A team from Wrexham community radio station Calon FM has completed a 56 hour marathon radio show for BBC Children in Need.
The show, hosted by the station’s Let’s Talk Sport team of Jack Price, Dan Middleton & Jamie Davies, started at 8am on Wednesday 16th November, and finished at 4pm Friday.
Over the 56 hours, guests included local charities that benefit from Children in Need funding. On Wednesday and Thursday evening, the show featured live music from a number of bands, and they were also joined throughout the show by fellow Calon FM volunteers, including ‘What The Nerd Heard’ presenter James Wright, who kept them company for 16 hours.
As of 4pm on Friday 18th, the team has raised £1,367.34 for Children in Need. The JustGiving page will remain open following the show for continued donations. A bake sale and raffle also took place at Glyndwr University as part of the fundraising efforts.
After the show, Katherine Wade, Station Editor said: “We’re so proud of Jack, Dan and Jamie and what they’ve achieved. They’ve shown real determination and team spirit, supporting each other throughout the whole show. The atmosphere in the studio has been fantastic, even in the early hours of the morning! To go from doing a 2 hour weekly show, to broadcasting for 56 hours non stop is a real feat of broadcasting”
Jack, Jamie & Dan said after the show “It has been a challenging 56 hours but to do it with close friends has made it a really special experience. The support has been exceptional. We have no idea how we’ve done it, but we have and it’s been so rewarding. The guests have kept us going throughout the show and a special thanks to James Wright for helping us out in the final hours and to Katherine and Amy for making it possible”