Holiday Specials

Nov 20, 2017
Joani Livingston

The holiday season is upon us.  At KWBU we're adding some seasonal specials to the line up.  

December 13                    

8pm                       Hanukah Lights - A perennial NPR favorite with all new Hanukkah stories. Authors TBA. Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

9pm                       Chanukah in Story and Song - This hour-long Chanukah favorite returns: 

A celebration by The Western Wind   performing Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes.

Big Membership Event

Oct 6, 2017

The annual Big Membership Event wraps up today.    It's a celebration of public radio in Waco and the Heart of Texas.  

Call  254-710-1033 now to become a contributing listener.  Or, continue your support and renew your membership today.  

The "official" open house was last Friday, but you can stop by and make your pledge in person if you'd like. We'll be here until 6pm.    

You can also make your secure web pledge. Just click here.

KWBU Listener Meet Up

Apr 7, 2017

KWBU's Advisory Council has a listener meet up on the calendar and it happens Tuesday, November 7th at Buzzard Billy'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 - November 7th - 5pm - 7pm - Buzzard Billys  at 100 S. Interstate HWY 35 (Southbound access road near McLane Stadium.  Exit MLK Blvd. off I-35).  

A New Year with New Programs on KWBU

Dec 15, 2016

When we ask listeners about favorite programming on KWBU, the list is long and varied...Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Texas Standard, Science Friday, Marketplace and of course Morning Edition and All Things Considered.


Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate tonight. Watch PBS NewsHour's live stream of the debate below and follow along with NPR's live fact check. 

Events: July 29 - August 4

Jul 29, 2016

There's plenty to do to keep you busy this weekend in Wacotown. This weekend the Waco Civic Theatre wraps up their presentation of Beauty and the Beast and Saturday you can check out Yoga For Change at the Art Forum. In the week ahead, there's a fruits and nuts seminar, the Stars over Texas jamboree and much more. Check it all out in this week's episode of Act Locally Waco.

2016 Election Coverage

Jul 5, 2016

This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer special coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  

KWBU will broadcast this special programming beginning with the Republican National Convention July 18 – 21 from 7pm to 10 pm each night.

We will also provide prime time coverage of the Democratic National Convention July 25 -28 from 7pm to 10pm nightly.

Uncorked and Unplugged Wine Tasting

Mar 28, 2016

Join KWBU for Uncorked and Unplugged…a perfectly paired evening of wine and music.

Featuring Guitarist Tony Morris of Classical Guitar Alive, this event will take place at the Red Caboose Winery in Clifton on Thursday, April 21, 6pm until 8pm.

Tony will meet and greet guests and perform an intimate concert for attendees.   In addition to the wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, there will be wine for purchase from the winery.

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In this episode of Behind the Story we’ll hear about smartphones – how they’ve become such a prominent fixture in our day-to-day life, and how our addiction to the palm-sized devices can negatively impact relationships. 

Coming February 25th

Jan 22, 2016

KWBU staff and volunteers are gearing up for the 2016 KWBU Power Morning.

Use you renewing membership now as part of the larger on-air matching gift during  KWBU Power Morning.  It will help reach the $60,000 goal and help double the calls coming in to the studio!

One Morning….twice the power…three hours only! 

This darkly comic tale, set in academia, of Prof. Desmond Bates who has lost his hearing.

KWBU 15th Anniversary Event

Nov 11, 2015

KWBU invites  you to join us Saturday, December 12th for a midday gathering to celebrate the 15th anniversary of public radio in the Heart of Texas. 

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and Talmage Minter, artist of the KWBU 15th anniversary poster, will be there signing copies. 

Interested in becoming a supporter of public radio? If you're not already a member you can become one at the event; a $5-a-month membership gets you a copy of the KWBU anniversary poster. 


KWBU Cornerstone Ice Cream Social

Jul 10, 2015

The Gourmet Gallery of Waco is hosting the KWBU Cornerstone Ice Cream Social on August 20th from 5:30 until 7:30pm.  

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other KWBU supporters and fans of NPR....freinds you've yet to meet and some you already know.  All while enjoying delicious and unique ice cream at the Gourmet Gallery

Joe Riley

In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series: Elizabeth Smith, community volunteer and former executive director of Waco's Cooper Foundation. Hosting the conversation is the Reverend George Johnson, Jr., pastor of the St. Paul AME Church, and recently retired Assistant City Manager for the City of Waco. 

This conversation was recorded June 30, 2015 in the KWBU studio. 

15 Years of NPR in Heart of Texas

Jul 1, 2015

Today (July 1) marks the 15th anniversary for National Public Radio on KWBU-FM here in the Heart of Texas. Carlos Morales has this look back through the years.