INSPIRED by record breaker Chris Moyles two community radio presenters took to the airwaves for 48 hours straight last week to raise cash for charity.
Kieran McKennas and Ibrahim Abbas decided to take on the marathon task from 7am on Wednesday to the same time on Friday, in a bid to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
The pair, who volunteer for Harrow Community Radio Station, were allowed just five minutes rest per hour which they could 'bank' for a short sleep later on.
Speaking to the Observer after nearing the 30 hour mark the duo had slept just 25 minutes at around 4am but were upbeat about the final stretch.
Twenty-year-old Kieran, of Kenmore Avenue, Kenton, said: "To be honest we are both feeling fine and just buzzing to finish it. The amount of support we have had has been crazy.
"The song requests have come in at all hours and we have had texts and tweets from as far away as Montreal, Sydney and China, as well as backing from some celebrities, which is fantastic.
"I have always wanted to get in to radio from a very early age and was inspired to have a go at doing 48 hours by Chris Moyles record breaking broadcast on Radio One.
"We chose the Teenage Cancer Trust because it gets a lot less coverage than some of the bigger charities and it is a very worthy cause."
Although Kieran, who works full time as a drummer for Irish rock band The Reels, and 22-year-old nursery worker Ibrahim have been volunteering at the station for the past six months the past few weeks have represented a first for both them and many others at the radio station.
Before this month the station was broadcast solely on the internet but having been granted a 28 day temporary licence they have spent the past few weeks on the airwaves on 87.7fm.
They are hopeful to get a permanent licence in the future but speaking about the move Ibrahim, of St Augustine Avenue, Wembley, added: "It is quite different going out on the airwaves but it has been great.
"Their seems to be a lot more interaction with listeners and we have all really enjoyed it.
"Doing this has just been an added bonus and I couldn't let him do it on his own, it would be very difficult to do it with no one else around."
n. To sponsor the pair in their bid to raise cash for Teenage Cancer Trust visit www.justgiving Kieran McKennas