KLRU-TV Austin

Channel 18 Texas

KLRU is a PBS affiliated television station and licensed to Austin, Texas. The capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council has owned the station. The Studios located on Guadalupe and Dean Keeton streets at the University of Texas at Austin. The station founded on 3 May 1979 and the first show aired 39 years ago on the same date. The call letter meaning of network is “Disambiguation of K-LeaRN, extraneous U to represent”. The channel has won the Peabody Award.

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The station Started as a satellite of KLRN on 3 May 1979 in San Antonio. Before signing, KLRN served on the Campus of Texas at Austin. KLRN’s owner, Southwest Texas Public Broadcasting Council decided to make KLRU a separate channel. After a year, KLRU received its own governing board in Austin, under the ownership of Southwest Broadcasting Council. KLRN moved to a new tower in San Antonio in 1984 and KLRU adopted its own programming schedule. Officially, in 1987 the two networks went their separate ways. Then the station came under the ownership of the Capital of Texas Public Broadcasting Council and still have it.


KLRU carries all kind of programming in which news, talk shows, crime drama series, animated series, Documentary and musical programs included. A list of programming has given below in the table, have a look at it.

Father Brown

It is a drama in which Father Brown uses his close friend skills and his wits to solve cases.


It is an automotive series which runs for half an hour and features news, comparisons, reviews etc.

America ReFramed

It is a documentary series, features personal stories that focus on social issues.

Nightly Business Report

It is a business newsmagazine program, features reports on the changes in the stock market.

Sr. No Programs Category
1 Washington Week Public Affairs TV Series
2 Motorweek Automotive
3 Austin City Limits Music Program
4 Hardly Sound Documentary
5 Masterpiece Anthology
6 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Animated Series
7 America ReFramed Documentary
8 The Doctor Blake Mysteries Mystery Crime period Drama
9 Midsomer Murders Mystery Drama

Mystery Fiction

10 Father Brown Detective Fiction
11 Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love Documentary
12 PBS NewsHour Weekend News
13 Jamestown Historical Drama
14 Odd Squad Educational Comedy
15 Arthur Adventure



16 Nightly Business Report Newsmagazine
17 Antiques Roadshow TV program
18 Amanpour & Company Late night global affairs program
19 SXSW Short film series



                Digital Availability
Main KLRU programming/PBS Channel 18.1
Create Channel 18.2
KLRU-Q Channel 18.3
PBS Kids Channel 18.4