KWBU became an NPR affiliate July 1, 2000. Prior to July 2000, McLennan County had been the largest metropolitan market in the country without National Public Radio service.
Originally broadcasting from the Castlelaw Communications building on the main Baylor University campus, the KWBU studio was moved to its current location and consolidated with the KWBU business office at 2100 River Street in October 2010.
KWBU’s coverage area includes all of McLennan County and slightly beyond, with a potential reach of nearly 250,000 people. We take seriously our commitment to provide Central Texas with comprehensive and compelling news and information necessary for a strong community and a healthy democracy. KWBU brings its listeners national and world news from National Public Radio and other distributors such as the BBC, American Public Media, and Public Radio International.
In addition to well-known national programs, KWBU broadcasts local news segments to serve the greater Central Texas area. From NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered to the TED Radio Hour, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Fresh Air, Marketplace and Classical Music to locally produced news stories and regular weekly segments Likely Stories with Jim McKeown and The Business Review with CJ Jackson which is produced in part with Livingston McKay and Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
KWBU 103.3 FM is a non-profit station and receives funding from grants, Baylor University support, underwriting support from local businesses, and membership to the station. Membership is the most important source of KWBU's budget.
Mission Statement: KWBU shall serve as an essential lifelong resource providing quality public radio programs and services for the enrichment of the lives of Central Texans.
Open Meetings: All Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting meetings are open to the public and no registration is necessary.