Rosalind Denise Reed
Co-Founder and CEO
Rosalind has a love for music that spans nearly all genres: rock and roll, soul, hip hop, Broadway cast albums, and even a little bit of country. Garth Brooks’ “The Thunder Rolls” is a favorite, and she is a self-professed HAMILTON groupie. Music has played an important role in her life. Like most people, music has been a way of expression for her…a way to figure out life when everything else is about feelings and emotion. She spent her teenage years listening to soul music (the Supremes, the Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, etc.) on a small transistor radio (AM stations, everyone) in her grandmother’s living room, dancing the latest moves. As she grew older, her musical palette began to evolve into a love for Funk, Soul, R&B, some Rock & Roll, and Disco…all carved a place in her musical world. Back when an actual album was only $10.00, and a concert ticket topped out at $25.00.
She saw her first real concert on the campus of Hampton Institute (a historically black college that is now Hampton University) in 1972. Earth, Wind, & Fire opened the show for Stevie Wonder. Imagine that! Since then she’s seen most of the great musical performers: Rick James, Prince, the Gap Band, Michael Jackson, Sade, Tina Turner, Duran Duran, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, and the list goes on and on.
It didn’t seem so far fetched when sitting around her brother, Keith’s kitchen table nearly five years ago, that the idea for what would become ReedRADIO.com would form and come to fruition. With one failed attempt, Rosalind and her brother learned from their mistakes. They came back with a clearer vision and a more polished version of ReedRADIO.com. She and Keith formed a production company called Open the Door Productions, LLC, and it is through the production company that the radio station and the Podcast, “Here’s What’s Interesting,” are produced.
As the production company’s CEO, Rosalind is the driving force behind ReedRADIO.com. With over 20 years in the Customer Service and Retail Industries, Rosalind knows how to provide a great experience for the ReedRADIO.com listener. She manages the administrative duties of the company: website design, branding, marketing, ReedRADIO.com’s online presence including the social sites, and writing the thought leadership articles published by the company.
Enjoying the second act of her life, Rosalind also attends Washington University studying Second Language Acquisition and English Literature. She is an entrepreneur, writer and blogger. Find her work at www.rosalinddenisereed.com.