Great news! Pretoria-based Community station Tuks FM 107.2 is attempting the World Record for the Longest Radio Show. The current World Record is standing at 74 hours and 3 minutes and was set by a UK DJ earlier this year.
Alex Caige and Cassy Clarke (from the Bang Bang Breakfast show) will be settling in to Hatfield Square this coming weekend for the attempt. The action starts on Friday the 15th of March and Tuks FM 107.2 hopes to stretch it to the 18th of March 2013. The record is for the longest time to act as a DJ or a continuity announcer during a live radio broadcast.
Tuks FM 107.2 normally broadcasts from the University of Pretoria and is known for producing some of the best talent in the South African media industry, including Gareth Cliff, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Rob Forbes, Kim Schultze and Anele Madoda. The station started broadcasting in 1981.
The Tuks FM 107.2 duo attempting the world record have spent the last month putting together an awesome program that will include a celebration around St Patrick’s Day, a tie in with Idols, chats with former members of the Tuks FM 107.2 crew and visits by some of the leading bands and musicians in the SA Music industry. Both DJs hope to attempt this record again in 2014, even if it means challenging their own best.
The attempt is sponsored by Bioplus and their array of products should be just the thing that the duo needs to make it through the weekend. Tune in to 107.2 FM over this weekend and listen to some great music and to Alex Caige and Cassy Clarke attempting what could be a successful attempt for the World Record for the Longest Radio Show.
Tuks FM 107.2 recently strengthened their signal to 1 KW, so all you Joburgers can listen too. And if you live outside Gauteng: Tuks FM 107.2’s website was recently redone and features online streaming, so you don’t have an excuse.
You can follow @TuksFM1072, @AlexCaige and @cassy_clarke on Twitter for updates throughout the weekend. The official hashtag for the World Record for the Longest Radio Show is #TuksFMRecord.
I know that I’ll be showing my support for Alex Caige and Cassie Clarke this weekend and you should too. Watch this space for regular updates in the Events category on Running Wolf’s Rant.
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