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BIRTHDAYS

December 2nd
Amber Montana - The Haunted Hathaways
Britney Spears
Charlie Puth
Nelly Furtado

December 3rd
Andy Grammer
Jake T. Austin

December 6th
Stefanie Scott

December 7th
Aaron Carter
Sara Bareilles

December 8th
Anna Sophia Robb
Ian Somerhalder - The Vampire Diaries
Ingrid Michaelson

December 11th
Hailee Steinfeld
Tiffany Alvord

December 13th
Taylor Swift

December 14th
Joshua Rush
Tori Kelly
Vanessa Hudgens

December 13th
Jake Hardy - Tonight Alive

December 17th
Kiersey Clemons

December 18th
Ashley Benson
Bridgit Mendler
Christina Aguilera
Sia

December 20th
JoJo

December 22nd
G. Hannelius - Dog With A Blog
Jordin Sparks
Meghan Trainor

December 25th
Jess Origliasso - The Veronicas
Lisa Origliasso - The Veronicas

December 26th
Chris Daughtry
Jade Thirlwall - Little Mix

December 27th
Hayley Williams - Paramore

December 28th
Emery Kelly - Forever In Your Mind
Nash Grier

December 29th
Ross Lynch

December 30th
Ellie Goulding

December 29th
Gabby Douglas
Joe McIntyre - New Kids On The Block


Robin Jones shares her thoughts on the MTV VMA’s, Tinashe shines on the red carpet, Watch Tonight Alive’s performance at the Reading Festival, New Face – Madison McWilliams shares new single, Don’t Breathe debuts at #1, Jake Short at NASCAR race, Rondell Sheridan currently performing on Carnival Cruises

August 29th, 2016

Quote of the Day:

Watching MTV Music Awards with my daughters… Teaching moment. Don’t act like that. Don’t dance like that. Don’t think I will be proud of you if you make money for singing that.

Robin Jones
Original Vice President of Programming, Radio Disney

You know I’m not a fan of awards shows but have to say that Tinashe rocked the red carpet last night at the MTV VMA’s. She received positive reviews for her look from many media outlets including Vogue.


Ellie GouldingStill Falling For You
Jason DeruloKiss The Sky
Jon BellionAll Time Low
Meghan Trainor f/Yo GottiBetter

For once we can watch! Tonight Alive’s show yesterday at the Reeding Festival in the UK can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube (Mature content). There’s nothing better than a great band that’s got an audience singing every song word for word!

Refreshing! For those of you still looking to fill that void of young fresh talent that’s been hard to find, you might want to check out Madison McWilliams. The 14-year-old Austin, TX based singer just posted her new single, Smell The Roses, on SoundCloud.

It was one scary weekend with Don’t Breathe taking the #1 spot at the Box Office and dethroning Suicide Squad. This week also saw Kubo and the Two Strings actually move up one spot from last weekend. Here’s a look at the Top 10 films from August 26-28 according to Box Office Mojo.

1. Don’t Breathe
2. Suicide Squad
3. Kubo and the Two Strings
4. Sausage Party
5. Mechanic: Resurrection
6. Pete’s Dragon
7. War Dogs
8. Bad Moms
9. Jason Bourne
10. Ben-Hur

Yesterday, Jake Short drove the Pace Car at the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

The ultimate crossover episode – That’s So Raven On Deck! Those recently cruising on Carnival Cruises have had the luxury of seeing Rondell Sheridan’s (That’s So Raven/Cory In The House) comedy routine. In the past he’s performed on Royal Caribbean International and Holland America Line cruises.

6:45pm CST – Teen Beach 2 (Disney Channel)
Teen surfing sweethearts Brady and McKenzie are swept into the movie musical “Wet Side Story” when they crash beneath a wave. In the film, bikers and surfers battle for control of a local hangout, and Brady and McKenzie inadvertently alter the movie’s romantic storyline when a handsome surfer falls for McKenzie and a cute biker girl swoons for Brady.

7pm CST – Bachelor in Paradise (ABC)
The cast welcomes a hotly anticipated arrival who asks a desperate bachelorette for a date; insecurities test one couple’s limits and cause them to reconsider their relationship.

7pm CST – The Fosters: Collateral Damage (Freeform)
Callie and the family set up a Justice for Jack booth at a music festival in hopes of stopping Justine’s foster-care bill, but Callie’s advocation for both Kyle and Jack puts her in danger. Meanwhile, tensions between AJ and Aaron escalate; and Mariana flees from the festival after seeing Nick, leading the family to frantically search for her.

7pm CST – So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
The Top 5 dancers perform and try to survive elimination.

8pm CST – Can’t Buy Me Love (CMT)
A geek courts popularity by hiring a cheerleader to pose as his girl.

Girls Night In
f/ Niki & Gabi, Alisha Marie, Jessie Paege and Alyson Stoner
Stocker Arts Center
Cleveland, OH

Tonight Radio Disney pulls the plug on their nationwide Radio Network

September 26th, 2014

Tonight Radio Disney will pull the plug on it’s nationwide radio network. (Pictured above: Billboard reveal campaign to promote the launch of the first Radio Disney stations. On November 18th, 1996 Mickey’s hands were removed).

Many more lives turned upside down – folks are simply expendable for the bottom line. This was no sudden decision; and this could have been fixed so easily, but for the direction this group was taken by it’s executive management, who likely will parachute safely to some other WDC division and be insulated from the mess this creates in the personal lives of so many others, yet not bear a similar burden themselves. So sad – this never had to happen. I hope those I know at many of the local stations across the country quickly land jobs elsewhere. Be well those who would still consider me a friend. I hope a few holes rip in the parachutes of a few others…

Former Radio Disney Station Manager

Such a special time. Thinking of everyone at RD…you are all SO talented!! Lucky to have worked with you!

Susan Huber
Former Radio Disney DJ

Shoulda never let Robin (Jones) get away!

Jaret Reddick
Bowling For Soup

Now go out and keep on running thru sprinklers. My heart is with every single one of you today and through this time where you figure out what you are going to become.

Robin Jones
Former Radio Disney VP Programming

Relive the magic with past T2 Interviews:

• 2006 former Radio Disney DJ’s check in on the 10th Birthday
• 2006 DJ Dean Wendt talks about the launch of Radio Disney
• 2011 Robin Jones reflects on her time at Radio Disney

Listen to old Radio Disney clips:

B.B. Good talks with Greg Raposo 2004
Don Crabtree talks with Aly & AJ 2006
Don Crabtree talks with Jesse McCartney 2006
Mark & Zippy My Day Rocked
Susan Huber talks with Brittany Hargest (Jump5) 2002
Web Fingors contest giveaway 2002

6:30pm CST – Dolphin Tale (Disney XD)
Charles Martin Smith directed this family-friendly adventure about a young boy (Nathan Gamble) who befriends an injured dolphin that lost its tail in a crab trap. Later, the boy convinces the locals to help build the dolphin a prosthetic tail.

7pm CST – Clueless (VH1)
Witty look at a posh Beverly Hills high school and its most popular student (Alicia Silverstone), a teen fashion plate devoted to makeovers and matchmaking

7pm CST – Jessie: No Money, Mo’ Problems (Disney Channel)
Mrs. Chesterfield hires Bertram to find dirt on Jessie that would lead Brooks to break up with her.

7:30pm CST – Girl Meets World: Girl Meets Crazy Hat (Disney Channel)
Cory divides his class into two fake companies for a lesson, one driven by profits and the other by making people happy. Meanwhile, Riley and Maya meet a woman on a subway who turns out to be quite different than they first perceive her to be.

8pm CST – Dog With a Blog: Guess Who Gets Expelled? (Disney Channel)
Avery gets expelled on her first day of high school when Tyler gets her to take part in a senior prank.

1 Girl Nation, OBB & Tori Harris
Orangewood Church PCA
Maitland, FL

Aaron Carter
Assembly
Sacramento, CA

Blake Shelton and The Band Perry
Pepsi Arena
Denver, CO

Demi Lovato, Christina Perri and MKTO
Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull
TD Garden
Boston, MA

Nick Jonas
Virginia G. Piper Theater
Mesa, AZ

One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer
PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC

Paradise Fears, Hollywood Ending and William Beckett
Mill City Nights
Minneapolis, MN

Everlife Audio Special

March 15th, 2013

Tommy2: Hey, it’s Tommy2 and today we’re at The Factory in Franklin, TN for Everlife’s final show. It’s about two hours until showtime and we’ve got Amber, Julia and Sarah here to talk about this special occasion. So how’s everyone feeling?

Amber Hezlep: Good… nervous.

Sarah Ross: Ooh, I’m getting nervous when you said two hours.

Julia Ross: When you said that, yeah!

Sarah Ross: We’re doing good, we’re excited now.

Julia Ross: We’ve gotta get dressed.

Tommy2: This last week has there been a lot of preparation that has gone into the show. Has it gone by fast?

Amber Hezlep: Yes.

Sarah Ross: Somedays were fast, somedays I felt like were…

Amber Hezlep: Were forever.

Sarah Ross: Really slow and forever and we had so much to do. But rehearsal was really good the other night so that was encouraging.

Amber Hezlep: It was… and Julia actually spent a lot of time this week putting together just a little bit of video content for the show and she’s had to like go through the last 16 years of our videos.

Julia Ross: Footage, photos.

Tommy2: And that’s a lot of work.

Julia Ross: Oh yeah, it took me eight hours to finish the video.

Sarah Ross: Crazy!

Amber Hezlep: Crazy!

Julia Ross: But… and it’s only three minutes long.

Tommy2: That’s how it always is, right?

Sarah Ross: Always!

Tommy2: That’s why nobody likes doing videos.

Julia Ross: Exactly!

Tommy2: Cause after they do them they realize they don’t want to do them again.

Julia Ross: Yeah!

Tommy2: Now, with your new release “At The End Of Everything,” do you feel like when you guys entered the writing sessions in the studios that there was more pressure on you since you that this was your final release?

Amber Hezlep: Actually, it was the opposite.

Sarah Ross: Actually it was less.

Julia Ross: Literally no pressure, and it was amazing.

Amber Hezlep: It was a really good feeling.

Sarah Ross: And I think too, before… I mean we’ve been independent, so it’s kind of that thing of like we just decided this is what we’re doing. We didn’t put together the normal, we’re releasing this and this is the promotional thing and whatever. It was just, we felt like we have something more to say and we want to end this chapter of our life well and so we just started writing. We took a year, really… to write songs.

Julia Ross: And it was our idea, it was for our fans, for our friends and for our family and everybody that has been with us. So, it was just us telling our story and saying “Thank You” basically.

Tommy2: And this album was funded via Kickstarter, now that you mentioned it, I was going to say do you think that that kind of helped you guys cause it gave you like momentum? Like everyone wants to hear this, so now let’s just do it.

Amber Hezlep: Exactly, yeah.

Sarah Ross: Oh yeah!

Julia Ross: We weren’t doing the record unless the Kickstarter happened, and it did and that’s why we’re here.

Amber Hezlep: It was humbling, very humbling and overwhelming to know there were people…

Sarah Ross: People still care.

Tommy2: You mentioned a video, are their any other special treats for tonight that people might see?

Amber Hezlep: Yeah, well we’re filming so anybody that can’t be here will see parts of the show online. There’s… yeah, we’re gonna bring up some people that are really good friends of ours and we’re going to, I don’t know, play some instruments we haven’t played in awhile.

Sarah Ross: Play some older songs, it’s going to be exciting.

Julia Ross: Old, old songs.

Amber Hezlep: Yeah, so it should be very interesting. What’s more frightening is that we’ve not played any of the new music out live yet, so…

Julia Ross: Yeah, that’s gonna be funny.

Amber Hezlep: We’re just hoping that goes well.

Tommy2: The first and last time.

Sarah Ross: The first and last time, crazy!

Tommy2: And then just kind of in closing here, we’ll go through each of you and why don’t you just say what’s your best memory of Everlife, like one of the best things that has happened to you as being part of this group?

Amber Hezlep: Oh my gosh! I think for me the best memory of the whole thing has been the fact that I was incredibly awkward and shy when I was a kid, especially… like even back when I met you. Back in the day I was so fearful of so many things and it’s like God’s tool in my life to have forced me out of that and become a confident woman, and I think the fact that the three of us too have remained so close through all of it. By all accounts we really shouldn’t have. Honestly, it’s opened doors for us to have our entire friend community, the church community, I mean it’s just been… it’s been incredible.

Sarah Ross: So cool! I think aside from, I mean obviously shows and different countries we’ve been to and all of that amazing stuff that comes with touring. I think for me it would be the moment when we became independent and we honestly freaked out and didn’t know what to do and we were here in this building.

Julia Ross: In this room.

Amber Hezlep: Yeah.

Sarah Ross: In this room and we just kind of sat down and we were like okay, what are our individual strengths and how can we make this work. And that was the beginning of our journey of figuring out us women on our own, and also as a team. So… yeah!

Julia Ross: Wow, that’s basically everything. But, we are who we are because of Everlife. I was eight when we started and that’s not even when you start becoming an adult. Like I was still a kid and I’ve learned. I did my Math doing our merchandise, like all of that kind of stuff.

Sarah Ross: That’s so true!

Julia Ross: Like so many things like that. But, I actually did meet Micah my fiancé because of Everlife and I wouldn’t have if it we wouldn’t have been in this band and I wouldn’t have the friends that I have now, which our my life and my second family and the countries that we’ve been to, the people that we’ve got to meet and just speak into there lives. And, I don’t know, it’s so fulfilling. I’m sad because a chapter that is over but I’m so incredibly proud of everything we’ve done and I have no regrets.

Tommy2: Yeah, obviously it’s something you guys can’t do forever, so there’s always that point where you have to look at it and say is this the best time to do it.

Amber Hezlep: Right.

Julia Ross: Exactly.

Sarah Ross: Yep.

Tommy2: Okay, now for each of you what does the future hold. Are you guys going to be staying in town or any business opportunities or ministry’s you’re going to be involved with?

Amber Hezlep: Well we still love each other very much and want to live near each other.

Tommy2: That’s alright, that’s good.

Amber Hezlep: So, I have recently… okay are we going to do shameless plugs now?

Sarah Ross: Go for it.

Amber Hezlep: I recently illustrated my first Children’s Book.

Julia Ross: It’s so good!

Amber Hezlep: My Sister-in-Law is a third grade teacher and felt the need to write about bullying and so I’ve done that, I really love graphic design and I’d love to continue writing with other artists. Sarah and I’ve co-written a lot, actually all three of us have co-written a lot with other artists. Yeah, that’s my thing!

Sarah Ross: Yeah, we’ll always do some kind of thing in music, but for me I am a Personal Trainer now. I figured out I really love to encourage people and to help them start, like come from where they’re at to where they want to be. So I kind of do that with whatever I do. So I’m personal training and I lead worship and also do a lot of short-term missions trips.

Julia Ross: Uhh… I actually work for a on-site hair and make-up company, that’s the thing I’ve been doing for weddings. I’m getting married, I’m very, very, very excited. That’s very weird, we’ve known you for so long and I’m getting married. That’s crazy!

Tommy2: I still remember when I got your invitation for graduation from High School.

Julia Ross: That was here too!

Sarah Ross: Oh my gosh! Yeah, that was here.

Julia Ross: It was here.

Tommy2: I did skip that one, but I’m making good tonight.

Julia Ross: So married, and next year I’ll be starting my own, like a new record and some solo stuff and just venturing and writing with other artists.

Tommy2: Well thank you so much for all the memories and…

Amber Hezlep: Thank you.

Sarah Ross: Thank you Tommy.

Tommy2: I just can’t wait to see what goes down tonight cause it’s gonna be happy, it’s gonna be sad it’s gonna be all of that mushy good stuff, right?

Amber Hezlep: Lot’s of mushy, mushy stuff.

Sarah Ross: I’m getting nervous now.

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