Downtown Depot

First and Third Fridays at 11:30am and 8pm
  • Hosted by Austin Meek

We’ve moved into 2018 with a move in the broadcast time of Downtown Depot.   You’ll now hear the show at 11:30am. We’re still twice a month on the first and third Fridays, but we’re on at 11:30 -reaching even more of you who head out on that lunch break and want to get your news while you do it. Downtown Depot every first and third Friday, now at 11:30am with the rebroadcast airing at 8pm.

Downtown Depot is a partnership with Waco Business News and KWBU. Featuring host Austin Meek, the 30-minute show looks at the ins and outs of development in Waco. Each week you can hear interviews with local entrepreneurs, city officials, and people with a stake in developing our city on the Brazos.

During the show you'll also hear updates about new businesses, closures and development rumblings around town. But we also want to hear from you. Is there a building or an update on development that you want to know about? Let us know. 

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com shares his thoughts on one year of hosting 'Downtown Depot' on KWBU-FM.

Ways to Connect

Downtown Depot - Marshall Stewman

Sep 15, 2017

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Alton Patton about the upcoming production of "The Fertile River", and picks Marshall Stewman's brain.  


Downtown Depot: Blair Brooks

Sep 1, 2017

Austin interviews  Blair Brooks, director of marketing at Chick-fil-a Baylor, and discusses Pinewood Roasters and Nancy Grayson's newest project. 


Downtown Depot: John Kinnaird

Aug 18, 2017

Austin Meek, owner of WacoBusinessNews.com, talks with Nancy Grayson about a new cottage development and interviews Waco Councilman John Kinnaird. 


Downtown Depot: Jimmy Dorrell

Jul 21, 2017

In this episode, Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Jimmy Dorrell, executive Director of Mission Waco. They discuss how Jimmy has fought poverty in Waco for nearly four decades and how others can get involved as well. Meek also has updates on Mary Avenue Market and the rumors of a food hall coming to Waco. 


Downtown Depot: Ellen Mote

Jul 10, 2017

In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek is joined by Ellen Mote of EM Jewelry + Design. Mote discusses her yo-yo relationship with the craft: discovering it in college, setting it aside for a period, and finally returning to the art, now with commercial success in tow. Meek also remembers the late Reverend Wilbert Austin, discusses the documentary "What About Waco" and billboards a new dining concept coming to downtown. 


Downtown Depot: Youngdae Moon

Jun 16, 2017

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com  sat down with Youngdae Moon for this edition of Downtown Depot. You may have noticed Youngdae on the podium of the Texas Food Truck Showdown when his deep fried tamale balls took home the hardware for best international food.  Austin and Youngdae dive deep on the benefits and difficulties of serving ethnic food in Waco. 


Downtown Depot: Fiona Bond

Jun 2, 2017

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com sits down this week with Fiona Bond.  Fiona has worked in the arts and culture sectors for over two decades and currently serves as the Executive Director of Creative Waco.


Downtown Depot: Brett Mills

May 19, 2017

Downtown Depot host, Austin Meek talks with charity CEO and worship leader Brett Mills.  Brett and his wife are the founders of Jesus Said Love, a non-profit that shares the love of Christ with women in the commercial sex industry by awakening hope and empowering change.  


Downtown Depot: Taina Maya

May 9, 2017

Austin Meek talks with Taina Maya of KWTX and Ashley Thornton gives some insight to Waco's Walk-a-palooza.

Downtown Depot host Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com is joined in the KWBU studio by JB Smith, a staff writer for the Waco Tribune Herald.  JB tracks downtown business and City affairs, keeping a pulse on both the private and public people powering Waco's economy.  


Downtown Depot: Alex Benton

Apr 7, 2017

This week Austin Meek talks with Alex Benton, and inspiring local female entrepreneur who took over an environmental consulting company at age 23 and has grown the business throughout Texas and Louisiana.  Plus the Word on Street....


Downtown Depot: Clint Harp

Mar 18, 2017

On this weeks episode, Austin Meek visits with Clint Harp of Harp Design Company - and frequently seen on Fixer Upper.  Harp Design Co. is now featured in it's own reality program Wood Works on the DIY network, premiering March 26th.  


Downtown Depot: Wendy Gragg

Mar 3, 2017

On this week's episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks witih Wendy Gragg who runs downtownwacotx.com, a city-sponsored blog covering all the happenings in downtown Waco. Wendy talks about her time in the city and how shes seen in grow over the past decade. 

Downtown Depot: Aaron Zimmerman

Feb 17, 2017

In this week's episode of Downtown Depot host Austin Meek talks with Aaron Zimmerman, rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church. The two talk about Aaron's beginnings and how he ended up in Waco. Also, we'll hear about the Deep in the Heart Film Festival and take a look at the latest downtown development: the Mary Avenue Market. 


Downtown Depot: Dana Miller

Feb 3, 2017

On this week's Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with Dana Miller of the Village Herbalist & Holistic Health Center. He also speaks with Lucra Real Estate about development in town, and previews a new series about getting involved in Waco real estate. 


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