A RADIO station is getting set for an epic World Record attempt and the first practice session has been hailed as a success.
The team at Lindsey Coast Radio, who operate out of a site at Great Steeping, managed to stay on air for a staggering 36 continual hours at the weekend, to help them prepare for the event set for the August bank holiday weekend.
“It went very well and it was certainly a learning experience. We were aiming for a 24 hour broadcast but in the end it turned out to be 36 hours which was great and it will help us warm-up for the main event in August,” said station manager Henry Wright.
The team will have to beat the current time of 126 hours in order to gain the Guiness World Record of holding the longest group broadcast.
“We will be holding another practice session in June where we will build on what we’ve learnt this time.
“It’s all about maintaining stimulation for the presenters, so we will have live interviews, chats with bands and more which keeps everything fresh,” added Mr Wright.
It is hoped the team will manage to not only raise the profile of the station by holding the event, but also raise money for lots of local causes, including, Natureland and the seal hospital, Xcite skatepark and the Nottingham and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance is also thought to benefit from the event.
“There’s lots of things we’re planning for the main event, including interviews, band sessions and lots of exciting things,” added Mr Wright.
The Lindsey Coast Radio team are also delighted with the launch of their new website which has come together after two months of work.
l Listen to the team at http://lindseycoast.org.uk or call 01754 830866.