Joe Riley

President & CEO

Prior to joining KWBU in 2009, Riley served at Maine Public Broadcasting Network as Vice President Director of Television and at Nashville Public Television as Director of Local Programming and Production, and had earlier been Director of Production at KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska. Raised in South Carolina, Riley holds a bachelor's degree in English from Furman University.

Preparing “champions for life” means providing guidance and support to student-athletes far beyond their field of competition. Marcus Sedberry, Baylor Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success, discusses the ways Baylor assists student-athletes in academics, spiritual life, service, health and more. Through the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence, Baylor provides resources to help them find holistic success both during and after their time as student-athletes.


The Baylor Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic provides services that extend far beyond the Baylor campus. In this episode of Baylor Connections, Dr. Diane Loeb, Professor and Endowed Chair of Baylor’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), explains how Baylor CSD clinics are a place where miracles happen daily.


“Illuminate,” Baylor’s Academic Strategic Plan, will provide a roadmap for Baylor to serve as a light to the world through increased research capacity and impact. What role does Baylor’s faith foundation play in such a plan? In this episode of Baylor Connections, President Linda Livingstone explains what it means to be a true Christian research university, and how the search for God’s truth drives both faculty and students.


Michael Hagerty

If you've come across an advertisement for a physician or doctor's practice, there is a good chance you've seen the term "Board Certified."


This week, Dr. Jeffrey Hamilton, Baylor vice provost for global engagement, talks about global health.


Michael Hagerty

One of the linchpins of an effective population health strategy are care coordinators


Dr. Terry Maness is the longtime Dean of Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. Dean Maness discusses the impact of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, the importance of partnerships with top executives around the world and trends in business education.


Dr. Gary Mortenson, Dean of the Baylor University School of Music joins Derek Smith on this edition of Baylor Connections. They discuss the role the department plays in the community, training musicians and how music builds bridges.


Baylor University

Baylor University President, Dr. Linda Livingstone talks about the impact of faculty research and becoming a Tier 1 research institution.  


New KWBU Mobile APP

Feb 8, 2018

Listen to KWBU anytime and anywhere by downloading our smartphone app. (Available for the iPhone, iPad and Android)

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KWBU Listener Meet Up

Feb 7, 2018

KWBU's Advisory Council has a listener meet up on the calendar and it happens Thursday, Feb. 15th at Barnett's in Waco.  

Stop by after work and hang out with other lovers of NPR.  Meet new people, make new friends and bring some friends too.  

KWBU Meet Up - February 15th - 5pm - 7pm - Barnett's Public House, Whiskey Bar at 420 Franklin Avenue in Waco.

Michael Hagerty

Many hospitals and healthcare organizations are shifting their mindset to focus on overall community wellbeing. Essential to these efforts are innovative and effective community partnerships.


This week, Baylor Senior Coordinator for Recovery Services Lilly Ettinger talks about treating student addiction. 


Dr. Byron Johnson of the Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion joins Derek Smith on this edition of Baylor Connections. 


On this episode, Derek Smith talks with Dr. Kevin Pinney - Professor of Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry and Cancer Researcher at Baylor University. 


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