Meet Cindy, host of Disney Bound Radio on 99.3 WBTV-LP. Disney Bound goes through the history of Disney, chronologically moving through the decades.
Q: Why do you broadcast from WBTV-LP?
A: Why do I broadcast from WBTV-LP? Well first off they gave me a program, so that’s my number one reason to choose this station. I actually found out about WBTV-LP through their website, I was listening to Blue Suede Rock and I really liked the song list that was being played. I wanted to learn more about some of the Elvis songs that were on their program so I went to the website and found out that training was coming up to be a programmer and thought, “I might as well share my love of Disney with the people that listen.” My friends and family had started to not care as much about my Disney knowledge so I decided to share it with the community.
Q: What makes WBTV-LP unique to you?
A: I think the freedom to do what we want with programs, there’s a little less regulation around what programs we can have and what songs we can play. I like the fact that it’s really small, I’ve met most of the programmers just around the studio, and that’s really special.
Q: What is your show?
A: Disney Bound Radio is a Disney through the decades radio program. We started in the 1920s, 1923, with the Alice comedies. We’re going up through the decades from there, we are currently in the 1960s. I started out doing one decade per show, and now we’re slowing way down. The 60s is going to be a five part series, with two years per episode. Can’t wait until we get to the 90s, that’s gonna be like, half a year per episode.
Q: What is different about your show?
A: We dive into things that are a little bit different than what the regular Disney stuff is, it’s not all about princesses, pink, and parks. I’ve been highlighting the racist aspects of early Disney and the gendered norms that have been going on. I’m not afraid to talk about things that are maybe a little uncomfortable. I think that’s something that really sets the program apart. I also play trailers for all the movies, so we get to listen to all the trailers for all the movies. That’s been a lot of fun trying to find all the trailers.
Listen to Disney Bound every Saturday from 12:00-2:00 P.M. on 99.3FM WBTV-LP, or online at 993wbtv.org.
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