KWBU Station President Joe Riley and Station Manager Brodie Bashaw have a discussion about the state of KWBU, and visions of the future as we "Imagine the Possibilities".

Listen to this episode here:

The holiday season is upon us and we have some special programming in the schedule.

Dec 23

11am                       A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago A Capella

7pm                        Jonathan Winters – A Christmas Carol                                                    

8p                           SHOUT! A Gospel Music Christmas

9pm                       The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays                                                                                              

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For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium. 

You can listen to the special series Tuesdays at 5:44 a.m. and  7:44 a.m. during Morning Edition and 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered. 

Longer posts will be made available for each poet for listeners to hear some poetry and an interview. 

The series begins April 9th and continues each Tuesday through April 30th.


The annual Big Membership Event is underway.   It's a celebration of public radio and KWBU!

It’s essential to stay on track with all our fundraising goals. What are they? We can simplify them all to one critical goal; we’re trying to add one new member: you.

You might think, "I’m going to do it sooner or later." Later, while appreciated, could signal your uncertainty about the value of our mission — and, frankly, may challenge our ability to deliver on it. Giving now shows you care about keeping us on track for this fiscal year.

KWBU Listener Meet Up

Feb 7, 2018

This Tuesday join members of the KWBU Advisory Council for an after hours meet up at Fabled Book Shop.

Stop by after work and hang out with other lovers of NPR.  Meet new people, make new friends and bring some friends too.  

Jim McKeown, host of Likely Stories, will be there with books he has featuered on Likely Stories and you can get a peek at some that are coming soon.  

KWBU Meet Up - Tuesday, February 11th  5pm - 7pm.  Fabled Bookshop is located at 215 S. 4th Street in Waco.

We do hope to see you there. 

A New Year with New Programs on KWBU

Dec 15, 2016

When we ask listeners about favorite programming on KWBU, the list is long and varied...Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Texas Standard, Science Friday, Marketplace and of course Morning Edition and All Things Considered.


Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate tonight. Watch PBS NewsHour's live stream of the debate below and follow along with NPR's live fact check. 

Events: July 29 - August 4

Jul 29, 2016

There's plenty to do to keep you busy this weekend in Wacotown. This weekend the Waco Civic Theatre wraps up their presentation of Beauty and the Beast and Saturday you can check out Yoga For Change at the Art Forum. In the week ahead, there's a fruits and nuts seminar, the Stars over Texas jamboree and much more. Check it all out in this week's episode of Act Locally Waco.

2016 Election Coverage

Jul 5, 2016

This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer special coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  

KWBU will broadcast this special programming beginning with the Republican National Convention July 18 – 21 from 7pm to 10 pm each night.

We will also provide prime time coverage of the Democratic National Convention July 25 -28 from 7pm to 10pm nightly.

Uncorked and Unplugged Wine Tasting

Mar 28, 2016

Join KWBU for Uncorked and Unplugged…a perfectly paired evening of wine and music.

Featuring Guitarist Tony Morris of Classical Guitar Alive, this event will take place at the Red Caboose Winery in Clifton on Thursday, April 21, 6pm until 8pm.

Tony will meet and greet guests and perform an intimate concert for attendees.   In addition to the wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, there will be wine for purchase from the winery.

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In this episode of Behind the Story we’ll hear about smartphones – how they’ve become such a prominent fixture in our day-to-day life, and how our addiction to the palm-sized devices can negatively impact relationships. 

Coming February 25th

Jan 22, 2016

KWBU staff and volunteers are gearing up for the 2016 KWBU Power Morning.

Use you renewing membership now as part of the larger on-air matching gift during  KWBU Power Morning.  It will help reach the $60,000 goal and help double the calls coming in to the studio!

One Morning….twice the power…three hours only! 

This darkly comic tale, set in academia, of Prof. Desmond Bates who has lost his hearing.

KWBU 15th Anniversary Event

Nov 11, 2015

KWBU invites  you to join us Saturday, December 12th for a midday gathering to celebrate the 15th anniversary of public radio in the Heart of Texas. 

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and Talmage Minter, artist of the KWBU 15th anniversary poster, will be there signing copies. 

Interested in becoming a supporter of public radio? If you're not already a member you can become one at the event; a $5-a-month membership gets you a copy of the KWBU anniversary poster. 


KWBU Cornerstone Ice Cream Social

Jul 10, 2015

The Gourmet Gallery of Waco is hosting the KWBU Cornerstone Ice Cream Social on August 20th from 5:30 until 7:30pm.  

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other KWBU supporters and fans of NPR....freinds you've yet to meet and some you already know.  All while enjoying delicious and unique ice cream at the Gourmet Gallery