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.

Brodie Bashaw

At KWBU, we've promised to keep you informed on how the station is doing.  You may have heard some of the details through the "Build the Base" campaign that began in June. On September 6th we recorded this roundtable conversation featuring representatives from KWBU's staff and board of directors. 

Board member Maxey Parrish of Baylor's journalism department moderates the discussion. Joining him are Ben Lacy, chairman of the board, Jason Cook, also a board member, representing Baylor University; and station president Joe Riley. 

Healthcare Informatics is defined as the intergration of healhcare sciences, computer science, information science and cognitive science to assist in the management of healtcare information.


Brodie Bashaw

On this edition of the Central Texas Leadership Series, KWBU's Joe Riley sits down with Vince Clark, Head Men's Golf Coach and Professor of History at MCC and Wendell Hudson, retired MCC Athletic director. The two talk about what has shaped their leadership styles and friendship.  This conversation was recorded August 23, 2019 in the KWBU Studio.  


Primary cared medial services can be provided not only by physicians, but increasingly by a range of nonphysician practioners.  


Healthcare is becoming a new frontier in crowdsourcing.


FAQ: Build the Base

Jul 11, 2019

FAQ

Q: What is “Build the Base”?

A: “Build the Base” is an initiative to strengthen KWBU/Waco Public Radio’s base of support by adding at least six new donors per month. This will help counteract the decline in numbers resulting from members who no longer support our station due to relocation, passing away, or changes in personal finances.

Q: What can I do to help?

(Kateleigh Mills/KWBU Radio)

How is KWBU doing?

Well, on-air - great! KWBU provides Waco with NPR News, statewide and regional stories, plus programs from and about our community, not to mention talk, entertainment, and classical music.

But financially, it’s a different picture. KWBU’s board of directors just passed our FY 2020 budget, and this coming year is the tightest we’ve seen since 2010 – the year KWBU-TV ceased operations.

Here’s a quick picture of our situation:

KWBU’s receives funding from several primary sources:

Colleges don’t maintain an unambiguously Christian educational environment by accident. Baylor University President Linda Livingstone shares the ways Baylor nurtures that mission through purposeful programs, classes and practices, both historically and in the present, in this Baylor Connections.


Baylor’s accreditation was officially reaffirmed last month by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for the next decade. What factors lead into a successful accreditation effort, and what does it mean for the university? Dr. Wes Null, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Institutional Effectiveness, explains on this Baylor Connections.


The huge range in cost associated with a procedure from one hospital to the next has little to do with the level of quality of service a hospital may provide.


This episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, a conversation with Barbara Mosacchio - Executive Director of the United Way of Waco.  Nan Holmes hosts.  


Medicare patients may soon have greater access to their physicians between office appointments through telephone calls and video chats.



As of September, short-term health insurance plans are now being offered for longer periods.


Help may be on the way to ease the frustation of dealing with electronic health records.


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