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Wade Simmons becomes President of Redding Communications, Inc.

By Staff

ATLANTA, May 12, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - Redding Communications, Inc. Chairman and CEO Rob Redding today announced that Wade Simmons has been named president of the RCI, as the company continues to structure its executive team.

Simmons, who has served as Money Editor for RCI's Redding News Review Web site since 2009 and Editor-at-Large since early last year, brings a strong background in communications, Redding said. He has had stints with the Washington Post-owned Gazette newspapers and Glenarden community television.

"He takes the helm as the brain behind 'Name Your Price', a new innovative system that allows radio and Web readers to determine what they can pay for services," Redding said. "He is also responsible for an increase in radio to Web conversions."

He has a degree in Mass Communications from the University of Maryland, where is pursuing his masters. Simmons, who lives in Washington, D.C., is also the founding head of the North American Amateur Basketball League.

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He will report directly to Redding and CFO Nadra Redding, who is also adding the title COO.

Nadra Redding is the longtime CFO of RCI, who recently added an MBA from Liberty University.

"Nadra, and the expertise that she brings, has contributed immensely to our financial stability over the years and was a major force behind our international operations," Redding said.

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RCI is an Atlanta-based independent multimedia company found in 1996. For more than two decades, its major interest have included Internet, broadcasting, music, entertainment, e-books and the visual arts company. RCI is responsible for ReddingNewsReview.com, the third oldest black news site on the Web and first subscriber-supported Web site, sending approximately 1 million readers across the Web yearly; Redding News Review Unrestricted, the first with a successful stand-alone global subscription following, the Top 100 by Talkers magazine and in the Top 10 in listener surveys conducted by RCI-owned BlackTalkers.com; the Angelique Allen Show, a syndicated talk show host heard in New York City's metro area and beyond and BlackTalkers.com, a black talk media news trade Web site. RCI's also holds other various Internet properties along with publishing, music and art divisions.

  


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