Austin Meek

Host of Downtown Depot

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. 

Ways to Connect

Downtown Depot host Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com 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.  


This week Austin Meek talks with Alex Benton, and inspiring local female entrepreneur who took over an environmental consulting company at age 23 and has grown the business throughout Texas and Louisiana.  Plus the Word on Street....


On this weeks episode, Austin Meek visits with Clint Harp of Harp Design Company - and frequently seen on Fixer Upper.  Harp Design Co. is now featured in it's own reality program Wood Works on the DIY network, premiering March 26th.  


On this week's episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks witih Wendy Gragg who runs downtownwacotx.com, a city-sponsored blog covering all the happenings in downtown Waco. Wendy talks about her time in the city and how shes seen in grow over the past decade. 

In this week's episode of Downtown Depot host Austin Meek talks with Aaron Zimmerman, rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church. The two talk about Aaron's beginnings and how he ended up in Waco. Also, we'll hear about the Deep in the Heart Film Festival and take a look at the latest downtown development: the Mary Avenue Market. 


On this week's Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with Dana Miller of the Village Herbalist & Holistic Health Center. He also speaks with Lucra Real Estate about development in town, and previews a new series about getting involved in Waco real estate. 


In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with City Councilman and local attorney, Dillon Meek. The two discuss developments in older Waco neighborhoods, Meek's history and what he sees in the future for Waco. 


On this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with Kate Duncan, the owner of Wildland Supply Company, the clothing boutique that's spearheading the redevelopment of Washington Avenue. You'll also get a look at the Kings Landing, the newest gaming store to hit Wacotown. 


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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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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