Radio Disney Is Going Off The Air After 25 Years!

Radio Disney Is Going Off The Air After 25 Years!

It’s the end of an era…

Radio Disney is coming to a close after 25 years on the air, Deadline reveals.

The Disney radio station began in 1996 and will go off the air in early 2021, amid a lot of restructuring changes within the Walt Disney Company.

Radio Disney has been home to the ARDYS and Next Big Thing, which featured up and coming artists throughout the years, including Meg Donnelly, Chloe x Halle, Camila Cabello, R5, Bea Miller, Jordan Fisher, Sofia Carson and many more.

“Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country will cease operations in the first quarter of 2021. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Branded Television, who today addressed the 36 full- and part-time employees who will be impacted by the closure early next year,” Disney said in an official statement. “Radio Disney in Latin America is a separate operation and is not impacted by the announcement today.”

“The difficult decision to close these two radio networks coincided with Disney’s recently announced structural changes that call for Disney Branded Television to sharpen its focus on increasing production of kids’ and family content for Disney+ and Disney Channels. Division leaders also took into account the fast evolving media environment that provides more personalized music choices than ever to a generation of young consumers, and the ongoing public health crisis that continues to affect in-person music events.”

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