A marathon radio broadcast
The record for the longest nonstop live radio show on sustainability was set by Radio Manav Rachna 107.8 FM at the Manav Rachna Educational Institutions, Faridabad, wherein 5 RJs conducted the 150 hours show.
Radio Manav Rachna 107.8 FM has set a remarkable milestone in the world of community radio. The radio station is spreading happiness with its new records and milestone achievements. It recently celebrated its 15th Foundation Day with the announcement of the longest non-stop live radio show on sustainability that got recognition from the Asia Book of Records and the India Book of Records. The 150-hour live programming showcased the station’s commitment to delivering exceptional programmes and engagement with the community. On this occasion, internet radio was also launched.
The event was attended by Chief Guest, Gaurishankar Kesarwani, Additional Director CRS, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt of India; and Guest of Honor Amit Dwivedi, Assistant Director CRS, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt of India. The station’s dedication to pushing boundaries and engaging content was praised by the Vice President of MREI, Dr Amit Bhalla. The station’s success is attributed to the support of Director General MREI, Dr NC Wadhwa, and the entire community.
Radio Manav Rachna 107.8 FM, a part of the Manav Rachna Educational Institutions, Faridabad, Haryana, has become the only community radio station to successfully host a captivating 150-hour nonstop show on sustainability. This incredible accomplishment is a testament to its unwavering commitment to spreading awareness and fostering a sustainable future. With the aim of creating a positive impact and inspiring change, its dedicated team worked tirelessly to curate a marathon broadcast featuring discussions, interviews, and engaging content surrounding sustainability. It covered various facets of this vital topic, including renewable energy, waste management, conservation, and more. Five RJs conducted the non-stop live radio show wherein experts from various walks of life participated and apprised the listeners of sustainability, based on Sustainable Development Goals. The attempt started at 10.03 am on June 29, 2023, and ended at 4.04 pm on July 5, 2023.
Dr Gurjeet Kaur Chawla, Director Radio Manav Rachna, RJ Bhavna, and other RJs were felicitated by Neerja Roy Chowdhury, Managing Editor of the India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records at a special event. The radio team was given certificates and medals. Sugata Das and Shubha Priya, the adjudicators from the IBR and ABR were also present, who announced the record. Five unstoppable RJs took the stage, crafting an unbreakable bond with listeners for an astonishing 150 hours, 1 minute, and 20 seconds. From sunrise to sunset, moonrise to moonset, they kept the rhythm alive, discussing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) defined by the United Nations, one by one with experts who have championed their domain of the SDG.
RJ Bhavna said, “From climate warriors to eco-artisans, our guests converged to enlighten everyone on Sustainable Development Goals, showing the map to a greener tomorrow. As the clock ticked towards July 5, 2023, the energy soared higher, fueling the spirit of sustainability in every home, car, and headphone. It was more than just a record; it was a movement of hearts and minds, a reminder that we can all dance to the same beat when it comes to nurturing our planet.”
Yaman Hooda, Asst Professor at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies, said, “It’s been an immense pleasure to share that I had been invited to deliver an Expert Talk on ‘Sustainable Disaster Management Technologies’ under the longest nonstop live radio show on the theme of sustainability.”