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Austin, TX 78703-0032

Reflections Of Community Outreach, ROCO, is an award-winning News and Public Affairs program created and sponsored by the KOOP Community Council (to give voice to non-profits that are KOOP Community Organization Members and other local individuals and organizations who are doing good in our community. ROCO is a Community Outreach effort offering informative dialogue with local organizations working to make a difference especially within the under served community. This faithfully follows KOOP’s mission statement as a community radio station and KOOP’s Community Council’s specific role to reach out into the community. The program is currently administered, produced and hosted by a Collective who rotate each week to bring as many perspectives to the shows in an attempt to reach the widest range of listeners.

The Collective is currently made up of eight members:

Greg Ciotti – ROCO Liaison to the Community Council & CC member
Mariam Parker (Hot Dish Radio) – 1st Mondays of the Month
Michael A. Brown (Boots on the Air) – 2nd Mondays of the Month
Ken Pfluger – 3rd Mondays of the Month
Penny Jo Pullus – 4th Mondays of the Month
Bob Dailey- Community Council Member – 5th Mondays of the Month
Gilka Cespedes (on sabbatical)
Pedro Gatos – Collective founding member, Programmer of Record and Community Council Chair.

*** During the period that the station is closed for the safety of our staff and Volunteers ROCO has adopted a new rotation of five members who are able to produce content for their homes;

Mariam Parker (Hot Dish Radio) – 1st Mondays of the Month
Michael A. Brown (Boots on the Air) – 2nd Mondays of the Month
Kanya Lyons – 3rd Monday of the month
Bob Dailey – 4th Mondays of the Month
Penny Jo Pullus – 5th Mondays of the Month
Greg Ciotti – ROCO Liaison to the Community Council & CC member – Substitute

MICHAEL A. BROWN

Michael A. Brown  is a news and public affairs producer and co-host of Boots On The Air, for and about US military veterans, on KOOP Radio 91.7FM / www.KOOP.org in Austin, Texas American Forces Radio and Television Service, Southern Command Network (SCN) radio and TV news reporter and on-air anchor. News reporter, KXRX-AM, San Jose, California. Degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Communications from San Jose State University, with additional studies at the University of Virginia and American University.

Michael A. Brown is president of BtoBEngage in Austin, Texas USA,  advisers and trainers in the business to business marketplace. He also is founder and president of The Business Marketing Consultancy and Redwood Training Associates. Since 1986, the mission of all Michael’s enterprises is to help business marketers find, land, keep, and grow customers. Michael’s clients include a “who’s who” of successful business marketers, from startups to the Fortune 100. He has been a featured speaker at the Direct Marketing to Business conference, Integrated Marketing Expo, the Lead Generation Summits, What’s Working in BtoB Marketing, plus corporate marketing and sales meetings.

undercover gregPrior to Volunteering at KOOP I was a Volunteer at WPFW, the Pacifica affiliate in Washington DC.  My work there was behind the scenes for the most part but with the same purpose that I volunteer at KOOP; to provide a greater voice for the disenfranchised.  Since starting with a cover music show at KOOP I have moved into News and Public Affairs programming through Reflections of Community Outreach, ROCO, and the Community Pilot Shows.

Although Kanya Lyons hails from Texas, she’s traveled throughout her life and lived in Mexico, Hawaii, and Spain. Inevitably, something boomerangs her back home to Austin where she’s lived on and off since the 80’s. Kanya began volunteering at KOOP in 2016 as host of Volumes: the Austin Public Library Radio Show (RIP) that aired until 2018. After returning from Barcelona in 2020, she began hosting Reflections of Community Outreach. In December of 2020, she began hosting a music show called Abroad Calling, featuring music from Latin American and beyond. Kanya became a member of the KOOP Programming Committee in November 2020.

  • Aug 05, 2021

    Boots on the Air – Monday, 8/9 @ 1:30 PM

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, August 9 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and discussion. You’ll hear that vets soon may be able to use GI Bill education benefits to start businesses! Our guest in […]

  • Jul 08, 2021

    Boots on the Air – Mon, 7/12 @ 1:30 PM

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, July 12 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and discussion. Dr. Ben Suitt of Boston University is with us about his extensive new research into veterans and active-duty troops who […]

  • Jun 10, 2021

    Boots on the Air – Mon 6/14 @ 1:30pm

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, June 14 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and discussion. Plus, Professor Peter Feaver of Duke University on the matter of 140 retired flag officers violating the tradition of the […]

  • May 06, 2021

    Boots on the Air – Monday, 5/10 @ 1:30 pm

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, May 10 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, plus KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and discussion. Plus, guests attorney Andy LeGolvan on a legal victory for disabled veterans and their caregivers, and US Marine Staff Sergeant […]

  • Apr 08, 2021

    Boots on the Air – 4/12 @ 1:30 PM

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, April 12 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, plus KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and discussion. Plus, guest Meghann Myers, the Pentagon Bureau Chief for Military Times, on efforts to keep extremists out of the services […]

  • Mar 06, 2021

    Boots on the Air

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, March 8 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, plus KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and discussion. Plus, guests Brad Kelley from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on new guidance to help disabled vets, and Gabrielle Calise […]

  • Feb 07, 2021

    Hot Dish Radio: Chef Damien Brockway of Distant Relatives + Valentine’s Day in Austin

    Honoring Black History Month, HDR featured upcoming concept, Distant Relatives. Chef Damien Brockway traces foodways of the African diaspora through barbecue at his spot in the historical Rosewood neighborhood of East Austin. Conceived from a conversation with a fellow cook a few years back, he has launched a concept that will forever change Austin’s culinary […]

  • Feb 07, 2021

    Boots on the Air

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, February 8 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, plus KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and discussion. Plus, guests Judge David Shakes of Colorado explains why veterans’ courts are so important … and Daniele Anderson, the Chief […]

  • Jan 11, 2021

    Boots on the Air – Monday, 1/11 @ 1:30 pm

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, January 11 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, plus KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and special guest Leo Shane, the Deputy Editor of Military Times, to tell us about a lawsuit brought by one veteran that […]

  • Dec 08, 2020

    Boots on the Air – Mon, 12/14 @ 1:30 PM

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, December 14 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, plus KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and a special guest from the Red Cross about their holiday doings for active-duty service members and veterans.. Tune to 91.7 FM […]

  • Nov 15, 2020

    Reflections of Community Outreach: Diwali – Mon 11/16 @ 1:30 pm

    This Monday on KOOP Radio Reflections of Community Outreach, Kanya Lyons talks with Reshmi Chowdhury about Diwali and the Kali Puja festival of lights that takes place over the course of five days in November.

  • Nov 08, 2020

    Boots on the Air – Monday, 11/9 @ 1:30pm

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, November 9 at 1:30pm CDT / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, plus KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and two special Veterans Day features. Tune to 91.7 FM in Austin, worldwide at www.KOOP.org.

  • Oct 24, 2020

    Reflections of Community Outreach to Host Shannon Carr – Mon, 10/26 @ 1:30 PM

    This Monday on Reflections of Community Outreach our guest is Shannon Carr, Executive Director of Austin Area Mental Health Consumers. Its Self-Help and Advocacy Center makes a difference for people with lived experiences of mental health, substance use, and homelessness. KOOP apprentice Michelle Boyd speaks with Shannon about the stigma that unfortunately is too often […]

  • Oct 19, 2020

    Austin Artists – Mon, 10/19: people the We & Black Mountain Project

    Do you know any POC led arts collectives in Austin? Meet Black Mountain Project. Kanya Lyons talks with the three artists behind this collective – Adrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen, and Tammie Rubin – who are making space for other POC artists. We talk about their art collective, their exhibitions, and the upcoming show – people […]

  • Oct 08, 2020

    Boots on the Air – Mon, 10/12 @ 1:30 PM

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, October 12 at 1:30pm CDT / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, plus KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and good conversation about the news. Tune to 91.7 FM in Austin, worldwide at www.KOOP.org.

  • Sep 10, 2020

    Boots on the Air – Monday, September 14

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, September 14 at 1:30pm CDT / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, plus KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and good conversation about the news. Tune to 91.7 FM in Austin, worldwide at www.KOOP.org.

  • Aug 02, 2020

    Boots on the Air – Monday, August 10 at 1:30 pm

    KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, August 10 at 1:30pm CDT / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, plus KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans’ news and good conversation about the news. Tune to 91.7 FM in Austin, worldwide at www.KOOP.org.