KLRU-TV, Austin PBS


Organizational Overview

Name
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
IRS EIN
75-7126012
Website
www.klru.org
Email
membership@klru.org
Phone
512-475-9032
Address
PO Box 7158
Austin, 78713-7158
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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
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by *Amanda Barczyk and Phil King *

Please join us in supporting KLRU Austin, the producers of Austin City Limits and home of Downton Abbey, Masterpiece, Antique Roadshow, Sesame Street, and many other fantastic programs!

You may not know this but Austin City Limits is the longest running music program in television history!!!! ACL tapes artists from various genres and styles of music. We've been lucky enough to see AMAZING musicians like The Avett Brothers, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Radiohead, The Milk Carton Kids, and Los Lobos. We couldn't imagine a world without ACL or KLRU so we are hoping you can help us keep ACL and other KLRU programming running strong.

For every hour of PBS programming, KLRU needs to raise $42 from the community. Here's where you come in. By donating today, you can support these amazing programs. Want to be more involved? Consider joining KLRU Next for a $240/year donation (or $20/month). KLRU Next members get to network with other young professionals in Austin and be a part of shaping the future of KLRU. Members also gain access to ticket giveaways to Austin City Limits tapings and free/discounted admission to community events…who doesn't like that?!?

Still not convinced? Just think about all the hours of music you've watched on ACL or, the episodes of Downton Abbey you have watched while drinking tea and cookies (or is that just us who drinks tea and eats cookies while they watch it?).

Donate now and help us Amplify KLRU!!!!!

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Goal: $1,000.00

by Ihor Gowda

KLRU is working every day to continue inspiring Austin and Central Texas, just
as we have for 50 years: INSPIRING CREATIVITY through our work in the arts; INSPIRING EXPLORATION by providing educational tools and content for people of all ages; and
INSPIRING UNDERSTANDING by bringing the community together on important topics of public concern.
A $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.

Learn more >
Goal: $1,000.00
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