KSMT personality plans on-air length record | SummitDaily.com

KSMT personality plans on-air length record

BRECKENRIDGE – Sleeplessness has become all the rage in Breckenridge, at least from Wednesday-Sunday.

KSMT morning show host Steve Burrell announced plans Friday to attempt the world’s longest on-air DJ shift in conjunction with the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center’s Hockey Ultrathon. The Ultrathon is attempting the record for the longest continuous amateur hockey game at 101 hours. Both record attempts begin Wednesday at noon and run through Sunday and both benefit the BOEC.

Burrell hopes to be on the air (and awake) for 104 hours.

“You can get delusional, you can hallucinate, but physically, nothing’s wrong,” Burrell said. “I’m not too worried about it. A good night sleep will take care of it.”

Burrell’s fund raising will take the form of an on-air auction and donations for music requests. He also plans to follow the hockey game with score updates and call-in interviews from the Stephen C. West Ice Arena.

The Guinness Book of World Records has the official on-air record at 103 hours. But Burrell doesn’t plan to be included in the book because he won’t follow the specific Guinness requirements, such as a rotating witness and frequent song introductions.

“I’m not going for the Guinness thing,” he said. “I’m doing it for myself.”

And for the BOEC.

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