After 24 years on the air, Radio Disney shall be shut down in early 2021. The information comes as an unbelievable profit to uhh… [checks notes] music.
Radio Disney formally launched in November 1996 in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Salt Lake Metropolis and Birmingham, Ala. earlier than going nationwide in 1998. The station turned extremely fashionable with younger kids (however actually, dad and mom of younger kids) for its closely edited variations of Prime 40 hits, eradicating profane language and suggestive content material from its authentic minimize.
“Radio Disney and Radio Disney Nation will stop operations within the first quarter of 2021,” Gary Marsh, president and chief inventive officer of Disney Branded Tv lately introduced. “Radio Disney in Latin America is a separate operation and isn’t impacted by the announcement at this time.”
“The troublesome resolution to shut these two radio networks coincided with Disney’s lately introduced structural adjustments that decision for Disney Branded Tv to sharpen its concentrate on rising manufacturing of youngsters’ and household content material for Disney+ and Disney Channels. Division leaders additionally took into consideration the quick evolving media atmosphere that gives extra personalised music selections than ever to a technology of younger shoppers, and the continued public well being disaster that continues to have an effect on in-person music occasions.” [via Variety]
RIP Radio Disney and plenty of thanks for bringing a merciful begin to 2021. Your sacrifice won’t be forgotten.
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