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Topic: Michael Koster on Radio Disney, That's my son on Radio Disney!< Next Oldest | Next Newest >

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Posted: Dec. 10, 2001 8:13 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

Our son Michael will be the child introducing the Radio Disney circle time story tomorrow (Tuesday, 12/11/2001) as well as reacting to it after the story is over. It airs at midday, so tune in if you can to hear Michael!

I think it starts at noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 9 am Pacific -- but I might be off by an hour either way.

Here's how it happened that Michael got picked. He called Radio Disney today to try and win a sound effects contest they had near the end of B. B. Good's shift. Someone had already won by the time he managed to get through on their phone line, but the call screener asked Michael his name and age, and where he was calling from -- which Michael answered (I popped in on the other extension I was listening in on to add "Louisiana" to the hometown Michael told them, and then was asked nicely by the call screener, "Dad, would you please get off the phone?" :) I actually didn't get off the phone then, but stayed silent while I listened.)

Michael was then told to hang on because B. B. would like to talk to him. When she came on the line she explained that they would tape him for tomorrow's circle time story if he'd like to help her introduce the story. He told her he'd like to, and that's how he got picked!

He also performed an impression of Boo from "Monsters, Inc." for B. B. (saying "Kitty!") but I don't think she was recording at that point. He also told her that he and his daddy would really like to win a trip on the Disney Cruise Line for our whole family. Smart kid! Sadly, B. B. said they weren't giving that prize away right now. ;-)

So, tune in and hear Michael if you can on Radio Disney!
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-Rich & Carol & Michael Koster

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* "To all of you who see us every day, you're OK,
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* "While you're here, you're all the guests of the merry Mouseketeers,
* "We'd like to introduce ourselves to you
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Posted: Dec. 13, 2001 12:30 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

Michael's broadcast on Radio Disney went great! We're very proud of Michael at how well he did. The luck (blessing?) of happening to get through to Radio Disney that afternoon when we've never been able to get through on the phone before, and then having him picked for this honor (after all, only 365 kids a year get picked to do this, so the odds of getting through on the phone and getting picked are very high!), was very much appreciated.

We were also blessed with very good weather for his debut: great radio reception and no thunderstorms in the area (which makes crackles on the AM band). We live 65 miles away from the closest Radio Disney affiliate and so their signal is never strong enough to hear it well inside the house, but it was coming in loud and clear in my car so I parked it in our driveway and used a camcorder to record the car radio while Michael and B.B. Good (the Radio Disney hostess for the Playhouse Disney midday segment) were on the air. Michael was in kindergarten at the time it aired, but he got to hear the tape I made of it when he got home from school that afternoon.

Radio Disney used to simulcast on the internet but stopped this year, as did a lot of other radio stations, because a copyright and compensation issue with the radio commercial artists' union hasn't been resolved yet over retransmission rights of radio broadcasts over the internet. But, if you ever want to see what station near you broadcasts Radio Disney then go to www.radiodisney.com and use their handy city locator for Radio Disney affiliate stations. We've used that locator guide in the past before going on long car trips to see if any Radio Disney station would be within listening range while we were travelling.

I'm trying to take the audio from the tape I made and input it into the computer to create a soundfile which I could put on the Disney Echo so all of our friends can hear Michael on Radio Disney. I'll be sure to spread the word if I'm successful in doing that!

I think it's great that there is a radio station for kids like Radio Disney and that their DJ's do things for the kids like they did for Michael. And though other dayparts of Radio Disney's programming schedule are geared to older kids (although their target audience is under 13), B.B. Good's shift is geared to kids around Michael's age and younger (especially the Playhouse Disney segment which airs from 12 noon to 2 pm Eastern time). So if you'd like to tune in when Radio Disney sounds the cutest and plays the most Disney music (and has no Britney Spears or boy bands!), give it a listen at that time of day. B.B. Good broadcasts from the D-MGM Studios at WDW and the afternoon drive-time DJs broadcast from Disneyland. Both of the shows are viewable by park guests.

Michael was thrilled by this and listening to the tape I've made of it always makes all of us beam with joy!


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