John Walker’s Record Intact – Indy Station not trying for Guinness

Posted by Don Moore on October 29, 2007 at 4:52 pm under Amateur, Professional | 4 Comments to Read

There’s quite a dust up in Indy has WKLU had a guy trying to “break” the record for staying on the air the longest.

“BREAK” is used liberally as it was determined “though they decided not to go for the Guinness recognition. GM Bart Johnson tells Radio-Info that once they began the certification process, they realized there were some conditions they might not be comfortable with.”Radio Info

Exactly… John Walker had the advantage of breaking the Guinness World Record at a non-commercial, student radio station, at a time when most students were not available to fill shifts (Summer Break before the Fall Semester). WKLU is a commercial radio station with programming and personnel commitments that made adhering to the Guinness standards literally impossible. They sent their guy out to meet and greet (not acceptable for Guinness), they had to make money at the same time.

So while the Indy station is saying “world” record; but it’s not qualified as a Guinness record. It may be a record at the station, the city, the state, the part of the country; but it’s not a WORLD record. I guess in the “world” of WKLU, it’s a record. Party on, dude!


  • Doug Cockman said,

    Don, thanks for bringing this out in the open. I could care less what people think about me or you or this site, it upsets me that they are not giving John Walker his due. GreensboroSports.com followed this story as it unfolded and we know the hard work and real dedication John put forth to break this record. This argument that a “world record” and a “Guinness record” are two different things is moronic. Guinness is the standard by which world records are set….end of discussion. If John is reading the site, I want him to know that we know who the real record holder is and that we are proud he is from the Gate City.

  • Rob said,

    What a farce! Since John’s record has not been certified yet, WKLU is saying they beat the “recorded” record. However, they are failing to mention that they the only thing they broke while pursuing the record, was the rules. I kinda feel sorry for Mat Albro and the rest of the WKLU group. I wonder how many knew beforehand that this was just a big joke?

  • Mike said,

    And Larry Craig and OJ say they are innocent, too.
    You can’t trust everybody’s stories, especially when most of it’s coverup.

  • Davis Issacson said,

    THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS >>> john walker stayed on the radio LIVE and NON-STOP FOR SEVEN (7) DAYS STRAIGHT….LIVE…HE NEVER LEFT THAT RADIO STATION…175 HOURS…HE IS THE TRUE RECORD HOLDER AND ACTUALLY ITS A COMPLIMENT TO HIM THAT SOME OTHER PUNK THINKS HE IS THE NEW RADIO KING….NOT AT ALL…JOHNNY WALKER IS THE RADIO KING! JUST GOOGLE >> dj johnny walker wuag