SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Slacker Radio is expanding its extensive selection of handcrafted radio stations with Radio Disney, the only 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families, bringing original programming and Radio Disney personalities to kids and their families, anytime, anywhere. Home to hundreds of stations ranging from music and sports to news and comedy, Slacker Radio will provide a new digital broadcasting home for Radio Disney programming with three featured stations: Radio Disney, Radio Disney Junior and Radio Disney's Top 30 Countdown.
“ABC News and ESPN have been a huge part of Slacker Radio for years and now we’re bringing in a whole new part of Disney to add to our service,” said Jack Isquith, SVP Content & Programming, Slacker Radio. “With Radio Disney’s programming and personalities, we’re expanding Slacker Radio’s content to reach all members of the family. Radio Disney’s Top 30 countdown joins our lineup of hosted weekly offerings, including the Slacker Top 40 and Slacker Country Countdown that guide listeners through the hottest songs every week.”
The three new stations will include Radio Disney, Radio Disney Junior and Radio Disney's Top 30 Countdown. This new decision comes soon after Radio Disney’s recent announcement that it will be optimizing operations by increasing investment in digital distribution platforms, where its listeners are spending most of their time. Radio Disney and Radio Disney Junior are now available on Slacker Radio, and Radio Disney's Top 30 Countdown begins on Saturday, November 15.
“Radio Disney wants to be everywhere our listeners are, and that’s increasingly on digital services like Slacker Radio,” said Phil Guerini, Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Radio Disney. “Teaming up with Slacker was a natural move, and will allow our audience to access their favorite Radio Disney music and programming in a whole new interactive, customizable and easily accessible way.”
Radio Disney stations featured on Slacker Radio include:
- Radio Disney - Radio Disney is the only 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families on a 24-hour basis and is widely recognized as the first platform for many of today's most popular young artists. Its Top 40 playlist is driven by listener requests and represents major label recording artists.
- Radio Disney Junior - Radio Disney Junior features "Magical World of Disney Junior" with music from popular Disney and Pixar movies; "Pirates & Princesses" themed songs; and "Get Up and Move," dedicated to health and wellness.
- Radio Disney's Top 30 Countdown – Radio Disney's Ernie D hosts a weekly "Top 30" countdown show featuring the hottest songs and interviews with kids and families' favorite artists and celebrities.
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