Rosalind Denise Reed
Co-Founder and CEO
I have 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 I am a self-professed HAMILTON groupie. Music has played an important role in my life. Like most people, music has been a way of expression for me…a way to figure out life when everything else is about feelings and emotions. I spent my pre-teen years listening to soul music (the Supremes, the Temptations, Martha & the Vandellas, etc.) on a small transistor radio (AM stations, everyone) in my grandmother’s living room dancing the latest moves. As I grew older, my music palette began to evolve into a love for Rock ‘n Roll, Funk, and Disco. Back when an album was only $10.00, and a concert ticket topped out at $25.
I saw my first real concert on the campus of Hampton Institute (a HBCU that is now Hampton University) in 1972. Earth, Wind, & Fire opened the show for Stevie Wonder. Imagine that! Since then I’ve seen most of the great music 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.
With that kind of music fandom in my life, ReedRADIO.com didn’t seem like a far-fetched idea when my brother, Keith, and I began exploring the idea at his kitchen table. Our first attempt at entrepreneurship failed, but we learned from our mistakes. We formed a production company called Open the Door Productions, LLC. We developed a clearer, more focused vision for ReedRADIO.com, and I took on the daunting role of CEO for the production company. I manage the administrative duties: website design, branding, marketing, and our online presence. ReedRADIO.com is now a third place, after work and home, where our listeners can relax and recharge, and develop lasting relationships within our global community.
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