John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, the brothers who created the six-part miniseries “Waco” that debuts Wednesday night on the Paramount Network, confess they were asked to name their series on the 1993 Branch Davidian raid, siege and fire anything but “Waco.”

A new year stretches ahead, but for three WACO-FM radio personalities, it’s prefaced by 25 years at the same station.

In the world of Waco radio station mascots, a bull has turned into an eagle, but listeners will know the change as a market that’s a little less country, a little more (classic) rock.

In a story that would play as well on Valentine’s Day as Veterans Day, KWTX’s half-hour news special “From The Ashes Of Vietnam,” which airs at 6:30 p.m. Friday on Channel 10, follows how the station’s 2015 Vietnam veterans documentary led to one couple’s reconciliation after 40 years.

KXXV-TV viewers tuning in to the station’s 10 p.m. weekday “Nightbeat” to see news anchor Ann Harder will have to do so earlier beginning Monday as the veteran newscaster will shift to the station’s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

Different tastes between male and female Waco country radio listeners shaped the fall Nielsen Audio ratings book, boosting country KRMX-FM (92.9, Shooter FM) over rival WACO-FM (99.9, WACO 100) in a key adult demographic, though WACO regained its No. 1 status among listeners 12 and older, tying classic hits station KBGO-FM (95.7).

“The Chair” isn’t credited in KWTX’s documentary “We Can’t Forget Vietnam,” but those involved in producing the hourlong program say remarkable things happened in it: Memories locked for some 40 years finally loosened, tightly-bound emotions bubbled to the surface and stories with few listeners finally were spoken.

Waco classic hits radio station KBGO-FM (95.7) continued its winning ratings ways, leading the spring Nielsen Audio ratings book with a 10.6 share among listeners ages 12 and older, with regional Mexican station KWOW-FM (104.1, La Ley) enjoying a ratings bounce into third place behind country WACO-FM (99.9), second with a 9.7 share.

As work continues on turning the collection of rusty silos at 601 Webster Ave. into a multiuse area downtown, Chip Gaines said he and his wife, Joanna, are getting more excited about the potential the site holds as a retail marketplace, mecca for food trailers and headquarters for the Gaineses’ Magnolia Homes business.

Listeners of Waco public radio station KWBU may find some of their favorite programs move to different days and times as the station does a little end-of-year schedule juggling.

Waco public radio station KWBU-FM (103.3) will go off the air Tuesday for much of the day as technicians work to relocate the station’s antenna to a tower on higher ground that station officials say will improve KWBU’s coverage.

Waco public radio station KWBU-FM (103.3) found its three-hour “Power Morning” well-named Thursday as listeners called in $64,000 in pledges, setting a pledge drive record.

The music television series “Texas Music Cafe,” which started in Waco in 1997, goes back on the airwaves at 11 p.m. Saturday on Temple-Killeen public television station KNCT, Channel 46.1, which will carry the series’ hour-long programs weekly.

The new year opens with more rhythm and less talk on Waco radio as urban/hip-hop station KWBT-FM, “The Beat,” 104.9, takes over the frequency of news-talk station KBCT-FM, 94.5.

At a time when membership and giving is dipping, Waco public radio station KWBU staffers and supporters are gearing up to ask listeners to give a little extra — about $50,000 extra — to solve long-standing signal problems.

Local radio stations already are peppering their airtime with Christmas music — KIX 106.7 is going the full Christmas monty this year with an all-Christmas format — but there are more than songs added to the programming schedule of Waco public radio station KWBU-FM (103.3).

They’re the aural wallpaper to a day at the lake, weekend barbecues, vacation trips, nights driving around with friends. A year from now — maybe only a few months from now — they’ll slide down radio airplay and iTunes sales charts, to reappear next in the company of memories.

In a way, it’s only fitting that a documentary on the larger-than-life Texas icon Sam Houston is sprawling, too. That documentary, “Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, and Pioneer,” runs for nearly three hours, with a robust mix of location filming, period pictures and paintings, historical re-enactors and animated maps.