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Insanity Radio breaks world record

Posted on 30/03/2012

Jack Gordon, Georgia Fish and Chris Smith

Insanity Radio, Royal Holloway, University of London’s student-run radio station has broken a world record with 100 hours of non-stop broadcasting by a single team of presenters.

Georgia Fish, Jack Gordon and Chris Smith, all students at Royal Holloway, finished broadcasting at midday today (Friday 30 March) after beating the previous record of 73 hours, set by Kiss FM, Germany.

Following the rules of the Guinness World Records, the team members were only allowed five minutes of break time each for every hour aired.

The record claim is yet to be validated but a final decision will be made after video and audio content of the record attempt has been reviewed.

Sarah Honeycombe, Vice President of the Student Union for Communications and Campaigns, said:“I’m absolutely delighted that Insanity has set a world record. The team have done an incredible job and the show has been brilliant. It’s been a huge effort that’s been amazing to watch and tune into and it’s really lovely to see just how much support they and Insanity have been getting from across the University. I’m really proud of everyone who’s been involved.”

More than £500 has been donated by listeners which will be used by presenter Georgia when she visits South Africa in August to help disadvantaged communities by teaching in orphanages, helping to build houses and helping to conserve cheetahs and crocodiles.

This month saw Insanity Radio switch over to broadcasting on 103.2 FM as a Community FM station.

For more information about the record attempt, Georgia’s trip to Africa and to hear an interview with BBC Radio Surrey, visit Insanity Radio’s record attempt website


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