Downtown Waco

Downtown Depot - Shelley Gay

Jan 21, 2022

Austin Meek's guest is Shelley Gay, owner of Olive Door Imports in downtown Waco. She talks about her love of 19th & 19th century European antiques, and how she's approaching community building, as a recent Wacoan.

Act Locally Waco - Nov. 5 - 11th

Nov 5, 2021

First Friday events are happening downtown, the Waco Downtown Farmers Market 10th Anniversary, The Waco Heart Walk at Cameron Park Zoo, Brazos Theatre Improv and the Act Locally Waco Book Club are in the spotlight.  See a full calendar of events at

This week on CWCW, it's all about celebrating cultures, creativity and life. Kennedy Sam talks with  Eric Linares and Nancy Pulcine, a few organizers behind this year’s first ever Dia de Los Muertos Festival and Parade  - events happening in Downtown Waco October 30.


In Episode 110 of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek interviews Makenzie Asisi, owner of Milkbottle Cookies. Makenzie talks about outgrowing her first and second locations, the welcoming nature of Waco's business community, and her new downtown storefront. 

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Austin's guest for this episode of Downtown Depot is the co-founder of Pinewood Roasters on Austin Avenue.

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Murals and sculptures can help make our reopening cities more vibrant and lively.

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This week, host Kennedy Sam speaks with local artists Jonathan and Sarah Martin, owners of Black Oak Art and Gather in downtown Waco, and Samuel Thomas & Louis Hunter with Deep in the Heart Film Festival, coming to Waco in July.

Join host Kennedy Sam as she talks with CW Executive Director Fiona Bond about the state of the arts scene in Waco and the upcoming Wacotown Chalk + Walk. She also has a conversation with City Center Waco's Director of Communications Wendy Gragg. Wendy talks about the growth of Downtown Waco, and her admiration of the small businesses that take up space there.

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It's Episode #99 of Downtown Depot. Host Austin Meek talks to Dr. Iliana Neumann, family physician at the Waco Family Health Center, about the services they provide to enhance the health of lives of locals living near downtown Waco.

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Downtown Depot - Hannah Gore

Jan 15, 2021

On this edition of Downtown Depot,  a conversation between host Austin Meek and  Hannah Gore, owner of On The Avenue Salon. She describes the growth along Austin Avenue since she opened five years ago, how the hair biz has handled Covid, and her tips for aspiring entrepreneurs.   And this week the small business spotlight shines on Adilene Camarera of Around The World Bakery.  

Austin Meek of  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. 

Downtown Depot host Austin Meek of is joined in the KWBU studio by JB Smith, a staff writer for the Waco Tribune Herald.  JB tracks downtown business and City affairs, keeping a pulse on both the private and public people powering Waco's economy.  

This week Austin Meek talks with Alex Benton, and inspiring local female entrepreneur who took over an environmental consulting company at age 23 and has grown the business throughout Texas and Louisiana.  Plus the Word on Street....

Baylor Crew's 'Head of the Brazos' Regatta Returns

Sep 25, 2014

This Saturday the river downtown will stir with boats competing in the Head of the Brazos Regatta. The tournament is hosted by Baylor’s crew team and will stretch from Cameron Park to the Ferrell Center. It’s the first time the competition has happened in nearly ten years.

Plans to build a complex of apartments, shops and entertainment venues on the riverfront downtown have been temporarily derailed. It’s the latest development in Waco’s decades-long attempt to revitalize the riverfront between I-35 and the train tracks downtown.