Radio One, Mayor Presents L.A. Reid With Key To Cincinnati
February 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PT)
To celebrate his accomplishments and storied career, record executive, musician and former X FACTOR host ANTONIO "L.A." REID was honored with a key to his hometown of CINCINNATI by MAYOR JOHN CRANLEY and RADIO ONE staff.
REID was awarded the key to the city, while MAYOR CRANLEY declared FEBRUARY 5th, 2016, “L.A. REID DAY," adding: “I want to thank [L.A. REID] for being such a great ambassador for CINCINNATI.”
The man behind the campaign to present this honor to REID was RADIO ONE's LINCOLN WARE, who 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.”
Added L.A.: “I love CINCINNATI, it’s great to be home… [it] has been such a great supporter of everything that I’ve done...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."