 7158
Austin, 78713-7158

Mission Statement

For over 50 years, KLRU-TV, Austin's only community supported public television station, has brought exceptional educational programming to Central Texas. Through high-quality multimedia content, we engage people of all ages in the thoughtful exchange of ideas, the expression of the arts, and enjoyable lifelong learning opportunities, enriching the lives of all viewers through public television programming, community services and events.

PBS KIDS is coming to KLRU 24/7 on April 1!

The new 24/7 children's channel KLRU PBS KIDS debuts on Saturday, April 1st at 6 a.m.! Designed to meet the needs of today's kids, KLRU's service will provide learning opportunities for children whenever and wherever they access media. The KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 channel will include popular favorites such as DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD, ODD SQUAD, WILD KRATTS and DINOSAUR TRAIN; PBS KIDS' newest series SPLASH AND BUBBLES, NATURE CAT and READY JET GO! will also be featured.

The channel is already streaming live on the free PBS Kids Video app so parents can take PBS with them wherever they go! The localized live stream experience will offer an integrated games feature, enabling children to toggle between a PBS KIDS show and an activity that extends learning - all in one seamless digital experience. Go to klru.org for more details.

Impact Statement

KLRU-TV is your community-supported, locally-owned PBS station. We depend on your donations to bring PBS favorites to Central Texas screens, create new and original programs about the local community, and support children, parents, and teachers with educational media.

Contribute today and help us build a more informed, connected, and educated community.

Needs Statement

Your gift at the following levels will provide:

$50 - 1 hour of PBS Kids programming, like Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Odd Squad and Wild Kratts
$150 - 1 Indie Lens Pop-Up screening in libraries and other neighborhood spots
$250 - ½ hour of trusted public affairs programming, like PBS Newshour, Frontline and Washington Week
$500 - 1 tablet loaded with PBS KIDS apps for a local summer STEM program
$1,000 - 1 hour of arts, drama & cultural programming, like Masterpiece, Great Performances and American Masters

"I've been teaching for 30 years. I'm constantly looking for resources that are both challenging and interesting. KLRU provided benefit to me as an educator because I was able to use it as a sense of inspiration and example to a student. It is not the first time I have used PBS programming to illustrate a point to students nor, I am sure, will it be the last." - Jackie Forsyth

"One Sunday afternoon a Humanities in the Spotlight program came on KLRU. The topic was how a liberal arts & humanities background is valuable for all careers. I was completing my Masters degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. It just reaffirmed that I was seeking the correct path in my higher education goals." - Jennifer Poteat
Amount: $1500
Sponsored By: Amish Furniture of Austin

Double your dollar and your impact by giving your donation during the generous challenge match from local KLRU business supporter, Amish Furniture of Austin! For every dollar received from 9am to noon on Friday March 3rd, Amish Furniture of Austin will contribute the same amount up to $1,500, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $3,000!