UWE’s Hub Radio is to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest live radio broadcast. The existing record is 52 hours and is held by prestigious BBC Radio One presenter, Chris Moyles.  The World Record attempt will begin on Friday 25 November at 3pm, and will continue through until Monday afternoon, resulting in 72 hours of live, continuous broadcast.
Hub Radio manager, Alex Wyatt and Co-Host, Andrew Bremmer will be spending three solid days providing music-entertainment to UWE listeners.  They will be delivering live music and hosting guest appearances, with Hub’s student DJs coming in to discuss their own radio shows.
“Hopefully, we’re going to look at getting Chris Moyles in,” says Wyatt.  Wyatt and Bremmer will be entitled to a five minute break for ever hour they spend on air. “It’s going to be a stressful couple of days,” comments the Hub Radio manager. “But it will be worth it at the end.”
“By Monday morning, we definitely would have drunk many, many coffees!”  Wyatt discussed how they are going to be giving out challenges to the listeners, for example ‘the first listener to bring back a double cheeseburger from McDonalds will get a free CD’. There will also be online games for listeners to win other exciting prizes.  An official after-party is also to be held at Thekla on Monday night to celebrate the hopeful success of Hub Radio. With high hopes – and plenty of coffee – in sight, this will be the first World Record the University of the West of England has ever held.
Rebecca Day