Radio Disney treats its listeners to an exclusive acoustic performance by multi-talented recording artist and actress Demi Lovato on FRIDAY, APRIL 24 (5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT).
Lovato performs from Radio Disney’s state of the art network studio, the setting for performances by some of the hottest recording artists on the Radio Disney play list, and is interviewed by Radio Disney’s “Ernie D” about her upcoming 43-city headlining concert tour, her hit Disney Channel series “Sonny With a Chance” and her upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Princess Protection Program.” Exclusive photos, video and audio will be available at RadioDisney.com.
Backed by the strength of the unrivaled Disney brand, Radio Disney is a 24-hour contemporary hits radio network and the only broadcast radio destination that serves both a kid and family audience. After 12 years in Dallas, Texas, Radio Disney relocated to a newly designed network studio in Burbank, California. Now Radio Disney’s home base is surrounded by the entertainment industry and accessible to recording artists and celebrities who are the top of kids and families’ favorite music list and the centerpiece of Radio Disney’s programming.
Billboard magazine (September 22, 2008) cited Radio Disney at #18 among the Top 100 best ways to get music noticed. Among the artists who’ve performed in the Radio Disney studios in the past three months are Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, David Archuleta, Jesse McCartney, Mitchel Musso and The Fray.
Ernest “Ernie D” Martinez is Radio Disney’s Creative Director and lead on-air personality. He has an appreciation and extensive knowledge of the music and entertainment that’s relevant to kids, tweens and families. On-air, he hosts exclusive interviews including “Take Overs” and “Planet Premiere,” the world premiere broadcasts of the most anticipated music among Radio Disney listeners.
In 2008 a burgeoning Radio Disney averaged its highest daytime ratings in three years among its core demographic of Kids 6-11. It also posted a 10 percent ratings gain from 2007. On a weekly basis, Radio Disney’s programming day delivers 31 million listeners age 6+, 9.2 million Kids 6-14 and approximately 6.5 million Kids 6-11. In addition, Radio Disney also delivers 4.8 million Women 18+ (with Kids 6-11) and 6.1 million Women 18+ (with Kids 2-11).
Demi Lovato’s first album, “Don’t Forget,” was released in September 2008 on Hollywood Records. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, selling over 89,000 copies in the first week. A deluxe edition including two new bonus songs and a DVD of music videos, live footage and exclusive behind the scenes footage is in stores now.
“Sonny With a Chance” airs Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel. “Princess Protection Program” premieres in June on Disney Channel.