Radio Disney announced Wednesday that it will put 23 of its 24 stations up for sale Sept. 26. Included in the group is Pittsburgh’s WDDZ, 1250-AM, trade publication Radio Ink reports.
Company general manager Phil Guerini sent a statement to stations indicating Radio Disney plans to embrace alternate content platforms. It will retain KDIS-AM in Los Angeles to originate national network programming.
“These changes will result in the elimination of some positions, adjustments to other roles and the addition of some new positions. Today and tomorrow, we will be talking individually to those directly affected,” Mr. Guerini said in the statement.
According to industry trade Broadcasting & Cable, a Radio Disney source said a recent report indicated only 18 percent of listeners age 6 and up heard its content via AM and FM radio. Internet, mobile apps and satellite radio were bigger platforms.
All but one of the stations marked for sale are AM. Wilkinsburg-based WDDZ is the former WEAE and WTAE. The station did not respond to a request for comment.
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Tiger and Rory
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will appear together on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday in New York City.
McIlroy, who is coming off three consecutive victories, including his fourth major title at the PGA Championship Sunday, will play in the Barclays Tournament next week at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. It is the first of four FedEx Cup playoff events on the PGA Tour.
Woods, who missed the cut at the PGA after experiencing back issues and played in just eight tournaments worldwide this year, did not qualify for the playoffs.