Downtown Depot

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Kennedy Sam, Director of Marketing and Communications at Creative Waco and host of KWBU's Conversations with Creative Waco takes a seat in the guest chair on this edition of Downtown Depot. She talks with Austin Meek about how Creative Waco bro
Austin Meek's guest this week is local businessman Jake Patterson. He talks about transporting his restaurant concept from Portland to Waco, his downtown food trailer, and why he's opening up a brand new drive in location on Valley Mills Drive.
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 s
Austin's guest for this episode of Downtown Depot is the co-founder of Pinewood Roasters on Austin Avenue. Click to listen to this episode:
Host Austin Meek has a conversation with local business owner Carla Dotson about developments along the East Waco corridor, her recent conversation with Representative Pete Sessions, and about how the community in East Waco is interactive more
In this episode, host Austin Meek talks with Jacob Green, co-founder of Keep Waco Loud. He talks about the growing arts and entertainment scene in Waco, and disclosing some exciting news about taking over the ownership and operation of an iconi
In this episode of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek has a conversation with Jasmine Bledsoe, co-founder of the New Black Collective in Waco. They talk about the inspiration for the organization, her family's rich Waco history, and the city's Junetee
In this episode, host Austin Meek talks with local tattoo artist Lefty Colbert of Infamous Ink. They talk about the history of tattooing, his philosphy regarding the art, and the challenges his shop faced during the pandemic.
This week's guest is JaJa Chen, co-owner of Waco Cha, and a licensed therapist. Austin Meek speaks with her about live s an imigrant to the U.S., the importance of diversity, and how she and her husband put the importance of "why" over "what" w
On this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks to Eddie Garcia. They discuss the lessons he's learned as a young business owner. Garcia also talks about the lessons he has learned from his hard working immigrant parents.
In this episode of Downtown Depot, Austin talks with Waco City Councilwoman Kelly Palmer (District 4) about her first year in the city council seat, how she dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the female figures who inspire her daily. Click h
Host Austin Meeks has a conversation with Jonathan Pokluda, head pastor of Harris Creek Baptist Church. They discuss the Christian holiday Easter, what pop culture gets right and wrong about dating, and his new book on relationships called Outd
This week's guest on Downtown Depot is Josh Blake, C.O.O. of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. He and host Austin Meek discuss the history of burials, how COVID-19 impacted his industry, and how growing up in Waco makes him a more empathetic
This week's guest on Downtown Depot is Josh Blake, C.O.O. of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. He and host Austin Meek discuss the history of burials, how COVID-19 impacted his industry, and how growing up in Waco makes him a more empathetic
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. Click here
First and third Fridays are regular air dates for Downtown Depot with Austin Meek. With the "big freeze" we experienced this week in Waco, it is understandable Austin and his guest we unable to make it to the studio. At the very last minute, we
On Episode 98 of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek has a conversation with Leo Spann, owner of the Po' Boy Place in Downtown Waco. They talk about his family's flight from hurricane Katrina, lessons learned in the restaurant business, and the compone
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
In episode 96 of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek interviews Dillon Meek, Mayor of Waco. Dillon discusses the City’s ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic, projects in the pipeline for downtown, and his visions for a safe and prosperous 202
This week on episode #95 of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek talks with Eric Linares, an entrepeneur who runs East Side Market - an outdoor local vendor market. Their last event of the year takes place on Sunday, Dec. 20th. And in the small business
In Episode 94 of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek interviews Julie Keith, owner of Vitek’s BBQ. Julie discusses the responsibility of managing the business as a 4th-generation owner and the opportunities the Covid-19 pandemic presents. Before that c
This week on Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek is joined by Jed Cole of Brazos River Capital. He also shines the Small Business Spotlight on voice actor Chris Griesemer.
On this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek is joined by Kelly Harp, co-owner and designer of Harp Design Co. Kelly lays out the long road that brought her and her husband Clint back to Waco, the beginnings of their partnership with Chi
On this week's edition of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek interviews Jon Passavant, the CEO of Startup Waco. He also shines the Small Business Spotlight on Bethel Erickson-Bruce, Market Manager of the Waco Downtown Farmers Market.
This week on Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek is joined by real estate agent Gregg Glime to talk about his Waco history. He also shines the Small Business Spotlight on Massimo Di Campli of Di Campli's Italian Ristorante.
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