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Downtown Depot: Dr. Jane Damron

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Dr. Jane Damron and Austin Meek outside the KWBU Studios on April 17, 2019.

In Episode 62 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Dr. Jane Damron. Damron, a senior lecturer in the department of communication at Baylor, was recently voted as the Collins Outstanding Professor by the school's senior class. She discusses how she engendered such fondness among the student body and gives tips on how listeners can improve their personal communication skills.

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(From Left to Right) Austin Hooper, Austin Meek and Gregg Glime outside the KWBU Studios on April 17, 2019.

Before that interview, Austin Hooper overviews Waco's ascendent housing market in "The Residential Recap," and Gregg Glime discusses the effects of multimodal transportationon retail in "What's Happening Here?"

Stay tuned for another episode of Downtown Depot on KWBU next month on May 3, 2019. 

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Kateleigh joined KWBU in January 2019. She is an Oklahoma native that is making the move to Waco after working as an All Things Considered host and producer at affiliate KOSU Radio in Oklahoma City. She is a former NPR Next Generation Radio Fellow, a Society of Professional Journalists award winner, an Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame recipient for ‘Outstanding Promise in Journalism’ and the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association’s 2017 recipient for ‘College Newspaper Journalist of the Year.’ After finishing up her journalism degree early she decided to use her first year out of college to make the transition from print media to public radio. She is very excited to have joined KWBU and she is looking forward to all the opportunities it will bring - including providing quality journalism to all Texans.
Austin Meek is an entrepreneur based in Waco, Texas. For his media company, Waco Business News, he documents Waco's economic revitalization and hosts the radio show and podcast, “Downtown Depot,” on 103.3 KWBU-FM. For Pokey O’s Cookies and Ice Cream, a food truck and storefront that he owns and operates with his wife, he serves as Chief Cookie Monster. Additionally, he is developing a retail and entertainment center on Elm Avenue in East Waco. Austin and Julia are proud parents to their daughter, Stevie, age 1.