Jersey DJ breaks world on-air mark

JERSEY CITY - Glen Jones talked to Katie Couric and some rock 'n' roll heroes, played more than 700 tunes and subsisted for days without sleep en route to breaking a world record.

At 10:34 a.m. yesterday, Jones became the host of the longest continuous radio broadcast on record. At that point, it had gone on 73 hours, 34 minutes - one minute longer than a broadcast by British DJ Greg Daines.

Jones stayed on the air well into last night to extend the record.

The station said the broadcast must still be certified by Guinness World Records.

When Jones broke the record, he exclaimed, "I am the heavyweight champion of the world." Then, he played Frank Sinatra's rendition of "My Way."

Broadcasting on the Jersey City free-form station WFMU, the 39-year-old DJ talked on-air to callers including KISS's Gene Simmons and he appeared live on NBC's "The Today Show."

Jones was allowed a 15-minute break every eight hours.