South Lakeland DJ smashes radio world record

First published in Cumbria news The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A SOUTH Lakeland radio DJ has made history by breaking a world record held by BBC Radio 1’s Chris Moyles.

As Bay Trust Radio, in Kendal, celebrated 35 years of service one of its most committed volunteer DJs, Craig James, raised £1,550 for the station with a marathon broadcast of 60 hours.

The 22-year-old Milnthorpe man smashed Chris Moyles’ 52-hour mark, as well as breaking the station’s own 48-hour milestone which was set in 2008.

He began his live broadcast at 9am on Tuesday last week – finally emerging from the studio on Thursday evening after clocking up a three-day continuous shift.

Craig said: “I did a trial run in January and stayed awake for three days, so I knew I could keep going and have a decent crack at the record. The first 24 hours was pretty much OK, but it then required a lot of will power.

“It’s a fantastic cause though and we’re delighted with the response from everyone who has donated their time, money and energy to help make it happen.”

He was supported by special guests, including TV broadcaster Eric Robson and members of the station’s volunteer team who dropped in to chat on air.

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Bay Trust Radio serves hospital sites in South Cumbria and North Lancashire for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust John Williamson, station manager, said: “It’s fantastic. The funds raised will be invested in new equipment.”

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6:42pm Tue 14 Feb 12

Lakeuk says...

Noble cause to raise money for but has a record been broken (have Guinness accepted it as a record?)

Checking with Guinness the record for the longest radio DJ marathon is by an Italian in 2009 who covered 183 hours.

Now Chris Moyles didn't go for this record as he had 'Comedy' Dave helping him so they've broken the record for the longest marathon radio DJ (team) show for 52 hours and Guinness have accepted it as a record

http://www.bbc.co.uk
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Noble cause to raise money for but has a record been broken (have Guinness accepted it as a record?) Checking with Guinness the record for the longest radio DJ marathon is by an Italian in 2009 who covered 183 hours. Now Chris Moyles didn't go for this record as he had 'Comedy' Dave helping him so they've broken the record for the longest marathon radio DJ (team) show for 52 hours and Guinness have accepted it as a record http://www.bbc.co.uk /newsbeat/12782536 Lakeuk
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3:12pm Wed 15 Feb 12

johnkendal says...

To set the story correct we did this as a team and i myself was with Craig the whole of the time.

We have logged it with Guiness records and we await for them to accept this.
Bay Trust Radio
To set the story correct we did this as a team and i myself was with Craig the whole of the time. We have logged it with Guiness records and we await for them to accept this. Bay Trust Radio johnkendal
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12:57pm Fri 17 Feb 12

zaney5 says...

So surely if you are awaiting for Guiness to accept, you can't really say the record has been broken yet.
So surely if you are awaiting for Guiness to accept, you can't really say the record has been broken yet. zaney5
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