This Halloween Night on KLRU-Q, starting just before 8pm Billy and Mark will be your hosts’ guiding you through this night of spooky shows, leading up to their spookiest episode of Strange Town at 11:30pm. Birth Of The Living Dead at 7:59 pm In 1968 George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day. Birth of the Living Dead shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot a revolutionary guerrilla-style film that went on to become a cinematic landmark, offering a profound insight into how our society worked in a singular time in American history. Secrets of the Dead Vampire Legend at 8:55 pm Follow scientists as they uncover “deviant” burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves. Predating Eastern European legend, these discoveries force a re-examination of modern vampire lore. Frankenstein & The Vampyre at 9:55 pm A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history – the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva to tell ghost stories and the night when Frankenstein and the modern vampire were born. Haunted Texas: Peyton Colony at 10:50 pm A half hour visual exploration into the history of Peyton Colony, Texas in the Texas Hill Country. Going back in time the program introduces you to the people and places that existed in Peyton Colony also known as Freedman’s Colony, a settlement established by former slaves after the Civil war. Strange Town Bridge To The Other Side at 11:20 pm Legend goes that a man was hung from the Moore’s Crossing bridge in Austin, TX. It is said that at Midnight you can see him hanging from the highest crossbeam, with the woman he loved watching from below. Strange Town visited the bridge and stayed late into the night to see for themselves whether or not this long standing tale holds any truth. Strange Town Old Yoakum Hospital at 11:29 pm Once a thriving hospital to the city of Yoakum, it now sits abandoned for the last two decades. Stories have surfaced of a mysterious blue nun and dark shadows appearing down hallways along with children spirits running within the walls of this building. Wait until you see what energies Mark and Billy of Strange Town encounter! HOW TO WATCH: Over the air: 18.3 Grande: 284 Spectrum: 20 and 1268 Google: 77 Suddenlink: 143
Starting today until Halloween, our marathon on KLRU-Q begins with the Clay Pit episode at 9pm CDT in Central Texas. You can also catch all our episodes on PBS’ website and digital platforms like Roku or Apple TV. Happy Haunting! Tune-in Tonight to KLRU-Q to watch back-to-back Strange Town! Over the air: 18.3 Grande: 284 Spectrum: 20 and 1268
Join us for the final NEXT Night of 2017, hosted by KLRU-TV and the Clay Pit! The Clay Pit is the haunted site of Episode 8, and where we’ll spend our spooky night with KLRU NEXT group! Billy and Mark will tell the many ghost tales of The Clay Pit, play scenes from our investigation of the Clay Pit and show guests exactly where each paranormal encounter happened around the building. We will have our paranormal gear on hand to teach everyone how they work and they are used to help search out the paranormal Visit the Wineroom and Enjoy the Food Tour underneath the restaurant to the basement wineroom, if you dare – this is where many of the paranormal encounters have taken place over the years. Taste bites from the best Indian food in town – that also happens to be our venue for the night – The Clay Pit We hope to see you there!! Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE
Hey fans, it is now easier than ever to watch our show! Strange Town episodes are now more easily accessible on phones, tablets, Xbox, Roku, or Apple TV via the PBS app. It is a simple and free download! You can also find full episodes at www.klru.tv or www.pbs.org
We are so excited to announce that Strange Town is going to be broadcast by KLRU-TV, Austin PBS! We will be making our television debut on Halloween night with two straight hours of Strange Town goodness. Find out how and when to watch by visiting the KLRU website. UPDATE: You can view all future Strange Town air-dates here. The Halloween Marathon schedule: Hotel Galvez Investigation – 8:55pm Austin Pizza Garden/Austin’s Inn at Pearl St Investigation – 9:25pm The Magnolia Hotel Investigation – 9:55pm KLRU-Q Broadcast channel 18.3. Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.