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March 06, 2015 9:02 PM ET

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Company Overview of Radio Disney, Inc.

Company Overview

Radio Disney, Inc., a radio network, provides radio broadcasting services. The company offers music, movies, games, live events, and characters and stars for kids, teens, and families in the United States. Its programs are heard in Japan, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Burbank, California. Radio Disney, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

500 South Buena Vista Street

Suite 2100

Burbank, CA 91521-6078

United States

Founded in 1996

Phone:

206-664-4000

Fax:

206-664-4009

Key Executives for Radio Disney, Inc.

President and General Manager
Vice President of Marketing and General Manager
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Senior Vice President of Business Operations and General Manager of Disney Channels Worldwide
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Radio Disney, Inc. Key Developments

Ford Motor Company to Integrate Radio Disney Smartphone App with Available Ford SYNC AppLink

Ford Motor Company has announced that it will integrate Radio Disney app for iOS and Android platforms with available Ford SYNC AppLink. Radio Disney smartphone app will soon be available to Ford SYNC AppLink users. Drivers will be able to stream music devoted to kids, tweens and families 24 hours a day inside a Ford vehicle at the touch of a button. While there are many music-streaming apps currently compatible with AppLink, Radio Disney is the first family-oriented music app. Drivers will be able to keep the entire family entertained while keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the steering wheel." The Radio Disney app goes to work when the driver connects his or her smartphone to available Ford SYNC via Bluetooth. A static image of an artist's CD cover will display on the screen along with play and pause buttons, allowing the driver to make music elections. With added integration of Ford SYNC AppLink technology in the Radio Disney app, kids can share their favorite music and programming in-car for a safe and interactive entertainment experience." Ford set the benchmark for in-car connectivity with SYNC. Through a paired mobile phone, Ford SYNC allows drivers to make and receive calls, as well as operate other features hands-free using voice controls. With Ford SYNC AppLink, customers can control their compatible apps using voice commands or buttons on the vehicle display. With the launch of available SYNC 3, Ford's next-generation communications and entertainment system, AppLink will automatically discover and load the Radio Disney app onto the in-vehicle screen.

Radio Disney Reportedly Close To Selling WGFY-AM

Radio Disney, Inc. is close to finalizing a sales agreement for its Charlotte station WGFY-AM with a local broadcaster for about $0.6 million to $0.7million, according to a source close to the matter. Meanwhile, an "experienced" ethnic broadcaster recently increased its offer for San Francisco station KMKY, the source added. The person stated: "The San Francisco scenario is a very challenging one for broadcasters. It takes an entrepreneur willing to say, 'Let's go ahead and do it.'"

Aha Radio Integrates Radio Disney for Best Near and Far Road Trips Yet

HARMAN announced that its Aha Radio service has integrated Radio Disney, the #1 radio network for kids, tweens and families, into today's two million Aha-enabled vehicles. This alliance represents the continuing effort of Aha by Harman to further expand its content offerings and specifically, provide an enjoyable experience for all users, regardless of age or taste in music. The Aha Radio mobile app is integrated into more than 50 car models of 14 leading automakers including Acura, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Porsche, Scion, Subaru and Toyota.

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Date
Target
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November 21, 2014
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November 18, 2014
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