Joe Riley

President & CEO

Prior to joining KWBU in 2009, Riley served at Maine Public Broadcasting Network as Vice President Director of Television and at Nashville Public Television as Director of Local Programming and Production, and had earlier been Director of Production at KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska. Raised in South Carolina, Riley holds a bachelor's degree in English from Furman University.

Nan Holmes interviews Waco Fire Chief, Bobby Tatum, Jr. on this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series.  


In this episode: Barbara Mosachio, Executive Director of United Way of Waco and McLennan County.  Hosting the conversation is Nan Holmes.  


Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls and Johnny Taylor all spent time as part of the Highway QC's.  The group is still going strong today.


In this episode: Anna Futral, Executive Direcrtor of CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties.  Hosting the conversation is Nan Holmes.  


Roscoe is the living embodiment of Southern black music history.


The Rev. Cleophus Robinson hails from the famous Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church of St. Louis - and it's really hard to separate the two. 


Michael Hagerty

Physician Shortage – It is real. There are efforts being used, and proposed, to slow or stop an increasing shortage of doctors. 


Rev. W. Leo Daniels died young but left behind dozens of incredible recorded sermons.  


Michael Hagerty

Primary care physicians are on the front lines for seeing behavioral health disorders; often they are the first contact for patients. 


J.M. Gates was influential to the sound of authentic black preaching and music.  


In this episode, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Waco - John Williams.  This conversation was recorded April 11, 2017 in the KWBU studio.  


Alex Bradford had one of the greatest hits of Gospel Music.


Leaders are all around us, at all times and in every area of our lives. They motivate, they risk the first step. But what motivates a leader? In our Central Texas Leadership Series, KWBU has invited local leaders to talk with people they know who guide and inspire - to find out what makes them tick.

In this episode: Al Pollard, EEO officer and recently retired Vice President of Program Development at McLennan Community college. Hosting the conversation is Ashley Cruseturner, Professor of History at MCC.


Jim Haller sits down for a conversation with Dr. Roland Goertzon this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series.  Dr. Goertz is Chief Executive Officer of the Heart of Texas Community Health Center.  

This program was recorded June 1, 2016.


In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series: Teri Holtkamp, homelessness administrator for the city of Waco. Hosting the conversation is Liz Taylor, marketing and advertising consultant and member of the Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation board of directors. 


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