From now through January 12 at 12 PM ET, children aged 16 and under can enter to win a 4 day/3 night Walt Disney World vacation for four to attend the special ‘Celebration of Volunteerism’ event to be held at Epcot on February 11 and includes performances by Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato.
Entrants may enter the contest by either: entering the Radio Disney code word of the day at http://radio.disney.go.com/win/listen_to_win.html, texting the code word of the day to 347639 (DISNEY – standard messaging rates may apply), or winning a contest on air. You may only enter once per day using any of the methods and each method is limited to 13 entries per person.
In addition to attending the special event, the vacation package includes one standard room at a Disney resort, 4 four day Magic Your Way theme park tickets with park hopping, airfare and transportation to/from the resort from the airport.
For full details and rules, visit the Radio Disney Celebrate the Spirit of Volunteering page.
Radio Disney will give kids the chance to win a family vacation in Hollywood, through local station events beginning SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 through the February 14 premiere of “StarStruck,“ a Disney Channel Original Movie set in Hollywood.
Events and premiere parties in nearly 40 local markets give kids the chance to enter to win a trip to Hollywood, California, to have lunch with the star of the movie, Sterling Knight (also of Disney Channel’s “Sonny With A Chance”), at a Hollywood hotspot. The winner and his/her guests will also receive a private tour of some of the most famous places in Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood. Radio Disney on-air personality Ernie D will announce the winner Friday, February 12.
The local family-friendly events will also give kids, tweens and families the chance to be a “star,” including photo shoots on red carpets, singing contests on stage, look-alike contests and the chance to win an autograph picture of Sterling Knight.
Knight will also join Ernie D in studio for a Take Over on Friday, January 15 (6:00 p.m., ET/3:00 p.m., PT) leading into the Planet Premiere (7:00 p.m., ET/ 4:00 p.m., PT) of his single, “StarStruck,” from the movie’s soundtrack on Walt Disney Records. The music video makes its world premiere on January 15 on Disney Channel, DisneyChannel.com, RadioDisney.com, Disney.com/StarStruckMusic, Disney.com mobile web and Disney App. Additionally, Knight will co-host the Top 30 Countdown with Jake on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17.
Sterling Knight (of Disney Channel’s hit series “Sonny With A Chance”) and Danielle Campbell (“Prison Break”) star in “StarStruck,” a music and adventure-filled Disney Channel Original Movie about Hollywood pop star Christopher Wilde who, after unexpectedly meeting Jessica Olson, a down-to-earth girl visiting from the Midwest, is faced with either following his heart or doing what’s best for his glitzy career. The movie also stars Brandon Mychal Smith (“Sonny With A Chance”) and Chelsea Staub (of Disney Channel’s “JONAS”). Filmed in Los Angeles at landmark locations including Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood Sign and Grauman’s Chinese Theater, “StarStruck” premieres SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
The story follows Jessica and her family as they visit her grandmother in Los Angeles, and she winds up by chance meeting Hollywood pop star Christopher Wilde. It seems that Christopher has it all – fame, fortune and a big-budget Hollywood movie awaiting him – but after spending time with Jessica, he realizes he’s been missing out on something very important – being himself. As he shows her the city sites, the pair develop a friendship, but their bond is tested when Christopher publicly denies knowing her. Now Christopher must decide what is more important– being true to himself or becoming a movie star.
Radio Disney to Premiere Tiffany Thornton and Kermit the Frog Christmas Duet Nov 27; Video Debuts Dec 4
Disney Channel will premiere the music video for Tiffany Thornton (“Sonny With A Chance”) and world renowned star Kermit the Frog’s Christmas duet, “I Believe,” on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4. Prior to the premiere on Disney Channel, Radio Disney will debut the song on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27. Thornton and Kermit the Frog will perform the song during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday, November 26.
The music video for the yuletide ballad was produced by The Muppets Studio, with music written by Wesley Whatley, with lyrics by William Schermerhorn. It follows Kermit the Frog and Tiffany Thornton in the studio as they record their new Christmas song. During the recording process, Tiffany and Kermit add a few festive touches to the studio to get into the holiday spirit. The single from Walt Disney Records will be available digitally at various online retailers on Tuesday, December 8.
Disney Channel invites viewers to create their own New Year’s Eve programming event by voting for their favorite episodes, moments, music videos and more in online polls at DisneyChannel.com. Beginning FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, three new polls will roll out each Friday inviting viewers to vote in a total of 18 categories, including Favorite Episodes and Favorite Guest Star. Fans can also vote for their Top 10 favorite music videos of 2009, and the songs will air on Radio Disney. Voting will determine the New Year’s Eve programming lineup, entitled “New Year’s Star Showdown,” airing THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 (6:00 p.m.–12:30 a.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Throughout the night, Disney Channel will air sneak peeks of upcoming Disney Channel and Disney XD series and original movies including the much-anticipated “Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam.”
Last year nearly 33.7 million online votes were cast during the “Totally New Year” programming event. This year, every time one of the online polls is completed, users will unlock that week’s digital prize and reveal a piece of the mystery puzzle. Prizes include a 2010 printable calendar, New Year’s Eve party decorations and games. Fans can also test their Disney Channel knowledge in new online trivia games every week.
During the “New Year’s Eve Star Showdown” programming lineup, favorite Disney Channel stars will compete in five Game Show challenges: “So Random,” “Last Star Standing,” “Sound Off,” “Quick Draw” and the “New Years Eve Countdown Game.”
Disney XD and Radio Disney will premiere “Low Day,” the first music video from the original movie “Skyrunners,” on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (7:28 p.m., ET/PT). The video offers sneak peeks from the science fiction adventure movie and is set against a backdrop that matches the dynamic action sequences of the movie. “Low Day” is performed by the pop alternative rock band Capra, which is fronted by the movie’s star, Kelly Blatz.
The song will Planet Premiere on Radio Disney at 3:00 p.m., ET/PT. The band will also make an exclusive appearance at Radio Disney joining on-air personality Ernie D in studio for a Take Over to talk about their new song and the upcoming movie.
“Low Day” was written by Hollywood Records artist Capra and the video was directed by Declan Whitebloom (Jonas Brothers’ “S.O.S.,” Mitchel Musso’s “The In Crowd”). In addition to Blatz, Capra is Paul Laliberte (bass), Shelby Archer (guitar), Michael Johnson (drums) and Jeff Laliberte (guitar).
“Skyrunners,” a sci-fi adventure that features alien creatures designed by the Academy Award-winning Weta Workshop (“The Lord of the Rings,” “The Chronicles of Narnia”) will be presented on Disney XD, Friday, November 27 (5:00 p.m., ET/PT). The story follows teenage brothers Tyler (Joey Pollari) and Nick Burns (Kelly Blatz) who commandeer a small UFO that crashes near their town. They soon learn the spacecraft is “alive” and there’s an ominous alien plot to take over Earth.
Radio Disney marks the highly anticipated Hollywood Records release of “Kiss and Tell,” the debut album from Selena Gomez & the Scene, with three weeks of special programming and promotions designed to connect listeners directly to one of their favorite artists. On the album release date, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, Radio Disney will announce the name of one lucky listener who will win the “Ultimate Rock Star Flyaway” sweepstakes prize — a chance to travel via private jet to Los Angeles where the winner and seven guests will go via limousine to an exclusive concert by Selena Gomez & the Scene.
Beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, Radio Disney, the authority on the music kids love and parents trust, will play one song from “Kiss & Tell” per day, leading up to the entire album’s Planet Premiere on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT). The album will be replayed on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT) and can be streamed and listened to online at RadioDisney.com from SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (following the on-air broadcast) through SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3. The week kicks off with the title track “Kiss and Tell,” followed by “Naturally,” “Crush,” “I Promise You,” and “More.” The album’s first single, “Falling Down,” premiered in August and has been in the top five most requested songs since its Radio Disney Planet Premiere.
The week of September 28, Radio Disney listeners can call in for a chance to win autographed CD’s of “Kiss and Tell,” and one of five iPod Touches autographed by Selena Gomez & the Scene. Finally, on Friday, October 2 (6:00 p.m., ET/3:00 p.m., PT), Selena Gomez & the Scene sit down with Ernie D for a Radio Disney Take Over, where they talk about the new album and take calls from fans. The Hollywood Records artist and her band also co-host the Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown with Jake on Sat., Oct. 3 & Sun., Oct. 4.
Burbank, September 11, 2009 – Radio Disney, which Billboard magazine ranked among the Top 20 on its Maximum Exposure list of ways to get music noticed, will launch an all-new edition of its “Next Big Thing” (N.B.T.), a daily multi-platform programming feature that puts the spotlight on young recording artists and provides them with national broadcast and online exposure. Over the course of 10 weeks, beginning WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, Radio Disney listeners will be introduced to five unsigned N.B.T. artists, age 12-17, and invited to look, listen and vote for their favorite at RadioDisney.com or by texting “NBT” to DISNEY (347639) (Msg. & data rates may apply. If you’re under 18, get your parent’s permission first.) . The highest ranked N.B.T. artist will have the opportunity to have their single featured on the upcoming Walt Disney Records’ Radio Disney Jams 12 CD. Simultaneously, Disney Channel will present a preview of each artist and a sampling of their musical talent in interstitials hosted by Tiffany Thornton (“Sonny With a Chance”).
Michael Riley, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Radio Disney, said: “We’re creating a fully encompassing environment to showcase great new artists on Radio Disney with further exposure on Disney Channel, Disney.com and our N.B.T. mobile website; providing a truly immersive multi-platform experience for kids and families.”
Title: Radio Disney (link)
Publisher: Walt Disney
Released: August 28, 2009
iTouch?: Yes (WiFi)
Pros: It’s free, makes Radio Disney portable
Cons: Additional features on RD website with clunky interface
Review: There’s not an awful lot to this app, with one click on the iPhone/iPod Touch, it launches and connects to the Radio Disney website where it begins streaming, providing you with song/artist information along with an artist photo (when available). Another screen allows you to view the last 10 songs played on Radio Disney without disrupting song play. Additional features (such as making a song request, sending a shoutout, answering a poll, etc) require using the device’s Safari app to reach the Radio Disney website which exits the application and shuts off the music. The website itself has a really nice opening screen but quickly becomes difficult to navigate and to discern where the links to continue are and — to be blunt — these additional functions are so simple, they could easily be integrated directly into the app.
The website also has small banner ads which is fine considering they are Disney oriented and the app itself is free, but it would seem to me it would be much wiser to just integrate support directly into the app to be able to click on any song and immediately be taken to the iTunes store for purchase, at least for Disney music.
I did initially have some problems getting the app to launch and work properly, but after the third attempt, it worked flawlessly and I’ve been in and out of it without a problem since. I’ve even successfully streamed Radio Disney using only EDGE service so the app should work handily anywhere there’s some level of service.
Disney Channel will present the world premiere of Selena Gomez and The Scene’s first music video, “Falling Down,” from their upcoming debut album, “Kiss & Tell,” FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 following the premiere of “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie.” “Falling Down,” the band’s first single, will debut as a Radio Disney Planet Premiere FRIDAY, AUGUST 21.
The music video for the energetic pop-rock song was directed by Chris Dooley (Jewel “Stand,” The Scissor Sisters “Land of a Thousand Words”) and features Gomez and her four member all-guy band on a black circular stage rocking out in front of a large projection of patterned animated images towering in the background. “Falling Down” was written by Ted Bruner, Trey Vittetoe and Gina Shock.
Gomez’s freshman album “Kiss & Tell” releases worldwide Tuesday, September 29 on Hollywood Records. “Falling Down” will be available as a digital single on iTunes August 25.