Melbourne’s 101.9 The Fox’s breakfast show Fifi, Fev and Nick clocked up 27 hours live on air at 9am AEST Friday June 2 to officially claim the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD® for Longest marathon for a radio music show DJ (team).
Fifi Box, Brendan Fevola and Nick Cody plus their anchor Josiah Shala began the marathon radio broadcast on Thursday, 1 June 6.00am AEST and were presented with a certificate by Guinness World Record Adjudicator Pete Fairbairn at the end of their broadcast.
The official record is: Longest marathon for a radio music show DJ (team)
The record is for the longest time to act as a DJ and continually announce during a live radio broadcast, they are under very strict rules from on-air talking, music, ads and content.
In a different record we were reminded that Bruce Carty, in September 1993 achieved a different world record for the Longest Continuous Broadcast by One Announcer on 2CCC (now Coast FM). He reached 121 hours and was recognised and published in the 1995 edition of the Guinness Book of Records. Then in 1996 Tim Moon at City Park Radio beat Bruce’s record.
That record now stands at 207 hr 1 min 16 sec, achieved by Mario Blanco Real (Spain), in Vitoria, Álava, Spain, from 20 to 29 April 2020, who did it to dedicate special attention to health workers who cared for people during the Covid-19 pandemic.