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Radio / Radio Disney

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Radio Disney, We're All Ears!
Radio Disney is a kids radio network owned by The Walt Disney Company. Their headquarters are based in Burbank, California. The radio broadcasts music (usually emphasising current Teen Idols such as the stars from Disney Channel shows) and other content which is targeted towards children and young teenagers. The network launched in 1996, And their stations were usually on AM Radio. As of December 2015, all of the other Radio Disney stations besides Burbank, California were sold since they are now focusing on the digital distribution.

The station used to air a number of blocks hosted by live djs. As of 2019 though, live hosting and scheduled programming has mostly been dropped. It is now more like an automatic station with a few segments being repeated daily.

In addition to the United States, there are Radio Disney stations in Australia, Chile, Japan, Poland, Argentina, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.

In 2015, they launched a sister internet radio station called Radio Disney Country. As the title suggests, it focuses on Country Music, particularly current country pop hits.


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  • Award Show: The network has hosted an annual music award show called the Radio Disney Music Awards. The show tends to have an emphasis on Teen Pop acts and winners are awarded a "Golden Mickey" trophy. It originally ran from 2001 to 2007 but was revived in 2013. It has been televised on Disney Channel since 2014.
  • Bowdlerise: The station edits many of the songs they play. Some of the edits are rewrites, and others have lines completely removed. Even artist names can be changed (The Chainsmokers becomes "TCS").
    • Mocked by The Simpsons in the episode "Large Marge", which as the announcer unashamedly announce all of their songs were rewritten for infants, and then plays a very mangled version of "Who Let The Dogs Out". We cut to one-year-old Maggie covering her ears because she hates it, unlike Marge, who calls it a "harmless satire".
  • Catchphrase: Current is Your Music, Your Way but used to be Radio Disney, We're All Ears!
  • Radio Drama: In 2010, Radio Disney released a radio serial called My Dream which is about a teen girl trying to become successful in the music industry while dealing with the struggles that come with being a teen. Unlike serials of the past which had 15 to 30 minute episodes, episodes of this show lasted only about 90 seconds.

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