Since our inception in 2011, we have always had the goal of showcasing the best unheard musical talent on the indie scene. On August 20th of 2011, inDspotlight Radio premiered as a weekly radio program, within a year it grew to National syndication. So with that, inDspotlight Productions was born. Our broadcast channel, inDtv | inDspotlight Television®, expanded our indie scene coverage, with original programming, red carpets, concerts, award shows, indie filmmakers and more. We continued the independent minded thinking into the world of sports, with our show SportSpeak giving fans a chance to truly get into the conversation and speak on their favorite hometown teams.
In October 2014, inDspotlight Radio evolved from a weekly radio program to its own station on the Mixlr platform as well as international syndication on indie radio stations such as KGUP Emerge Radio, RadioBuzzD, World Wide Indie Radio and Lucky Star Radio. This new beginning begat a rebranding for us, as we expanded our focus and goal to the production company "Bringing you what's TRULY NEW in Indie Entertainment".
August 2018, inDtv | inDspotlight Television® was official made a broadcast streaming/television channel on Universe Network. Showcasing the world of indie entertainment on Ch 140 available via Roku, App Store or Google Play.
In 2023, the evolution of inDspotlight Productions continues with the launch of the NEW inDtv | inDspotlight Television® channel on Roku®. With this new venture, inDtv® is able to operate as a standalone channel, with the flexibility to provide more content and feature more budding entertainers and entrepreneurs you may not have been able to discover on your own.
We focus putting an indie spotlight on the world of independent entertainment, from music to film to web series, live concerts, original programming and more it's "ALL inD™, ALL the TIME on inDtv | inDspotlight Television®"
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Host | Producer | Dir of Programming
Only son and first born of 3 children to Dr. Gibril (PhD) & Kadi Cole, H.R. along with his two younger sisters, are first generation US born kids to their grade school sweetheart parents from Sierra Leone, West Africa.
His love of music stems from home, as his father, who was a DJ in his youth, would use the weekends to play records dating back as far as the 1960s. This exposure to what is now referred to as "Old School" hits, spans a variety of genres: from both African/Island Reggae, to Classic Motown (R&B), to Generational Pop, to Classic Rock and everything in between. This melting pot of genres is what makes H.R.'s taste in music an eclectic one, which is why the music inDspotlight™ features artists in Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz & Spoken Word.
H.R. Cole's dream is to ideally to be a Game Show Host. He states, "growing up, during sick days and school break, I would watch game shows from 9am to around 3pm." Having been on 5 game shows, calling himself the "perennial runner-up", he would like to realize a childhood dream and be on the other side of the mic. "What other job can you have fun with a stranger, playing games and possibly change their life for the better? I guess you can say I'm a game show geek."
H.R. Cole is now living the dream as since 2011 his hosting journey has led him to all facets of production both with opportunity of growth both in front of an behind the camera. He currently resides as Host/Executive Producer of the indie entertainment news magazine show entitled inD Films Monthly™ (filmed on location from the TCL Chinese Theatre) currently streaming on his company's inDtv | inDspotlight Television® channel on Universe Network TV | Ch 140 (Roku, App Store, Google Play &Apple TV). He is the official media host for the HollyShorts Film Festival. He was the Official Host of the Artists in Music Awards (Season 4) after 2 years working as the official Red Carpet and After Party Host, former Host of the Welcome2Music TV channel on YouTube as well as the 2013 #BurnItDown, We Care Potpourri Night Fashion Show/Charity & CPC Concert 4 A Cause Events.
H.R. has established inDspotlight Productions LLC in 2011 named after his award-winning radio series, putting all of his programming under one umbrella, in the hopes of bringing some great programming from independent artists of all genres in media. As his company's flagship series inD Films Monthly™ grows, the return of the inDspotlight Countdown™ w/ H.R. Cole now as an indie music video series, and being slated to produce a few independent online series, H.R. is doing more than he ever expected. And this is only the beginning... now he's ready to Welcome HIS...FIRST...CONTESTANT!!! GAME ON!
Carmen Rocio Carrera
Director | Editor | Dir of Marketing
Carmen started her creative journey as an intern for inDspotlight Productions in 2016. Her hunger for creative expression has opened doors she never even dreamed of. Carmen has had the pleasure of working on many projects, including working as a Production Assistant on Los Angeles City Council Housing Project promotional campaign, independent films, and HollyShorts by her association with inDtv®. Her desire to always learn more and develop her creative eye, allowed Carmen to work her way up to Director of inD Films Monthly, and is currently working as Director/Co-Producer of inDtv's New weekly Top 10 music video show, The inDspotlight Countdown.
She has also made it a point to help curate the presence of inDspotlight™ across social media. Her diligent research and ideas for making inDtv® the destination for independent entertainment and production, is one of a number of reasons why Carmen has taken the role of Director of Marketing on top of her production duties.
Gilmara "Geo" Washington (or as all of her friends know her as the infamous “Geo”) was born in the small town of Lakewood, NJ not long after her parents migrated to the U.S from Panama. Geo grew up in various towns of Ocean County, NJ ultimately graduating from Lakewood, High School. Geo then moved to Ewing, NJ where she attended and graduated from The College of NJ with a B.A. degree in Communication and Television Production. After interning and working on a few talk shows in New York City for several months out of college she decided she wanted to travel the world and became an international flight attendant for a major airline where she is still currently employed today.
Working behind the scenes in the world of entertainment had always been a life long dream for Geo so after flying the friendly skies for several years she decided to return back to her passion. She produced and hosted a documentary for a non-profit organization called Vital Seeds while traveling to Ethiopia on a volunteering assignment. She also enrolled herself in a Digital Video certification program at NYU in New York City where she created the idea for a travel segment called “Geo Reveals.” Although the segment was originally intended for an airline series, Geo has since then, decided to turn it into a web series, which is currently in development.
Geo moved to Los Angeles a little over three years ago after she decided she wanted to pursue a career in TV Hosting. She is on the move continuing to pursue her passions currently a co-host on inD Films Monthly and more to come.
Photographer | Photojournalist
Hera has been part of the inDspotlight Productions family since its infancy. Having worked as both an in-house photographer for us under her HERA 808 PHOTOGRAPHY banner, Hera has captured much of the early days of inDspotlight since the early radio days in Hollywood. During this time, she spent her time as Haroun-Raschid's original co-host on inDspotlight Radio back in 2011.
Having been born and raised in Hawai'i, her eye for picturesque beauty in landscape and persona shows in her work and her interactions with people she comes across. Hera's skill sets are plentiful, as she has not only demonstrated her personality behind the mic on inDspotlight Radio and behind the lens for her beautiful photography, she is also a talent in front of the camera having acted since the early 2000s.
Hera's work behind the scenes in the industry ranges from commercial work to television to movie production. Not only has she work behind the lens, Hera has been part of numerous production crews garnering respect and admiration from her peers on virtually every set she has worked on.
Host | Producer | KGUP FM Program Director
Mikey established KGUP FM Emerge Radio on April 12, 2012, as an Independent music radio station that showcases and supports local emerging artists. KGUP FM has been playing the very best local artists you should know about. Mikey has made a notable name for himself in the world of indie radio, having given first airplay to some names we now listen to on mainstream radio.
Now playing: Indie Pop, Alternative, Indie, Hip Hop, Adult Contemporary, Singer Songwriter and more!
He created award shows, charity events and worked with inDtv | inDspotlight Television® to produce Emerge Radio's first television show KGUP Presents, which is now in it's 3rd season available on the KGUP FM YouTube channel and via podcast on various podcast networks.
With a degree in Music Studies from Full Sail University, this Proud Member of The National Association of Digital Broadcasters (NAdB) has been a supportive partner of inDspotlight Productions for nearly 10 years.
(photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo Photography)