Kateleigh Mills

Producer / Reporter / Host, All Things Considered

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

The Thunderbold of the Midwest," Brother Joe May was an incredibly versatile vocalist who never recorded secular music, despite tremendous pressure from his record label. 

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Once a year a small town in Central Texas turns into a capital of Western Art, and it's something worth seeing. 

Still going strong after 30 years, the Mighty Sons of Glory continue the proud "hard gospel" tradition of their heroes, the Mighty Clouds of Joy. 

Kateleigh Mills/KWBU Radio

In Episode 72 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Lais Loewen. Loewen is the owner of Sabor, a food trailer serving Brazilian cuisine. She explains how her South American heritage has affected her company's culture and why foster parenting isn't so different from running a business. 

Photo Provided

Collin Selman is an indie-pop artist from Central Texas. Selman recently was highlighted on Spotify's Indie-Pop and Fresh Finds playlists for his single 'dayDREAM' - which has over 293,000 streams on Spotify. In this episode Selman discusses how an injury when he was 14 caused him to pursue music, what it's like being an independent artist in Central Texas, the projects he is working on and why he thinks short-form music is not necessarily a bad thing. 

Please note the conversation below was recorded on August 8, 2019. 

Kateleigh Mills/KWBU Radio

Today on the Fine Tuned Music Series we feature a segment of a roundtable discussion with Dr. Gary Mortenson, dean of Baylor's School of Music, Keep Waco Loud's Katie Selman and Jacob Green, and Dick Gimble, instructor at McLennan Community College and son of music legend Johnny Gimble. 

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Robert Frank was an artist who showed what photography could reveal about ourselves.

Great art shows us something fundamental about ourselves. It can show us things in a fresh way that we thought we knew; it can show us something that we may not have known; and it can show us something that we may not want to know.

"Home Going" is just one of a number of superb, high-energy gospel songs by Detroit native Victoria Hawkins on Houston's funky Peacock label. 

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

The Fine Tuned Music Series is a special series on 103.3, Waco Public Radio dedicated to featuring local musicians as well as highlighting key players in the growing Central Texas and Waco music scenes. The artists interviewed for the series will be different ages and come from different backgrounds and genres. The series also aims to discover what makes Central Texas and Waco's creative music economy unique. 

(Kateleigh Mills/KWBU Radio)

In Episode 71 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Cuevas Peacock. Peacock is a Community Organizer for Grassroots Community Development. He reframes the gentrification debate around cultural displacement versus economic displacement, shares success stories of working in Waco, and gives tips on how members of the community can take ownership for themselves. 

Beginning in 1946, the beloved Gotham Records label released a host of quality 45s through 1958, including this happy, up-tempo gospel romp, "Lord, I'm Done Done" by Rudolph Lewis. 

Photo Provided by Derek Smith

Drivers making their way through Waco for the Labor Day weekend, or for the first Baylor football game of the semester, may need some extra help navigating the roads. 

Act Locally Waco - Events August 30 - September 5

Aug 30, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Thornton brings us several events for the Labor Day Weekend - like West Fest and the Annual Labor Day Sorghum Festival, as well as the return of Baylor Football and ways to contribute to the community. 

Shreveport's feisty Jewel/Paula label released dozens of songs by a number of great gospel artists - but few with the manic energy of "Oh Yes He Will" by otherwise unkown Johnson Ensemble. 

Act Locally Waco - Events August 9 - 15

Aug 9, 2019

This week, Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the studios for Act Locally Waco on the Radio. She brings us several events as children prepare to go back to school, what films are playing for Summer Indie Movies at the Hippodrome and more.