HOT FM91.3 DJs breaks record for longest marathon show after 77-hour live broadcast

They spoke, spoke and spoke their way through 77 hours - more than three full days - in a square glass container in an attempt to break the current world record for the longest marathon show for a radio station.

Earlier Saturday morning, HOT FM91.3 deejays Boy Thunder and Adam Piperdy crossed the 77-hour mark, way past the current record of 74 hours and 3 minutes, to cheers from fellow HOT Breakfast show deejay Joshua Simon, show producers and a loyal base of teenage fans who had turned up to show their support.

Only two of the deejays from the trio officially did the marathon as the previous world record was held by two individuals. To cheer his members on, Joshua was present throughout nearly the entire span of the marathon.

Looking visibly tired from battling the "intense heat", a lack of sleep and no proper showers, the duo surpassed the record attempt and stopped at precisely 11:11:11 in the morning, where they received certificates from representatives of the Singapore Book of Records for their marathon feat.

Boy Thunder, whose real name is Gerald Koh, said the last stretch had been particularly physically and mentally exhausting, till both felt they had "forgotten how to speak".

"Now that it's over, I will go to sleep and wake up on Monday for work," added Adam with a laugh.

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