Sam Cedar

Producer/Reporter/Host

Sam joined KWBU in January, 2020.  He graduated from Baylor University with degrees in English and Film and Digital Media in 2019. Raised in Marion, Illinois, Sam is an avid podcast listener, cinephile, and music lover who also enjoys backpacking and landscape photography. 

Ways to Connect

"Ashamed of Jesus" was R&B legend Cliff Butler's lone gospel recording as part of the Spiritual Keynotes for Nashboro Records in 1960.

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For more than 50 years, the Sweet Singing Cavaliers have been the most beloved gospel group in South Central Los Angeles.

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This week on Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek is joined by real estate agent Gregg Glime to talk about his Waco history. He also shines the Small Business Spotlight on Massimo Di Campli of Di Campli's Italian Ristorante. 


The Roscoe Robinson-led New Heavenly Wonders recorded the Philadelphia soul-inspired "Ain't No Love (Like Jesus Love)" in the early 1970's.

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Baylor Connections - Nancy Brickhouse

Sep 11, 2020

For Baylor faculty members, the monumental efforts to deliver interactive, engaging classes amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis necessitate learning new technologies and methods of class content delivery. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Nancy Brickhouse, Baylor University Provost, breaks down resources to enhance class instruction both virtually and in-person and shares how the University is continuing to advance meaningful research goals to address critical challenges.


In this week's Central Texas Leadership Series, KWBU President Joe Riley is joined by Waco Fire Chief Gregory Summers. They discuss Chief Summers' history in firefighting, his move to Waco, and the significance of 9/11 in the firefighting community. 


Danniebelle Hall's first solo LP while a member of Andrae Crouch and the Disciples is bright, effervescent gospel-pop. 

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On this month’s episode, host Kennedy Sam sits down with Samuel Thomas, a co-founder of the Deep in the Heart Film Festival, to hear a few updates on what to expect for this year’s at-home edition coming next month. In the second half of the episode, local artist Cade Kegerreis will be talking about his first solo exhibiton, Devolved, which is now open at Cultivate 7twelve.


Baylor Connections - Michelle Cohenour

Aug 28, 2020

Student Success Initiatives at Baylor University walks alongside students to help them successfully navigate the incumbent challenges of different steps of the collegiate journey. In this Baylor Connections, Michelle Cohenour, Student Success Initiatives director, shares how SSI helps students from a variety of backgrounds be their best self, in and out of class, so they can find holistic success and make the most of their time at Baylor.


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

A flowering of Russian art a century ago changed what we thought a painting or a ballet had to be. 


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Over 100 years ago, Russian folk music provided the doorway to a flowering of Modernism. 

Anytime you hear the word “Russian” these days, there’s a good chance one of the next words you hear will be “interference.”  The image of Russia this inevitably creates is that of a power operating on the fringes of Europe—or on the fringes of western democracies more generally. It reflects a suspicion that has a long pedigree.  After the fall of Napoleon, the European states all looked apprehensively at Russia with  

Baylor Connections - Gail Offringa

Aug 7, 2020

Every parent wants to support their student through the unique joys and challenges of the college years. As Baylor University’s director of parent engagement, Gail Offringa and her team serve parents as they become a part of the Baylor Family and helps them navigate questions that arise. In this Baylor Connections, she shares tips for parents to best support their students and anticipate adjustments throughout the college journey, and addresses common questions heading into the new school year.


This week, host Kennedy Sam sits down with podcasters Travvis Scott and Zach Burke to discuss their new podcast Invisible Icon: The Tom Wilson Story. She is also joined by Fiona Bond to discuss the state of the Waco music and arts scenes. 


Baylor Connections - Dorina and Marius Mitrea

Jul 31, 2020

Thirty years ago, Dorina and Marius Mitrea left everything behind in Romania to come to the United States and pursue a career in higher education. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Dorina Mitrea, Chair and Professor of Mathematics, and Dr. Marius Mitrea, Professor of Mathematics, share their story of life and work together, the drive to teach, research and impact students, and the factors that brought them to Baylor after more than two decades at Missouri.


On this week's episode of Coversations With Creative Waco, Fiona Bond sits down with Rev. Amos Humphries, Senior Pastor of Park Lake Drive Baptist Church, and artist and business owner Tashita Bibles. They discuss the tragedy that brought them together, and the way that they are using art to pave the way forward. 


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