Mike Rowen has been a long time user of the TRS-80 Color Computer, but got his start on the TRS-80 Model 1 at the tender age of 13. In the early 1990s, Mike was an avid user of OS-9 Level II for the color computer and used a hard disk based Color Computer 3 with UUCP to communicate with Unix based Sun and VAX systems of the day. Today, Mike spends most of his vintage computer time with the TRS-80 Color Computer, but his collection still includes a TRS-80 Model IV and a Radio Shack DT-1 Terminal. Mike can be heard each month on the CoCo Crew Podcast (www.cococrew.org) with John Linville and Neil Blanchard. Mike produces retro commercials and promotional audio for multiple vintage podcasts. He "officially" re-entered the world of vintage computing in 2009 after a 16 year hiatus. He regularly attends CoCoFEST in Lombard,IL as well as other vintage computer events across the country.
John is well known in the Tandy Color Computer community, where he is best known as the author of Fahrfall and as the most talkative member of The CoCo Crew Podcast. Outside of the CoCo world, John is also known for his participation in the twice yearly RetroChallenge events. In fact, John is now the primary organizer of the RetroChallenge events.
Treasurer & CoCo Nut
Randy spends most of his vintage computer hobby time these days hosting the Floppy Days Podcast, co-hosting the Antic Podcast, co-hosting TRS-80 Trash Talk, and co-hosting Stan Veit’s History of the Personal Computer Podcast. He lives near sunny Indianapolis, IN with his family and loves college basketball and Montana.
Neil is one of the hosts of the CoCo Crew Podcast. He hails from the Great White North and as such is the Canadian Tandy Assembly ambassador.
Also CoCo Nut
Pete is one of the hosts of the TRS-80 Trash Talk podcast. His first computer experience was with his brother's 4K Color Computer in 1980. He's been hooked on programming ever since. His day job is as a software engineer in New York City. In his spare time he enjoys collecting and programming vintage TRS-80 gear, especially the Z80 machines. His true passion is the Model II line of computers, of which he has quite a few working examples, including Model II, 12, 16, 16B and 6000.
Model II Fanatic
At the age of 11, after failing hard at skateboarding, Randy took his board back to the store for a refund and bought a TRS-80 Color Computer 2. This event changed his future (and perhaps the sport of skateboarding) forever and sparked his lifelong love for computers and programming. Currently, he’s a software engineer at Rumpke (a waste and recycling company) in Cincinnati, OH. When he’s not geeking out on CoCo projects and events, he’s writing and recording in his home studio, “camping” (in an RV), boating in Tennessee and living the life.
Just zis guy, you know?