Brodie Bashaw

Station Manager/ Host, Morning Edition

Brodie has been with KWBU since June 5, 2000. She knows the exact date because it was less than one month before KWBU began broadcasting NPR programming.  Her commercial radio experience coupled with many years in public broadcasting, have given her a good foundation for heading up the on-air side of KWBU's operations. Brodie was raised in a military family; her father's Army stations ranged from Minnesota to Germany, Washington, Nebraska and California. But it is TEXAS she calls home! Brodie has three canine companions – all Schnauzers and is the doting aunt to 5 nieces and 4 nephews.

Ways to Connect

Events: Oct 12 - 18

2 hours ago

From "Clue - The Musical" to Meals on Wheels "Sweet Sounds" fundraiser, there's quite a bit happening in Waco this week...with an especially full day Saturday.  Walks and runs, the last days of the fair and rodeo to the Heart of Texas Wine and Food Festival - Ashley Bean Thornton is back with Act Locally Waco.

The annual Big Membership Event is underway.   It's a celebration of public radio and KWBU!

It’s essential to stay on track with all our fundraising goals. What are they? We can simplify them all to one critical goal; we’re trying to add one new member: you.

You might think, "I’m going to do it sooner or later." Later, while appreciated, could signal your uncertainty about the value of our mission — and, frankly, may challenge our ability to deliver on it. Giving now shows you care about keeping us on track for this fiscal year.

Waco's first ever Oktoberfest, Ken Burns at the Beall-Russell Lecture, walks, fundraisers and the HOT Fair and Rodeo are all one the calendar of events this week.

This week marks the 100th birthday of one of the most celebrated musicians in American history.

Events August 17 - 23

Aug 17, 2018

Sunday morning kayak tours, Shoji Tabuchi at the Hippodrome, Meet the Bears, and a Small Business Start-Up Workshop scratch the surface of events happening around Waco this week. 

Events June 15 - 21

Jun 15, 2018

Lots of Juneteenth weekend happenings plus other events from the Waco Civic Theatres "A Year with Frog and Toad" to making your own Star Wars laser cut desk light, classic movie night with the Brazos Theatre, "Grains and Growers" Farmers Market Friend-Raiser and FREE Live music.

Events June 8 - 14

Jun 8, 2018

A big BBQ cookoff and festival, Waco walks, watermelon fun, Baylor Theatre,  a book sale and more are all happening around town this week.

Joe Riley

Nan Holmes leads this weeks conversation with Sherry Williams, Director of the Waco - McLennan County Public Health District. 

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.

Events August 11 - 17

Aug 11, 2017

This weeks edition of Act Locally Waco has a back to school theme.  There's the Back to School Splash at Cameron Park Zoo, Fill a Fiat, Family Night on the Brazos,  the Waco ISD Back-to-School Family Fest, the Back to School Celebration at the Cove and more.

Noted gospel music historian Dr. Mellonee Burning said that if gospel music is to flourish for another 100 years, it's all up to the African American church choirs, especially the youth choirs.  

Downtown Depot host Austin Meek of 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.  

Events: March 24-30

Mar 17, 2017

The Waco Symphony Youth Orchestra's Spring Concert, McLennan Opera and the Texas Craft Beer Fest are all featured in this week's Act Locally Waco.

Join KWBU along with the KWBU Community Advisory Council and other public radio listeners at the Dancing Bear Pub - It's the perfect opportunity to meet, chat and find out who else loves Heart of Texas Public Radio!

That's Tuesday, May 3rd, 5pm, Dancing Bear Pub at 1117 Speight Avenue.