Remember how Disney was getting out of the terrestrial distribution of Radio Disney and they were only keeping KDIS Pasadena/Los Angeles presumably as a nominal primary for the licensing fees benefits? Well, not so fast. They just acquired a translator that's going to run KDIS too.
There are two possibilities I can think of. One, they're reversing course. Two, they're dumping terrestrial distribution completely. Any other possibilities?
An FM translator in a densely populated (and RFI rich) area such as Los Angeles County makes a lot of sense, especially with the number of AM listeners continuing to decline. While I don't think Disney is going to reverse course and start broadcasting on terrestrial radio again, it might benefit them to do so. There are probably a lot of kids in less economically prosperous areas of the US whose parents can't afford to pay a monthly fee for access to Radio Disney, and AM/FM radio would provide those children with access to RD programming. However, I think this is just a case of Disney taking advantage of the FCC's AM revitalization. I recently bought a beautiful wooden tube Truetone radio from a gentleman who lives near Ground Zero in NYC. He was selling the radio because AM reception where he lives is next to impossible, presumably because of population density and lots of RFI. In my little corner of Ogden, I take for granted being able to hear AM stations 150-200 miles away clearly during the daytime, or even KBOI on a good day. Not everyone is so fortunate, however, and dealing with different people from throughout the US online really gives you a different perspective on life outside your little "bubble".
Assuming that this list is accurate, Radio Disney has a number of HD Radio affiliates as well as the pending FM translator for KDIS, so it appears they haven't completely given up on terrestrial radio: