Radio Disney Launches Weekly ‘American Idol Insider’ Hosted by Alums

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Radio Disney launched American Idol Insider, a weekly hour-long show hosted by former American Idol winners and contestants.

Kicking things off was Country music singer Scotty McCreery (winner of American Idol season 10), who is currently on the country charts with his Top 3-and-rising smash hit single “Five More Minutes.” The singer hosted the premiere show on Tuesday (Feb 27).

The new program will air every Tuesday on Radio Disney. Fans who missed Scotty’s episode can catch encore airings throughout the week and across multiple platforms, including the Radio Disney App,, Sirius XM, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Sonos, Aha Radio and HD Radio. “Five More Minutes” is from Scotty’s upcoming album Seasons Change in stores on Friday, Mar. 16.

Radio Disney is known for identifying and boosting the careers of music talent who have quickly grown to be some of today’s biggest artists; including Selena Gomez, Alessia Cara, Kelsea Ballerini, Shawn Mendes and its current “NBT” (Next Big Thing), the recording artists Why Don’t We.

Its new program will feature the journeys of American Idol alumni each week and include show results and recaps of the first season of American Idol on ABC from Radio Disney on-air personality Morgan Tompkins.

A related video series, American Idol Insider Direct Message, in which American Idol alumni pose the questions to each other, will offer even more compelling stories. It will be presented on Radio Disney’s digital platforms including in the DisneyNOW app.

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