Record-breaking D.J. lasts 100 hours on air

— Coffee wasn't what helped disc jockey Glen Jones break the world record for the longest continuous radio broadcast.

"A lot of it was just sheer will and determination," Jones said Tuesday, 100 hours and 40 seconds � a little over four days � after he began his shift on the Jersey City freeform station WFMU-FM.


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Glen Jones, 39, a disc jockey in Jersey City, N.J., set a record as the host of the longest continuous radio broadcast on record. Jones was on the air for a little more than four days in a row.

Jones played an eclectic mix of artists including the cast of "The Muppet Movie," the Grateful Dead and Frank Sinatra while trying to beat the 73 hour, 34 minute record set by British DJ Greg Daines.

At 10:34 a.m. EDT Monday, Jones succeeded, exclaiming "I am the heavyweight champion of the world!" and playing Sinatra's "My Way" before hunkering down for more radio time.

The broadcast must still be certified by Guinness World Records, station officials said.

Jones, 39, is the host of a weekly show on WFMU. During the week, the New York City man is a radio producer for Court TV. To break the record, he had to follow a long list of rules, with independent observers on hand to make sure he was complying.

He could take a 15-minute break every eight hours, the songs he played had to be between two and six minutes � meaning he couldn't put on "Freebird" and wander away � and he had to chime in every minute when a guest talked.

During the broadcast, Jones talked on-air to callers including KISS' Gene Simmons, and also appeared live on NBC's "The Today Show."

"You can take anything you want, but I didn't even take coffee in the first 36 hours because I knew I'd need it later," he told host Katie Couric.


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