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Downtown Depot
First and Third Fridays at 11:30am and 8pm

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 shares his thoughts on one year of hosting 'Downtown Depot' on KWBU-FM.

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Latest Episodes
  • Host Austin Meek has a conversation with David Taylor and Mike Schwaab, owners of Waco Surf. They discuss the international reputation of their water park, cultivating eco-friendly business practices, and integrating with the Waco community.
  • Host Austin Meek has a conversation with television host and 'that Englishman in Texas', Oli Pettigrew. They discuss his history in the entertainment industry, his observations on life in Texas, and his impressions of Waco's creative community. Know Waco's Debbie Wright also joins Austin to discuss the night markets in East Waco.
  • Host Austin Meek has a conversation with Cory Duncan, local real estate agent and broker. They discuss mentors, the market, and lessons Duncan learned whilst developing a commercial building on Washington Avenue.
  • Host Austin Meek has a conversation with Susan Sistrunk, artist and owner of Susan L Sistrunk, Fine Art Gallery. They discuss the business of local art, the creative process, and collecting art.
  • Host Austin Meek has a conversation with David Mayfield, owner of David Mayfield Selections and the Waco Wine Shop. They discuss studying at the culinary institute of America, importing South American wines, and setting up shop in Waco.
  • Host Austin Meek has a conversation with Vivia and Aniceto Charles, owners of Tru Jamaica. They discuss the motivations behind bringing authentic Jamaican cuisine to Waco and how in the face of disaster, the local community has been a bedrock of support.
  • Host Austin Meek has a conversation with Dr. Beth Allison Barr, Professor of Mediaval history at Baylor and U.S.A. Today’s bestselling author of The Making of Biblical Womanhood. They talk about how Waco has changed since she grew up in Mexia visiting the big city, how the definition of “biblical womanhood” has evolved, her thoughts on the Lenten and Easter seasons.
  • Host Austin Meek has a conversation with Waco business owner Rocco Bolts, who discusses the importance of relationships when it comes to running a business - and how he's using those skills to make a difference in his city.
  • Due to weather conditions, we had to pull from the Downtown Depot archive for the February 3 broadcast. This episode of Downtown Depot with Waco Mayor Dillon Meek originally aired January 6, 2026.Host Austin Meek welcomes Waco Mayor Dillon Meek (no relation) to talk about the strides the city has made in the past year, and discuss the exciting challenges and opportunities facing Waco in 2023.
  • Joining host Austin Meek for this episode is Andrea Kosar, Executive Director of the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.