Kolkata’s most popular RJ duo Rakesh and Pragya who host the programme Chalte Chalte on BIG 92..7 FM are all set to attempt a unique record-breaking on air marathon which will last for 100 hours. The unique on air marathon will begin on September 10, 2007 at 5:00pm and end on September 14, 2007 at 9pm. The duo has taken up the challenge on behalf of their fans who have urged them night and day for over a week, to take up this unique record breaking feat.
This unusual record requires the Radio Jockeys to have immense passion for Radio, given that it is a true endurance test. A chain of such marathons are being attempted for the first time by BIG 92.7 FM RJs. Rakesh and Pragya have been preparing themselves for this marathon both physically and mentally and undertaking several fitness, yoga and meditation classes to ensure the highest levels of patience, commitment and focus. These preparations along with prayers to the almightily and blessings from their near and dear ones and best wishes of their huge band of loyal fans will help them through this attempt.
BIG 92.7 FM has ensured all arrangements required like medical assistance, food, energy drinks, string of well wishers to ensure Rakesh and Pragya are in high spirits and also chalked out a detailed programming plan to ensure the successful completion of the marathon.
Rakesh and Pragya will begin the marathon with celebrities, friends and fans who are expected to call BIG 92.7 FM, to wish them luck and pray for a successful marathon completion. Other jocks of the Station will travel to different parts of Kolkata and connect with the public – wherein they can speak with Rakesh and Pragya and check on their progress. Listeners also stand to win some amazing prizes as they cheer for Rakesh and Pragya. There are a lot of on ground activities planned as well for this rare feat attempted by Kolkata’s favorite jocks. Sweets and cakes will be distributed at all vantage points of the city as the RJ duo crosses every 100th minute Prominent tea stalls across the town will be congregation points for fans to meet , wish the jocks and even go live on air with them and send in their dedications. “Power Horse” energy drink will take care of the duos energy levels throughout the record breaking attempt.
Speaking about their attempt, RJ Pragya & RJ Rakesh echo in a very jovial mood, “We are excited and nervous, both at the same time. It is great that we and our listeners will be together through the days and nights keeping each other company (laughs). We know the wishes of the people of Kolkata are with us and are all geared to complete the marathon. In fact we don’t want to stop at just 100 hours. If all is well and god willing we will manage to stay on air for the maximum time that we can. We just want the city of Kolkata to be with us through the marathon. “
Speaking about Rakesh and Pragya’s attempt at this record, Bodhayan Roy Chaudhury, Station Head, BIG 92.7 FM, Kolkata said, “Rakesh and Pragya are undoubtedly Kolkata’s most popular RJs, they have scaled the heights of their profession and their commitment and focus and passion for excellence remains unchanged. We are proud to have such talented RJs with us and we will all be here cheering and rooting for them with each passing hour. Given their passion and love for Radio, I think BIG 92.7 FM and Rakesh and Pragya are going to keep the listeners very happy.”