Regular meeting – tour of KOOP radio
March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join us for a tour of the independent KOOP Radio station located at 3823 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78722. General Manager Federico Pacheco will be giving us a tour.
Federico is an experienced professional who has worked in the broadcasting, marketing, and advertising industries assuming successfully leadership positions in local and international organizations. He received a B.A. in Radio and TV Broadcasting from Indiana University. He also has an MBA degree from IESA School of Business of Caracas, and a Post Graduate Certification in Latin American Studies from Universidad Metropolitana of Venezuela.
He was born in Caracas, Venezuela where he started his communication career first in advertising agencies, and later in the broadcasting industry when he founded and manage Circuito Radial X a national FM radio network acting as President and Executive Director for more than a decade.
In 2006 he decided to leave Venezuela with his family and emigrated to USA accepting the leadership position at McCann WorldGroup to manage the advertising programs in Latin American, the Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets of the American Airlines account based in Dallas, TX.
In 2011 he became a USA citizen, and in 2014, as American Airlines change ownership, he left the advertising agency to move to Austin working as a marketing and advertising consultant, and most recently managing a brand communication design studio startup.
After years of work in corporations, Federico wanted to change shifts and also look for ways to give back to the community, he found his opportunity at the Austin Public Library where his love for books and radio came together. Since early 2017 and working as a volunteer, he has assisted with the production of Volumes, the APL radio show broadcasted weekly at KOOP.
Federico is married to Leila Pacheco, has two children Felix and Federico, both married with Texan girls, and has 2 grandchildren born in Austin.”
KOOP (pronounced koh-op) is a community radio station in Austin, TX, owned and operated by its members in a cooperative structure depending primarily upon its volunteers and supporters for all operations of the station. KOOP provides a diverse array of programming, emphasizing programs that deal with local issues and/or serve communities which are under-served by the mainstream media.
KOOP has more than 60 unique, locally-produced programs airing every week. Each of these programs is produced by an individual or by a collective of members. Any member of the community can join our organization and apply to produce a radio program — and KOOP provides the facilities and the training.
KOOP’s mission is “to engage, connect and enrich the whole community, including the underserved, through creating diverse, quality, educational music and news programming.”