The Sorcerer Radio Network, a global leader in fan-based Disney internet radio and programming, is proud to welcome Star Wars: The Clone Warsstar, Ashley Eckstein as a guest on WDW Tiki Room Friday May 13, 2011 at 8:00 a.m./Eastern time.
Eckstein, former Walt Disney World cast member, Disney Channel alumni and the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be hosting the Behind the Force talk show as well as debut new wearables from her clothing line Her Universe. “Disney’s Hollywood Studios has played a huge part in my life,” says Eckstein. “Growing up in Orlando, my dad worked for Walt Disney World and I was at the theme park the first week it opened in 1989. It was a dream of mine to follow in my father’s footsteps and work for Disney. On my 16th birthday, I applied for a job at the ‘happiest place on Earth’ and was assigned to Disney’s Hollywood Studios where I would spend my weekends dancing in the parades and working in the restaurants! Now, to return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends as a host and a designer is magical!”
Eckstein, no stranger to Sorcerer Radio, was a guest on WDW Tiki Room last year to promote Star Wars Weekends. “She is always such a pleasure to have as a guest and is just as warm and sincere in person as she is on-air, even more so,” says WDW Tiki Room host Kristen Hoetzel.
Eckstein’s interview is just part of the great coverage Sorcerer Radio has in store beginning May 9-22. WDW Tiki Room will be streaming coverage of Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival, as well as opening day livestreams of Star Tours 3D: The Adventures Continue and the kick off of Star Wars Weekends.
About Ashley Eckstein:
Ashley Eckstein was born in Louisville, KY to a hard working Italian father and a creative elementary school teacher mother. When she was just a baby, my parents moved her family to Orlando, FL where her father took a position working for a very famous Mouse. You could say she grew up Disney. Her love affair with storytelling and fantasy began and thrived in that environment. As she continued to perform, you could definitely say that she was bit by the acting bug. In 2001, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional acting career. She worked on several television and movie projects including: That’s So Raven, Blue Collar TV, Drake and Josh, Sydney White and Alice Upside Down. In 2006 she landed the role of a lifetime when she was cast as the voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As a long time Star Wars fan, this was truly a dream come true and it also gave her the opportunity to finally be able to act and design professionally. Noticing a need for merchandise for female sci-fi fans, she founded Her Universe, a product line just for Her, starting with Star Wars and expanding to other well known franchises.
About Her Universe:
Her Universe is the vision of Ashley Eckstein, actress and voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Together with her partner, The Araca Group, they founded this new company to create merchandise for female sci-fi fans. Her Universe is a place for fangirls to step into the spotlight and be heard, recognized and rewarded. Female sci-fi fans are growing in numbers and have largely gone unnoticed until now. Hoping to change the perception that science fiction and fantasy is not just for the boys, Her Universe, has secured it’s first license and joined forces with Lucasfilm to create merchandise for female Star Wars fans. Starting out with apparel, accessories and cosmetics, Her Universe will make fangirls “geek chic” from head to toe! Visit: heruniverse.com
About the Sorcerer Radio Network:
Sorcerer Radio is the premiere Disney-inspired, fan-run station reaching a world-wide audience via Live 365, web apps and mobile devices. Founded in 2001, Sorcerer Radio, an officially licensed ASCAP, BMI and SESAC station, began streaming Walt Disney World theme park music and attraction audio as a channel on Live 365. The Sorcerer Radio Network features the following original programs and personalities: “SRN Top 10” (Jeff Davis), “E-Ticket Time” (Sorcerer), “SorCom Review” (Eric), “WDW Backstage” (Krystal), “DW:60” (Jeff Davis), “Castaway Midday” (Kristen and Krystal), “WDW Tiki Room (Kristen and Aljon) and many more. The Sorcerer Radio Network also includes the “Character Breakfast Podcast” (Sorcerer, Jeff Davis, Imagine and Pluto), “WDW Tiki Room Podcast” (Kristen and Aljon), “Cooking with Mickey” Web Series (Kristen), “WDW After Dark” (prime time live video show) and “Sorcerer Radio Newsletter.” Visit www.SRSounds.com for more information and follow Sorcerer Radio on Twitter @SRSounds.
- Ashley Eckstein Answers Your Clone Wars Questions! (chipandco.com)
- Celebrity Guests Announced for Star Wars Weekends 2011 (chipandco.com)