The Radio Disney Network will become part of the Disney-ABC Television Group and will be managed by Rich Ross, president, Disney Channel Worldwide. In addition, Jill Casagrande has been named senior VP and GM of the Radio Disney Network.
Ross will spearhead Radio Disney's overarching strategic direction and Casagrande, who transitions from senior VP of programming strategy of Disney Channel Worldwide, will manage day-to-day operations of the network.
Jean-Paul Colaco, who has been with Radio Disney since 1998, will transition to senior VP of business development.
Commenting on the addition of Radio Disney to the Disney-ABC Television Group Kids’ Business, Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney-ABC Television Group, said: “Radio Disney stands to benefit enormously from its integration into our portfolio of global kids’ business. I know Rich and the entire team will create one cohesive vision to provide Disney-quality entertainment to kids and families wherever they are and whenever they want it.”