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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 November, 2004, 13:19 GMT
DJ's five-day radio show marathon
Roy Sandbrook
Roy Sandbrook now has to wait for the record to be verified
A Staffordshire disc jockey has spent more than five days on air in an effort to beat the world record for the longest radio show in history.

Roy Sandbrook, 34, of Lichfield-based Streaming Radio Ltd, began his presenting session on Thursday morning.

Mr Sandbrook was allowed three daily 20-minute breaks and a doctor was on call to monitor him.

He passed the official record of 120 hours on Tuesday morning, and carried on for another 11 hours.

The attempt still has to be officially verified.

Saturday night was really tough
Roy Sandbrook

Managing director of Streaming Radio, Jamie Branson, told BBC News that the format of the show had allowed the presenter to take three 20-minute breaks a day.

The only sleep he got during the five days was during those breaks, he said.

"We've had to video the whole thing and record all the audio to send off to the Guinness Book of Records," Mr Branson added.

Speaking before he finally came off air, Mr Sandbrook said he was feeling "very good".

"Saturday night was really tough though," he added.

A BBC Radio Cambridgeshire disc jockey reached the 121-hour mark on Friday, an achievement which has also not yet been officially recognised.




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