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.

American Graduate is a nationwide public media initiative to raise awareness about the school dropout crisis and celebrate stories of success. KLRU is working to highlight the true community-wide impact of high school graduation and share the voices of champions who are making a difference locally. With the guidance of an advisory group, KLRU is now creating new productions, presenting special broadcast and online programming, and hosting public forums focused on education issues here in Central Texas.

Impact Statement

KLRU is your only community-supported public television station - and we're so much more than just that. Everyday, KLRU broadens your horizons by exploring YOUR WORLD and builds a sense of belonging by connecting YOUR COMMUNITY. We tell the stories that entertain, inspire and change lives. And it's only by strengthening YOUR INVESTMENT that we can continue to make a difference in the homes, classrooms and communities of Central Texas.

Needs Statement

- $40 gift would provide educational outreach for 1 child
- For every $10 you give, you'd provide 1 hour of educational programming
- For every hour of PBS programming, KLRU needs to raise $42 from the community.
- For every hour of programming on all 4 of KLRU's channels, KLRU, KLRU-Q, CREATE & Vme, we must raise $168 from the community.

"KLRU has maintained quality programming over the years. It strives to enrich and enlighten viewers, and challenges us to widen our perspectives. It represents what is good about mass media in an age when lower quality programming dominates the airways. I truly hope KLRU will be around forever." - Deborah B., Austin

"The community spirit of KLRU supporters and feeling a part of something larger than myself; so much excellent programming to record and watch whenever I want; learning about things that matter to me on television! Like nature, weather, cooking, gardening, science, etc.Learning about places to visit and things to do in Texas, about amazing art and artists in Texas. So many wonderful things about KLRU, it truly enriches my life." - Kathy K., Austin