By Kenneth Edison, Editor-in-Chief
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It only took 60 hours, 52 minutes and nine seconds for EC seniors Jen Anthony and Emma Kaminski to make history. The radio duo has unofficially broken the Guiness World Record for longest continuous talk show late on the evening of Monday, March 19.
Kaminski’s and Anthony’s three day long effort was the result of the duo seeking to do something special to conclude their college career, and it seems like they may have just succeeded.
The completion of their 60 hour journey was commemorated by a drowsy celebration featuring the hosts and a few guests counting down the final seconds of the broadcast to be completed. This countdown was recorded by a studio guest and posted to the WRSE Facebook page where it can still be viewed.
The attempt was live streamed in its entirety on the WRSE website where listeners could tune in at anytime of the day or night to hear the duo chat about pretty much anything such as a short segment were the hosts described which fictional characters they would like to go on a road trip with.
Though the broadcast will still have to be verified by Guiness officials, a process that can sometimes take several months. Guiness will have to examine the entire broadcast to make sure all requirements are met, some of these requirements include the stipulation that there be no pauses for more than ten seconds and that any guests that appear cannot speak for more than one minute.
The pair was allowed to earn short break times as the broadcast went on, and during the entirety of the over two day long show they only had less than an hour and a half of rest.
Going in, Anthony and Kaminski had displayed a high level of confidence that they would achieve their goal, saying that exhaustion would not be an issue.
“I average like four to five hours of sleep a night anyways, so I really do not think it’ll be that big of a deal. I’m pretty confident that we’ll be able to get through it,” said Kaminski back in February.
Anthony on the other hand admitted to never even having pulled an all-nighter before the record attempt, and later admitted to still being in recovery mode from the whole ordeal several days later.
“My voice sounded like a frog,” she told the Daily Herald. “I definitely won’t stay up this long again unless I absolutely have to.”
While the broadcast will not count as an official world record until Guiness’ deliberation, Anthony and Kaminski initially cited their desire to break the record as just wanting “a fun, stupid thing to have on your resume.” And after more than 60 hours of radio, that is exactly what they have.