Show just goes on for record bid DJ pair

DISC jockeys Sarah Stewart and Jamie Thirlwell have smashed the world record for the longest radio show.

Their epic show on Koast Radio started on Thursday morning and ran for 58 hours, ending at 5pm on Saturday.

As well as breaking the record of 52 hours set by Radio One’s Chris Moyles earlier this year, the pair also raised funds for Sara’s Hope Foundation.

The foundation, based in Whitley Bay but run from an office in Cramlington, arranges holidays in Crete for families of children with terminal or life-limiting illnesses.

So much money was raised that another family will be able to fly out to the villa, to which the charity’s founders, Ged and Julie Hoburn, have relocated to be on hand for visitors.

Station manager Vicky Oakley said: “The team broke the record at 10.30am on Saturday, but we continued until 5pm.

“I am so proud of everybody who took part. It was a real team effort, and without the people who came in and adjudicated and supported us, we wouldn’t have been able to do it.

“The support we had from the local community was fantastic too.”

To round off the show the boy band Connected, runners-up on the TV show Britain’s Got Talent last year performed in the studio at Longhirst Hall, near Morpeth.