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. 

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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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