10 candles for Radio Disney
Full Story: 10 candles for Radio DisneyThe network celebrates its anniversary with a pop blowout for the 10- year-old set. Jesse McCartney is the hit of the evening.
By Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
The guest of honor at Saturday's birthday bash in Anaheim had about as much fun as any 10-year-old could expect, but during the grand-scale party you had to wonder what the kid's parents were thinking. Or if they were even in the house.
The candles, the music and the revelry at the Arrowhead Pond were all about Radio Disney, commemorating its 10th year with a youth-pop blowout topped by Jesse McCartney and including brief sets from such Disney franchise favorites as the Cheetah Girls, Aly & AJ, Bowling for Soup, Everlife and "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus.
Each delivered 15 or 20 minutes' worth of hits — songs that have been hammered home through every strata of Disney media — to the overwhelmingly female audience that nearly packed the Pond.