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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Austin Meek, of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Kris Collins, Senior Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Waco Chamber. Austin also makes his predictions for 2018 in this edition of Downtown Depot. 


This week on Downtown Depot, Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Dan Ingham, VP of Marketing and Communication for first National Bank of Central Texas, about his decade plus stint on KWTX Channel 10 and how it prepared him for life outside the studio. He also talks with Jed Cole of Waco Hat Company and gives us an update on Waco's first drink truck. 


Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Andrea Barefield about her and her mothers work in the city of Waco. 


Austin Meek, of WacoBusinessNews.com, talks with Chris McGowan about downtown development and with Half Price Books set to return to Waco, Austin highlights the importance of shopping local. 


This week on Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek highlights Cultivate 712 and talks with Sara Martin, the owner of Gather and Kindred Event Studios. 


Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Lane Murphy, news editor of the Baylor Magazine, and Instagrammer Thomas Wensil.

Austin Meek discusses Ashley Bean-Thornton's visit to Cincinnati with the Greater Waco Chamber, and Andy Day's Mary Claret clothing line. 


Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com  sat down with Summer Shine, owner of Luna Juice Bar, to talk about how she turned her life around after a history of drug abuse to a healthier direction. Austin also has updates on proposals for the Heritage Square redevelopment.  

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Alton Patton about the upcoming production of "The Fertile River", and picks Marshall Stewman's brain.  


Austin Meek interviews Blair Brooks, director of marketing at Chick-fil-a Baylor, and discusses Pinewood Roasters and Nancy Grayson's newest project. 


Austin Meek, owner of WacoBusinessNews.com, talks with Nancy Grayson about a new cottage development and interviews Waco Councilman John Kinnaird. 


In this episode, Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Jimmy Dorrell, executive Director of Mission Waco. They discuss how Jimmy has fought poverty in Waco for nearly four decades and how others can get involved as well. Meek also has updates on Mary Avenue Market and the rumors of a food hall coming to Waco. 


In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek is joined by Ellen Mote of EM Jewelry + Design. Mote discusses her yo-yo relationship with the craft: discovering it in college, setting it aside for a period, and finally returning to the art, now with commercial success in tow. Meek also remembers the late Reverend Wilbert Austin, discusses the documentary "What About Waco" and billboards a new dining concept coming to downtown. 


Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com  sat down with Youngdae Moon for this edition of Downtown Depot. You may have noticed Youngdae on the podium of the Texas Food Truck Showdown when his deep fried tamale balls took home the hardware for best international food.  Austin and Youngdae dive deep on the benefits and difficulties of serving ethnic food in Waco. 


Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com sits down this week with Fiona Bond.  Fiona has worked in the arts and culture sectors for over two decades and currently serves as the Executive Director of Creative Waco.


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