Racqi Road TV is a digital platform created for the elevation, inspiration, and enlightenment of like minded individuals on their spiritual journey. Following the direction of divine guidance, the founder Racquel Shelby created this platform after the timely decision was made to rebrand the established company Rocky Road Productions LLC now known as Racqi Road Productions.
R.R.P. is a Broadcasting & Media Production Company founded by Racquel Shelby in March of 2016. This company was developed to bring dreams, visions, and stories to life through media.
Who is Racquel Shelby?
Racquel Shelby is the founder and owner of Racqi Road Productions a.k.a. Rocky Road Productions, LLC. She is the producer, content creator, and host for RRP Porch Talk Podcast (#RRPPT), which is broken into two casts entitled Love and $uccess and Shade and Shenanigans. Mrs. Shelby is a native of Detroit. At the age of 8, she moved to a suburb right outside of Detroit known as Southfield. This is where she grew up along with her father, mother, and two brothers. Racquel is a wife and mother of three children and two dogs.
Racquel knew she wanted to be either a journalist or an attorney in 6th grade. She began her journey in 2016 by covering stories and giving commentary from her front porch with just her laptop and a Canon camera. That is when she came up with the name Porch Talk of which she would eventually take into the studio. However, she received her start professionally by being a co-host for the #BillyTDetroit radio show.
Billy T Thompson is a legend in Detroit radio. Billy, being generous, kindly offered her a spot on his platform which aired on 1200 WCHB AM radio. Being on his show led to co-hosting on Skeeter Murray’s Real Talk After Dark #RTAD. Racquel has been featured as the face of R&L Printing Company’s commercial and has made a guest appearance on the Dr. Nandi Show, also known as #AskDrNandi.
A Deeper Look Into the Visionary
Growing up, Racquel was required to read 30 minutes a day. She quickly realized that through the mind an individual can travel anywhere just by reading a book. This led to her having a love for reading and writing. Writing became a passion for her that she utilizes as a tool to express deep thought and emotion. It is her understanding that a good piece of writing captures the mind of the reader, challenging their narrative.
In August of 2017, Racquel became known as the pen pal of former Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick. In her attempt to clear his tarnished name, it sparked vicious suspicion of scandal. Her efforts ignited and landed her interviews with Channel 7 WXYZ, the Frank Beckman Show, News Talk 760 WJR, and a feature in the Detroit Free Press.
While helping a family in dire need in a creative way, Racquel received some notoriety Fox 2 News featured “The Hood Wildlife Takeover” story in July of 2019. It was about a family of raccoons who made their home inside the roof of a Detroit resident. Racquel was the content creator, video producer, and editor behind the project, while her friend and partner at the time Mz Fefe DaPlug was the narrator posing as the hood news reporter.
Racquel’s educational background is in Broadcast Media arts and was acquired from Specs Howard, from which she graduated in 2013. She also acquired a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication Public Relations from Rochester College (2015) with honors, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
In March of 2021, the expansion of the brand began. A new show was created entitled ‘Rants & Robes’. April of 2021, Racqi Road Productions a.k.a. Rocky Road Productions added Vitamin D and Sports Talk with Whitney B also. Racquel has no intention of stopping there. Her vision is to build a sky-scraping studio that would employ many minorities… accompanying journalists, creatives, and entertainers giving them the opportunity to make their visions come to life.
November 23, 2021 marks the date Rocky Road Productions changed its name to Racqi Road Productions. Since there is power in words and symbolism, an executive decision was made to change the spelling of the word Rocky. This would energetically change the name and would better reflect the company’s founder, since the company name was created based off of her name.
You can never be good for anyone if you are not walking in your purpose. Without purpose, you are only walking around as an empty shell… holding a soul in limbo full of sorrow. Eventually, the sorrow will become like cancer eroding at everyone around you… only to bring you to your destruction.
I choose life and the best kind of freedom it has to offer… by walking in my purpose. ~Racquel Shelby