KLRU Lays Off Staff, Suspends Overnight Programming

The economy forces KLRU to make some changes

Docubloggers producers Domenique Bellavia (l) and Sean Cunningham in August 2008
Docubloggers producers Domenique Bellavia (l) and Sean Cunningham in August 2008 (by John Anderson)

The sour economy forced local PBS affiliate KLRU to lay off twelve staff members on May 5, as well as make several programming changes. The most visible change includes suspending overnight hours, signing off from 1am to 6am. The Emmy Award-winning Docubloggers, which was profiled in the Chronicle last August, will go on (a permanent-sounding) hiatus, while iNCONTEXT will become a series of occasional specials focusing on the local arts community. Programs unaffected by the cost-cutting measures include Texas Monthly Talks and Central Texas Gardener.

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