Radio Disney launches vacation contest for kids


You have to be 16 or under to enter the new “Get Animated with ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and Build Your Own Vacation! Sweepstakes” at Radio Disney. We’re betting that mom and dad will be allowed to come along, though.

The multi-platform contest is sponsored by Zhu Zhu Pets on air, online and via mobile devices. The contest begins August 1st and the grand prize winner, to be announced on air September 27th, will receive $10,000 to build their own vacation and become an animated character in an episode of the Emmy Award-winning Disney series “Phineas and Ferb.” Additionally, the winner will receive a set of 20 Zhu Zhu Pets and play sets they can take with them on their vacation.

“This sweepstakes demonstrates Radio Disney’s ability to create unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for listeners that our advertisers can take part in,” said Jon Sayer, vice president of Ad Sales, Radio Disney. “Zhu Zhu Pets will reach our premium audience of kids and moms through national on air media, exposure on, as well as a seamless integration into this exciting prize.”
Beginning this week, cast members Vincent Martella (as Phineas Flynn) and creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire (as Dr. Doofenshmirtz), and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (as Major Monogram), see photo, will be in the Radio Disney studio to introduce new music from the “Phineas and Ferb” Summer Belongs to You programming event. Following each Planet Premiere, listeners can log on to to stream the new music and vote for their favorite song.

On Saturday, July 31 (10:00 a.m., ET/7:00 a.m., PT) and Sunday, August 1 (2:00 p.m., ET/11:00 a.m., PT), the “Phineas and Ferb” stars will co-host the Top 30 Countdown with Jake. They will be featured in a Take Over with Ernie D on Monday, August 2 (6:00 p.m., ET/3:00 p.m., PT).