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.

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. 


Michael Hagerty

Although employed by the hospital, Patient Advocates truly work for the patient and family members.  


Michael Hagerty

The move toward increased efficiency and greater specialization in patient care has given rise to a new type of physician who make their office solely at the patient's bedside. 


Michael Hagerty

Knowing what the terms "in network" and "out of network: mean can have a big impact on how much money you spend on medical care in the event of a health issue.  


In this episode, Nan Holmes hosts a conversation with Wes Allison, CEO of Extraco Event Center. 


Nan Holmes visits with Rodney Martin on this edition of the Central Texas Leadership Series.  Rodney is President and CEO of the YMCA of Central Texas.  


On this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series:  Ashley Allison, Executive Director of the Waco Foundation.  Hosting the conversation is Felicia Goodman, Executive Director of the Cooper Foundation.  


Nan Holmes interviews Waco Fire Chief, Bobby Tatum, Jr. on this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series.  


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