Kateleigh Mills

Host/Producer/Reporter

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.

Ways to Connect

Downtown Depot - Carole Fergusson

Jul 19, 2019
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In Episode 68 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Carole Fergusson. Carole is the Programs and Events Manager for StartUp Waco and will soon be launching Waco Restaurant Week, a food-filled philanthropic event partnering with some of the city's top establishments.


With "Any Stars in My Crown," Jeanette Harris proved that jubilee could sound as emotional as "hard" gospel. Jeanette's rough and raspy voice was the ideal vehicle to convey the urgency and conviction of the very best of gospel music.


Act Locally Waco - Events July 12 - 18, 2019

Jul 12, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the studio to bring you ways to beat the heat, volunteer opportunities and events to keep you informed on Downtown Waco development. 

Clara Hudmon, better known as the Georgia Peach, was a master of the old-school singing style known as jubilee, which combined a cappella singing with the lyrics often taken directly from the spirituals.


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In Episode 66 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Holly Tucker. Holly is a Texas country recording artist; in her interview, she discusses her local history, the realities of making a career out of music, and why Nashville can wait. Before that interview, Austin shines the Small Business Spotlight on His Grace Productions, a veteran-owned commercial videography company.


The Jackson Southernaires have released at least 30 stellar gospel albums and had a number of hits, including the seven-minute sermon and song "Too Late," performed by the late, great Willie Banks. 

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On Conversations with Creative Waco, Kennedy Sam interviews Julia Harmon who is the Director of Mammoth Collective, a group of all-female artists in Waco. She also talks to Rebekah Hagman, Gallery Director of Cultivate 7Twelve, about Cultivate Days and events happening at the gallery this week.

Assistant Professor of Management, Matthew Quade, studied industries where employees have to deal with unethical customers and the effect that it has on them. Quade tells us more about his findings in this episode of the Business Review

R. H. Harris, co-founder of the Soul Stirrers in 1935, was one of the legends of gospel music - and all of that history can be heard in one of his recordings with the Christland Singers in "I'm Willing to Run."


Baylor Connections - Dr. Jane Damron

Jun 21, 2019

Jane Damron, Senior Lecturer in Baylor University’s Department of Communication, is the recipient of the 2019 Collins Outstanding Professor Award. In this Baylor Connections, she shares what it means to practice intentional communication—in relationships with others, in the classroom, on social media and more.


Downtown Depot-Ty Nathan Clark

Jun 21, 2019
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In Episode 66 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Ty Nathan Clark. Ty is a contemporary abstract artist and a true polymath: in his interview, he recounts his entrepreneurial experiences in professional basketball, outdoor goods, film production, and more. Before that conversation, Austin gets Waco real estate updates from residential expert Austin Hooper and commercial expert Gregg Glime.


This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Thornton is back to bring us free arts events like the Summer Solstice Drum Circle and Summer Indie Movies, as well as events for families like celebrating World Camel Day at the Waco Mammoth National Monument. 


Leadership expect Dan Rockwell says culture building helps to attract and reain the kind of people who are going to fulfill a company's mission in this episode of the Business Review


A survey for a facility bond package for the Midway Independent School District could be sent around late June or early July if the school board takes action on hiring an independent agency on Tuesday. 

In May the Momentum Facility Study Committee - which is comprised of about 40 community members, including parents – recommended a facility bond package worth $177 million dollars to the Midway ISD school board. 

Blind Willie Johnson provides a link between the spirituals and modern gospel. This brilliant steel-guitar player was a street musician in Texas in the 1930s and '40s and only recorded two dozen incredibly rare 78s and yet he is considered one of the greatese of all American musicians. 

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