JENNiRADIO is a music format specifically for tweens and teens, but younger kids and parents will like it too!
JENNiRADIO is the original “For Kids… By Kids” radio format, founded by Jennifer Smart when she was just 8 years old. Bob Perry, developer of the variety hits radio format, worked with Jen in developing the JENNiRADIO format. It includes not only fun popular music, but also content you will find nowhere else, like Jennifer’s interviews with celebrities.
From 2003 to 2008, Jennifer was the youngest nationally-syndicated radio talk show host. Starting at the age of six, she was heard, along with her parents, on a three-hour weekly show, which started out as the Family Tech Show. In 2007, they took the show on the road, re-naming it the Smart Family Show, and toured the 48 continental United States. They broadcast from a different theme park, museum or historical landmark each week, and were heard by approximately 1 million listeners on 40 radio stations around the country.
In 2005, when Jennifer was only 8 years old, she began interviewing celebrities on the red carpet at Hollywood movie premieres. One of her first interviews was with Michael Keaton at the Herbie: Fully Loaded premiere. Since then, she’s interviewed thousands of stars on hundreds of red carpets at movie premieres and other events.
Jennifer was the only kid to do live broadcasts from E3 and the All Candy Expo. She was also the only minor to broadcast from CES in Las Vegas eleven years in a row!
In 2008, after returning from her nationwide tour, Jennifer decided to take a break from doing a weekly radio show to focus on her acting career and JENNiRADIO.
She became a host of All Star Planet, a singing contest for kids that benefits charities, and started attending and reporting on charity functions in addition to entertainment events. After supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, she decided to establish her own nonprofit, the Jennifer Smart Foundation.
Note for Parents:
JENNiRADIO features only clean and/or edited versions of popular songs, so that our content is age-appropriate. Please be careful when purchasing music for your kids, because edited versions of these songs may not be available from normal retailers.
Also, although we encourage kids to contact Jennifer, the only information we keep for contesting purposes is a first name and email address, which is preferably that of a parent.