Later this month, Royal Holloway’s Insanity Radio will embark on a record breaking one hundred hour non-stop broadcast. The DJs from Insanity’s Weekend Warm-up show will be live on air for 4 days and 4 hours in a marathon attempt to beat the current record of 72 hours set by SineFM in Doncaster.
The team usually present from 8-10pm every Friday, but in a bid to raise awareness for Insanity Radio, Chris Smith, Georgia Fish, Jack Gordon and Alice Hopkins will not leave the studio from 8am on 26 March until 12pm on 30 March.
The stunt comes just weeks after Royal Holloway’s Insanity Radio officially became a Community FM Station, launching on 103.2FM. The station hosted a week of celebrations between 5 and 10 March to celebrate the switch to FM transmission. The switchover itself was welcomed in with “Mission: Launch” night at the student union, a space themed event featuring Insanity DJs. The radio station now broadcasts to audiences in Windsor, Staines and Sunningdale.
Insanity FM presenter, Harry Angers, says: “We’ll be going where few student radio stations have gone before”.
The record breaking attempt at Insanity Radio comes almost exactly one year after Chris Moyles broadcast live on air for 51.5 hours to raise money for Red Nose Day. Moyles was live on air from 16 to 19 March and broke the 37 hour record set by Radio 1 presenter Simon Mayo for Comic Relief in 1999.
The team at Insanity will also be raising money for charity. Alice and Georgia will be travelling to Africa in August and all money raised from the event will go towards their charity work and the local communities they will be helping. Alice will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and working with the WorldVision charity, whilst Georgia will be helping out the local community in St. Lucia by teaching in an orphanage, building houses and toilet blocks, and conserving the wildlife.
Georgia says: “Not only is this a great opportunity to get more publicity for our wonderful community station after its new re-launch onto FM, but we are taking this chance to raise money for charity too!”
Donations can be made online at wwww.gofundme.com/georgia-goes-to-africa, www.insanityradio.com/news/100hours or www.facebook.com/georgiagoestoafrica. Supporters of the event can also join the official 100 Hour Event page on Facebook by searching for Insanity Radio 103.2FM.