Mangalore: Radio Mirchi RJ Vishwas Eyes Limca Book of Records

Mangalore: Radio Mirchi RJ Vishwas Eyes Limca Book of Records


Mangalore, Mar 3: Ebullient radio jockey Vishwas is attempting to find a place in the Limca Book of Records with 100 hours of non-stop jockeying in the studios of Radio Mirchi.

Embarking on his feat at 5 am on February 29, he will go on till 9 am on March 4, thus clocking 100 hours. But he would have set a record after 98.3 hours itself.

February 29 (Leap Day) this year was a very special day and the Mirchi team decided to do something different. February started on a Friday and ended likewise. That is rare even in Leap Years, said programming head Usha Singh.

There were a total of five Fridays and this occurs only after 28 years. The last time this happened was in 1980. “So, we are making this a memorable day in Mirchi style. We completed 98 days on February 29 in Mangalore,” Usha said.

Vishwas began his attempt at the record in his inimitable style. He continues to treat his listeners with the same enthusiasm day in and day out. He also enlightens people about the trivia of Mangalore and interacts with the locals.

Vishwas, if successful, would be adding another feather in his cap. He has earned quite a few laurels already and is determined to make this effort of his memorable. His style of presentation has earned him quite a fan following. But many are unaware that he won the national child artiste award for “Kraurya” directed by Girish Kasarvali in 1995-96. He was also conferred the KANFIDA (Kannada Film industry Directors Association) Award in the same year. He has also been conferred the title Pratibha Ratna by Murga Rajendra Swamy.

Vishwas also reads news on TV Daijiworld

As a student of SDM Law College, Vishwas has represented Mangalore University thrice at the national level in debates and extempore speaking. This year, after representing the university at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, in the South Zone, he moved on to the nationals at Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Now he is all set to represent the university at the International Youth Festival to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan, later this month.


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