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L.A. Reid Receives Key to City at Radio One Cincinnati

L.A. Reid Receives Key to City at Radio One Cincinnati

From left to right: RO Station Manager Mitch Galvin, Cincinnati President Pro Tem Yvette Simpson, L.A. Reid, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, RO Operations Manager Kenard Karter, RO On-Air Personality Lincoln Ware.

(Cincinnati, OH…February 8, 2016): To celebrate the accomplishments and storied career of L.A. Reid, the record executive, musician, and former X Factor host was honored with a key to the city by the Mayor of Cincinnati and Radio One staff. Reid—a Cincinnati native—made his name producing multi-platinum artists like Rihanna, Kanye West, Outkast, TLC, Justin Bieber, Rick Ross and Mariah Carey. He achieved industry success as CEO of Island Def Jam Music group, and later Epic Records, but he was catapulted into the public spotlight during a stint as judge on FOX’s The X Factor. Reid was awarded the key to the city by Cincinnati Mayor, John Cranley. After declaring February 5th, 2016, “L.A. Reid Day,” Cranley said, “I want to thank [Reid] for being such a great ambassador for Cincinnati.”

The man who spearheaded the push to present this honor to Reid was Radio One mainstay, Lincoln Ware. Ware stated, “I didn’t think L.A. would remember me from our brief meeting many years ago—especially after all the mega-stars he’s met—but he recognized me and greeted me like an old friend. This is a man who has touched the stars and remained humble.” Station Manager, Mitch Galvin, added, “It’s an honor to have L.A. Reid in the building and we’re thrilled we could be part of L.A. Reid Day.” “I love Cincinnati, it’s great to be home… [it] has been such a great supporter of everything that I’ve done,” Reid commented, “the people at home give you the muscle to succeed.” Reid is currently on tour promoting his book, Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next, available in bookstores now.

About Radio One Cincinnati.

Radio One Cincinnati is comprised of 101.1 The Wiz (wiznation.com), Hip Hop and R&B, Old School 100.3 (oldschoolcincy.com) and 1230 Praise (praisecincy.com), Inspiration Station. About Radio One, Inc.
Radio One, Inc. (radio-one.com), together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. It is one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning and/or operating 56 broadcast stations in 16 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (blackamericaweb.com), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the DL Hughley Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Empowering Moments, and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. Beyond its core radio broadcasting franchise, Radio One owns interactive one (interactiveone.com), an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information and entertainment.. interactive one operates a number of branded sites including News One (news), The Urban Daily (men), Hello Beautiful (women), Global Grind (Millennials) and social networking websites such as BlackPlanet and MiGente. The Company also owns TV One, LLC (tvone.tv), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans..

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.


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