Downtown Depot

First and Third Fridays at 11:30am and 8pm
  • Hosted by Austin Meek

Downtown Depot is a partnership with Waco Business News and KWBU. Featuring host Austin Meek, the 30-minute show looks 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.

During the show you'll also hear updates about new businesses, closures and development rumblings around town. But we also want to hear from you. Is there a building or an update on development that you want to know about? Let us know. 

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com shares his thoughts on one year of hosting 'Downtown Depot' on KWBU-FM.

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On this week's edition of Dowtown Depot, Austin Meek updates us on the over $1.6 million dollars of TIF funding for three projects. Two projects are on the ascendant Elm Avenue corridor. Also the annual check-in with Waco district four city coucilman Dillon Meek. 


In episode 54 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Dr. Greg Leman. Dr. Leman serves as the interim Executive Director of StartUp Waco, a cross-sector collaboration leading Waco’s entrepreneurial support efforts and elevating Waco as a hub for business innovation. Before that conversation, Meek shines the Small Business Spotlight on Baked Bliss Baking Company and makes predictions for 2019 with real estate experts Gregg Glime and Austin Hooper"


In Episode 53 of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek of Waco Business News interviews Rebekah Hagman, director of Cultivate 7Twelve. She discusses how the downtown arts hub came to life, its recent partnership with French stencil artist Blek Le Rat, and what 2019 has in store for Waco's art community. Before that conversation, Meek recaps the residential and commercial real estate markets with experts Austin Hooper and Gregg Glime, and he also highlights the entrepreneurial efforts of the students at Acton Academy.


In episode 52 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Will Phipps, Executive Director of the Greater Waco Sports Commission.


In this episode of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek of Waco Business News interviews Adam Moore, a community developer behind Lost In Waco, a photography via bicycle project, and Analog, an experiment in confessional storytelling. Before that interview, real estate experts Gregg Glime and Austin Hooper break down the commercial and residential markets and Meek explores McLennan County’s non-profit network.


Austin shines the Small Business Spotlight on THIRST coffee, and talks with Doreen Ravenscroft about her life in Waco and the upcoming Waco Cultural Arts Fest. 


This week, host Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Emily Mills, founder of the non profit Jesus Said Love that ministers to people involved in the commercial sex industry. We'll also get a doube dose of real estate, residential and commercial, with Austin Hooper and Gregg Glime.

This week Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Jim Holmes about his trip down the mighty Mississippi River, plus we shine the Small Business Spotlight on the Waco River Safari. 

This week Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com interview Austin Hooper for a new segment called the Residential Recap. Also, Megan Henderson is in studio to talk about her work with City Center Waco.

Austin Meek of Waco Business News shines the Small Business Spotlight on Reckless Iron Works, asks What's  Happening Here? with Greg Glime and sits down with Theresa Emry to talk about her move from Spokane, Washington to Waco. 


This week Austin sits down with Chris Nunn of the new app TownTrotter, and talks with Gary Findley self-proclaimed redneck CEO . 


Dina Dwyer Owens, board member and brand ambassador for the Dwyer Group, sits down with host Austin Meek, and Gregg Glime is back to answer your questions about Waco properties. 


Reid Guess of Guess Family BBQ talks about continuing the BBQ tradition in Waco, plus Meredith Wagner and the Word on the Street on this edition of Downtown Depot.


Austin shines the Small Business Spotlight on the Jockey Club, and talks with Matthew Polk about Prosper Waco's goals in the community.


Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Mary Duty. She co-owns Pappa Rollos Pizza with her husband and is the chair of the Mclennan County Democratic Party. Plus, Austin shares business tips from One Million Cups. 


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