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KWBU Members Help Build Waco Habitat's 25th Anniversary Home
A unique partnership between 103.3 KWBU-FM, Waco Habitat for Humanity, and Foxworth-Galbraith secured pledges, not only for KWBU's radio programming, but also for the lumber needed to build Waco Habitat for Humanity's 25th Anniversary home.

103.3 KWBU FM Presents Open House
From 6 a.m. to 6p.m., Friday, May 6, 2011, 103.3 KWBU FM Waco's NPR will host an open house for listeners in the community. Listeners will have a chance to meet KWBU's Morning Edition Host, Brodie Bashaw, and All Things Considered Host, Derek Smith.

Memberships Help 103.3 FM Build A Habitat Home
WACO, TX--103.3 KWBU FM, Waco's NPR teams up with Habitat for Humanity and Foxworth Galbraith to help build Waco Habitat's 25th Anniversary House (#135). Starting Thursday April 28 through Friday, May 6, 2011 as 103.3 FM listeners call into the station, each membership donation over $100 garners two pieces of lumber from Foxworth Galbraith--500 pieces are needed to build the home--a goal of 250 memberships.

KWBU Announces Classical EP Session
103.3 KWBU FM presents its Classical EP (Extended Play) session Fridays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. starting April 1, 2011.

New Local Segment, Central Texas Leadership Series Strengthens Community Identity
In the coming weeks, KWBU will begin airing the Central Texas Leadership Series. The segment features four separate hosts: Executive Vice President of First National Bank of Central Texas Jim Haller, Dean of the School of Music at Baylor University Dr. William May, Director at Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau Liz Taylor and Independent Writing and Editing Professional Sandra Sanchez.

KWBU Administers Double Dose of NPR's Science Friday
From 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. each Friday, 103.3 KWBU FM presents listeners with another chance to tune into Science Friday. The first encore presentation of the show will begin Friday, March 4.

103.3 FM to Host Open House
103.3 FM will be having an open house Friday, December 10th from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. in conjunction with our holiday membership campaign.

Candidates for McLennan County Criminal DA, State Rep. for Dist. 56 to Speak Oct. 19
Candidates for McLennan County Criminal District Attorney, Abel Reyna and John Segrest and for State Representative, District 56, Charles "Doc" Anderson, John Mabry and Neill Snider will be speaking on the upcoming election.

A Prairie Home Companion Returns To The Big Screen
A Prairie Home Companion is coming back to the big screen!Featuring the boot-stompin', heart-breakin' songs of Old Crow Medicine Show, the sweet sounds of Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins, some smoldering honky-tonk from Joe Ely and soulful duets with singer-songwriter Andra Suchy, plus lots more! Join us for two hours of non-stop fun on the big screen.

Oral History Nonprofit StoryCorps to Come to Waco
KWBU 103.3 Fm Waco's NPR is partnering with StoryCorps to bring the stories of our community to life. Be apart of the conversation of a lifetime with this oral history documentation project coming to the Greater Waco area.

KWBU-FM Presents Carl Kasell of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me
103.3 KWBU-FM is proud to welcome Carl Kasell, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me scorekeeper, to Waco at 12 p.m. on Monday, June 14 at the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center.

ATTN: KWBU-FM Listeners
Are you having trouble listening to KWBU's over-the-air radio broadcast because of interference?

A Message From Joe Riley, President of KWBU
We've been preparing our budgets for KWBU-FM and TV over the last two months, and there's a gap between projected revenue and expenses for the next fiscal year. We've been talking with our partner, Baylor University, and for the coming year Baylor has pledged the same financial support as they provided this year. But that is their limit.

Marketplace Returns to 103.3 KWBU-FM
WACO, TEXAS April 15, 2010 -- Public radio station KWBU, 103.3 FM announces plans to air Marketplace, an entertaining high-energy program on world business and finance from American Public Media. Marketplace will begin airing weekdays, at 6:00 p.m. beginning Monday, May 3, 2010 following NPR's All Things Considered.

KWBU to Host Community Feedback Meetings
KWBU would like to invite the Central Texas community to attend a KWBU Community Feedback event this November. Because we value your opinion, KWBU is reaching out to individuals in the Central Texas area.

KWBU-TV to air Baylor University Homecoming Parade
WACO, TEXAS - KWBU-TV will broadcast the 100th Annual Baylor University Homecoming Parade, one of the oldest and largest in the nation, with live coverage from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Encore presentations will air on KWBU-TV at 11:00 p.m. that evening and Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

From the Top Comes to Waco in its 10th Anniversary Season
From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians, comes to Baylor University's Jones Concert Hall on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. to tape a radio broadcast in its 10th Anniversary Season.

NPR launches new online local journalism venture with CPB and Knight Foundation funding
Washington, DC - NPR will launch a new journalism project to develop in-depth, local coverage on topics critical to communities and the nation, in a new effort funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the groups announced today.

KWBU receives national award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

WACO, TX -- KWBU, Public Broadcasting for Central Texas, has received a My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).


"The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and PBS Announce Major Changes
Enhanced broadcast and digital content will offer more options for audiences looking for trusted news source in evolving media landscape.Changes include new name, dual anchor format and online correspondent. New format to launch in September 2009.

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