Radio Disney Music Awards Awards show for kids and families allowing viewers to determine the winners through multiple weeks of submitting votes via text message, Radio Disney’s social media profiles, and RadioDisney.com. The first ceremony was held Apr. 27, 2013, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, featuring such young artists as Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler, and Coco Jones. The 2nd ceremony was held Apr. 26, 2014, the 3rd Apr. 25, 2015, the 4th Apr. 30, 2016, the 5th Apr. 29, 2017, and the 6th Jun. 22, 2018; all later aired as TV specials called Disney Channel Presents the Radio Disney Music Awards. In 2019, it was retitled ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration, televised live on Jun. 16. The winners receive a special award named Ardy, which was designed by Disney Design Group artist Lin Shih and incorporates a blank, 9-inch Vinylmation figure in the design.