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Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

[03-19-2014] - Wed. 12:00 p.m. - In the Reynolds Conference Center, Baylor University, Waco, TX

KWBU Development Committee

Unless otherwise posted, the KWBU Development Committee meets at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month at the KWBU office located at 2100 River Street, Waco, TX 76706.

For specific information or inquiries, interested parties should contact Carla Hervey at 254.710.4298 or send email to:


BIO - Joe

Joe Riley,

KWBU President and CEO


Prior to joining KWBU in 2009, Riley served at Maine Public Broadcasting Network as Vice President Director of Television and at Nashville Public Television as Director of Local Programming and Production, and had earlier been Director of Production at KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska. Raised in South Carolina, Riley holds a bachelor's degree in English from Furman University.


Brodie Bashaw,

FM Station Manager


Since the day KWBU became the NPR affiliate for greater Waco, Brodie has been "making the magic happen." Her commercial radio experience coupled with many years in public broadcasting, have given her a good foundation for heading up the on-air side of KWBU's operations. Brodie was raised in a military family; her father's Army stations ranged from Minnesota to Germany, Washington, Nebraska and California. But it is TEXAS she calls home! Brodie has three canine companions all Schnauzers and is the doting aunt to 5 nieces and 4 nephews.


Ryland Barton,

News Reporter and All Things Considered Host


Ryland Barton is a radio reporter and All Things Considered host at KWBU. He came to Waco from Austin where he worked as a reporter, producer and host for the local NPR affiliate, KUT. His reporting has taken him from the Texas capitol to small towns and cities around the world, covering state and local politics, water shortages, forced relocations in rural China, and the rise of luxury cars as status symbols in Beijing. Ryland has a Master's Degree in Journalism from the University of Texas and a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Chicago. Outside of work, he enjoys writing songs, playing ultimate frisbee and driving to new places.

BIO - Carla

Carla Hervey,

Business Affairs Manager


Carla Hervey, Business Affairs Manager, has been with KWBU for almost 10 years. Carla and her husband Tom live in China Spring along with their son Max - a Junior at China Spring High School. Their older son Cole, a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University, lives and works in Mexia. Tom is a regional Human Resources Manager for HEB. Tom and Carla enjoy attending sports events (especially baseball games), cooking, and traveling. They share their home with two dachshunds - Molly and Roxie.

BIO - Loretta

Loretta Howard,

Membership Manager


Loretta describes herself as Texas girl through and through. She was born in the Texas Panhandle and has lived in Arlington, Clarendon, Amarillo, finally settling in Waco. A Texas State Technical College '03 grad with a degree in Computer Networking and Systems Administration, she decided to stay in the customer service industry. Loretta found her calling as KWBU Membership Manager, where she combines customer service with a love for music, drama, and the arts. Loretta remembers during Elementary school playing in her mother's used bookstore she learned her ABC's by alphabetizing novels by author.

BIO - Dave2

Dave Ulman,

Development Director


Dave has been married to his wife Nancy for more than 30 years. They have two daughters who are both Baylor graduates: Meredith '11, and Andrea '06. Andrea and her husband Kenny have a baby girl, Abigail (their first grandchild) born in February of 2012. Dave and Nancy have two dogs: Dallas, a Bouvier des Flanders and Roxy, (the Grand Dog) a Border Collie mix. Dave is active in the Waco and Hewitt chambers of commerce and enjoys being involved in community events that promote a better quality of life for those who live in the Greater Waco area. He also serves as a board member for both the Kiwanis Club of Waco and the Waco Civic Theatre.

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