Out and proud Wired 96.5 DJ Casey Reed announced via Twitter yesterday that she will be leaving her job as Midday host after nine years.
Just a little announcement: After 9 years with Wired, Mornings (formerly) and Middays, I've decided not to renew... http://t.co/2jmRN1544O
— Casey Reed (@Casey965) March 25, 2014
After the news broke we caught up with Reed — a Philly native, Temple grad and outspoken activist for LGBT rights — to find out where she's going from here.
G Philly: How does it feel to be leaving Wired?
Casey Reed: I feel really good about it. After nine years, I can't wait for a wicked long vacation.
GP: How did you know it was time to go?
CR: I hit a glass ceiling at Wired, and that's not good for me — especially when I know I have more to do. I have a few things in the works that I'm really excited about. I just heard back about a few wonderful TV oppurtunities.
GP: How have you grown in the past decade working for Wired?
CR: I've grown personally and professionally in the past decade in that I know how to handle the politics. Radio's not just an on-air gig. It's a labyrnith of business decisions, and experience is what allows you to handle that and better position yourself.
GP: You've always been such a proponent of LGBT rights on the air. Have anything you'd like to say to your listeners?
CR: My fans are incredible, especially the LGBT community. I'm so honored to represent them and I hope to do much more of that in the near future.