Downtown Depot

Every other Friday at 11 am & 8pm
  • Hosted by Austin Meek

Downtown Depot is a new show from KWBU. Featuring host Austin Meek, the 30-minute show will look 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. 

Ways to Connect

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. 


Downtown Depot: Dillon Meek

Jan 6, 2017

In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with City Councilman and local attorney, Dillon Meek. The two discuss developments in older Waco neighborhoods, Meek's history and what he sees in the future for Waco. 


Downtown Depot: Kate Duncan

Dec 16, 2016

On this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with Kate Duncan, the owner of Wildland Supply Company, the clothing boutique that's spearheading the redevelopment of Washington Avenue. You'll also get a look at the Kings Landing, the newest gaming store to hit Wacotown. 


Downtown Depot: David Ridley

Dec 2, 2016

In this episode of Downtown Depot we'll hear all about Waco Tours, the local business started by David Ridley and Luke and Rachel White that caters to out-of-towners who want to see what else the city has to offer outside of Magnolia. Also, in this episode we preview Waco Wonderland and hear about a familiar downtown boutique, Wildland Supply Co.


Downtown Depot: Marlene Reed

Nov 18, 2016

On this episode of Downtown Depot host Austin Meek speaks with Marlene Reed, the entrepreneur-in-residence for Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. The two discuss Reed's history in academia and entrepreneurship. Also on this week's episode: a look at the opening of Balcones Distillery last week. 


Downtown Depot: Paxton Dove

Nov 4, 2016

On this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek takes a look at recently development news in the area, like soon-to-open Balcones Distillery. He also sits down for a conversation with Paxton Dove, owner of the Dancing Bear Pub. 


Downtown Depot: Elise King

Oct 28, 2016

In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with guest Elise King, an assistant professor of interior design. She talks about living downtown and the design and history of the area. 


Downtown Depot: Bland Cromwell

Oct 14, 2016

In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with guest Bland Cromwell. Cromwell is part of the 11th Street Partnership, a group of local entrepreneurs who have been acquiring parcels of land west of I-35. In this episode Cromwell talks about his decades-long experience in real estate and development in Waco. 


Downtown Depot: Nancy Grayson

Sep 30, 2016

In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with guest Nancy Grayson about development in East Waco and her role in that. You can also hear about recent developments in the 11th street area and find out what's happening here. 


Downtown Depot: Kyle Deaver

Sep 16, 2016
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Downtown Depot is a new show from KWBU. Featuring host Austin Meek, the 30-minute show will look 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. In this episode: Waco mayor Kyle Deaver


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