Radio gaga: German DJ breaks world endurance record

BERLIN, April 6, 2009 (AFP) - A German DJ broke the world record for the longest continuous radio show Monday when he finished his "morning" programme over a week after beginning it, his station said.
By presenting his show for a consecutive 169 hours, 26-year-old Dominik Schollmayer from Hit Radio Antenne in Hanover, central Germany, beat the previous record -- held by an Indian DJ -- by one hour.

Radio gaga: German DJ breaks world endurance record
The rules stated he was allowed to play two consecutive records of up to six minutes but had to broadcast something after that.
He was allowed a five-minute break ever hour but saved these up to give himself a 15-minute break every three hours.
Schollmayer was monitored by doctors around the clock throughout his record-breaking broadcast.
Sleep deprivation caused bizarre effects, according to a blog on the station's website.
One entry, entitled: "Now he's gone completely mad" reported that the DJ was dancing wildly around the studio as the final hours approached.

Monday, April 6th 2009

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