Radio Disney

2015 Radio Disney Music Awards coming this week

Even though Radio Disney has shifted from hosting local stations to one centralized station heard nationwide, it continues to be a great place for young artists to be heard by America’s most influential fans, the youth. The Radio Disney Music Awards is a yearly chance… Read More »2015 Radio Disney Music Awards coming this week

Radio Disney’s Family VIP Birthday Special airing on the Disney Channel

Radio Disney’s Family VIP Birthday, a special acoustic concert featuring performances and appearances by some of today’s most popular young recording artists and personalities, took place on Saturday, November 22 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Highlights from the concert will air as “Disney Channel… Read More »Radio Disney’s Family VIP Birthday Special airing on the Disney Channel

Radio Disney dropping airwaves for digital distribution

When Disney bought ABC/Capital Cities not only did they get ESPN, a bunch of local TV stations, future CEO Bob Iger, but the deal also included a bunch of radio stations. Over time that network morphed into the Radio Disney network. At times Radio Disney… Read More »Radio Disney dropping airwaves for digital distribution

Radio Disney Music Awards to Present 1st Event

With all the recent acquisitions, and the emphasis on ESPN (which drives a lot of profits for Disney), you could forget that the company used to be focused on creating family friendly entertainment across all media. Radio Disney is one of those things that should… Read More »Radio Disney Music Awards to Present 1st Event

D23 Expo Recap: Day 1

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Friday, August 19 was opening day of the D23 Expo (I’m working under the assumption that you are familiar with D23) and it kicked off with a bang. Or a mouse, as the case may be. It always starts with a mouse.

D23 crowdsWhile the expo was open to the general ticket-buying public, it did offer a number of perks specifically to official D23 members, such as discounted passes, special “members only” events and early admission. It pays to belong, people!

Friday’s itinerary started at 9:00 a.m. with two of the aforementioned members only events, namely the Disney Store Opening Ceremony and the Radio Disney Road Crew Dance Party.

Other events that morning included an art contest with Disney.com, vintage footage showcasing the history of the Disneyland Hotel (congrats, DH, on the new ranking!), meet and greets with artists Jim Salvati and Robert Olszewski of the Disney Store and Disney Dream, respectively, and characters from Disney Channel’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Then it was time for the 2011 Disney Legends Ceremony, which was, as you might imagine, magical. However, not everyone was able to attend the ceremony, so they had to settle for other really cool things like The Wonderful Words of Disney… Behind the Page: Kingdom Keepers presentation with Ridley Pearson. I would have loved to have attended this event to discuss some of my issues with the continuity, or lack thereof, within the series, but alas, Mr. Pearson was spared my fanboy criticism, and is probably the better for it.Read More »D23 Expo Recap: Day 1

Radio Disney at 15

Radio Disney is now old enough that the kids who were listening at the beginning now have kids of their own. That’s some great longevity for a network that Disney was once willing to practically give away.

Here’s Selena Gomez wishing Radio Disney a happy 15th.

I remember when they had actual radio Disney DJs inside a booth in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. I thought that was a great partnership (although the location sucked) and wonder why Disney hasn’t done more with Radio Disney at the parks.

To honor it’s 15 years of Radio Disney hits, Walt Disney Records is releasing Radio Disney Jams 15th B-Day Edition, a 15-track collection of pop superstars, featuring Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Jesse McCartney, Willow Smith, Hilary Duff, Allstar Weekend and more. This latest edition of the quadruple-platinum-selling Radio Disney Jams series is now available (iTunes).

From its inception in 1996, kid-driven and mom-approved Radio Disney has not only played hit songs, but also established superstars within the Disney family and beyond. This sensational new collection represents Radio Disney’s past and present, featuring industry legends as well as up-and-coming young artists.

Tracks on Radio Disney Jams 15th B-Day Edition include:

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