On its completion of 98 days, Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM promised its listeners to present a special celebratory treat in Mirchi Style with 98.3 hours of continuous jockeying and uninterrupted music. Radio Jockey Vishwas took up the challenge of entertaining Mirchi listeners for non stop 102 hours with his fine humor and went on to create a record became by entering the prestigious Limca Book of World Records for non-stop RJing. RJ Vishal"s feat is dedicated to the free spirit of Mangaloreans as he enthralled the listeners with his trade mark Mangalorean style, which is a huge hit with in Mangalore.
Vishwas started his attempt at 5.00 am on Friday February 29, with 'Munjaneya Raaga" when Radio Mirchi completed its 98 days. He guided the listeners through various programmes and took them through Mangalore on various aspects from the different art forms such as Kambala, Yakshagana, light music and the flavours of the city. Eminent personalities were also present to support him on his endeavor to enter the Limca Book of Records.
RJ Vishwas is elated with his success, which he attributes to the trust of his well-wishers and fans. The vibrant RJ feels that the first call he got before his endeavor made all the difference to his feat. He also added that the preparation for the show was quite challenging, as it had to adhere to the interest of the listeners& keeping them entertained all through.
Overwhelmed with the response and affection from Mirchi listeners, Vishwas said, “The city was surprised to hear my voice on all the shows, infact there were calls inquiring whether it was some kind of punishment or penalty. Few of the listeners even offered me refreshments to keep me energized. All in all, it was a thrilling experience and would be happy to do another round if given a chance!"
Commenting on the initiative, Rahul Balyan – Cluster Head for Karnataka & Kerala, said, “It is a moment of celebration for Radio Mirchi & RJ Vishwas to have achieved this extraordinary feat and wish him all the very best for his future endeavours. Listeners of Mangalore have lot more to witness & enjoy with dynamic Vishwas around".