RADIO DISNEY will launch RADIO DISNEY COUNTRY this NOVEMBER to coincide with the 2015 “CMA AWARDS.” The announcement was made TODAY (6/12) at CMA FEST by RADIO DISNEY VP/Programming and GM PHIL GUERINI, who was accompanied by HUNTER HAYES, MADDIE & TAE, and KELSEA BALLERINI. The 24/7 network will feature chart-bound young artists and today’s biggest Country hits including HAYES, BALLERINI, MADDIE & TAE, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, THE BAND PERRY, THOMAS RHETT and RAELYNN. Multi-platform offerings will include music videos, in-studio interviews and performances.
“Country music continues to grow in popularity among tweens and teens,” said GUERINI. “As a trusted name in family entertainment, RADIO DISNEY is delighted to introduce a new music outlet dedicated to Country music and expand upon the engaging content we successfully deliver through RADIO DISNEY’s multi-platform network.”
Perhaps, Disney will have to settle for an insanely low sales price on KDZR, much like the religious station in Seattle that is selling for $3,000. In both cases, the sale is for the license only. With the Seattle station, there is not even any intellectual property included in the sale; the buyer must agree to change the station call letters after purchase.
I thought Disney was adding the network as opposed to changing format on the existing one. The station that sold for $3,ooo lost its lease. I don’t believe that to be the case here. I expect the new owner(assuming there is one)to continue operating from the Mt. Scott site.