The Mouse is in the House

(Actually, he’s in the car.)

Recently, I discovered Radio Disney.

Before you judge, understand something: I don’t enjoy Radio Disney. I stumbled across it on the AM radio dial during a pledge drive on my usual station of choice (WDUQ, of which I am a supporter. At the lowest level possible, but still).

The CD player in my car is trashed. We don’t (yet) own an iPod. The portable CD player we used on our Cape Cod trip has bitten the dust.

I’m out of options.

I have two daughters who love music. When I pick them up from daycare, they clamor from the back seat: “Song! Song!” They even request certain songs: “Kids song, Mommy.” “Do you have the Broken Song in this car?” (Me: “No.”)

Switching between radio stations in Pittsburgh is untenable. Slow songs are unacceptable to my girls; I can’t handle classic rock or Mark Madden. Bob FM sometimes gets our votes.

Radio Disney is the default.

Now, I also want you to know this: I assume that all female artists on Radio Disney are Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana and that all male artists are The Jonas Brothers.

And if that’s wrong, I don’t want to be right.

The clear advantage of Radio Disney is that I don’t have to edit for content. Yes, “Party in the USA” may be stuck in my head (at least until the Imagination Movers theme song is), but I’m not going to have to explain what a disco stick is.

Get me?

6 thoughts on “The Mouse is in the House

  1. I discovered Radio Disney during our East Coast Odyssey. The music made the girls stop fighting. Swear.To.God. They didn’t fight over watching movies for 10 DAYS because of Radio Disney. While I feel as if I am throwing up in my mouth a little when I hear most of the songs, I now adore Taylor Swift. Damn kids.

    • Glad that I am not alone in the Radio Disney discovery. Fortunately, I wouldn’t know a Taylor Swift song if it hit me in the head. I tune out the DJs. I have a hard enough time keeping up with the music I like; I’m not going to keep up with kids’ music, too.



  2. I’ve discovered the kid’s station on Slacker…we can’t listen to it in the car, but still, it’s SO NICE not having to change the station quickly.

    I’ll have to find Radio Disney. Maybe it’ll keep all of my kids happy.

    • Oh, what’s Slacker?

      At home, I often have one of the digital music cable stations on. I don’t want to put the “kids'” station on, because there’s only so much I can take. Children’s television is bad enough. I had to draw the line somewhere.


  3. That is precisely why I’ve caved to the Miley and Jonas madness. At least I don’t have to worry about a cuss dropping when I don’t expect it. I’m talking to you, Black-Eyed Peas.

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