Friday, April 15, 2005
WIQH disc jockey on air for 48 hours
CCHS senior John Kilfoyle of West Street, a disc jockey at the CCHS radio station WIQH 88.3, set a record this past weekend when he was on the air for 48 hours straight. The broadcast began at 2 p.m. Friday and continued until 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The marathon broadcast began at the radio station's headquarters in the back corner of the high school with Kilfoyle hosting "Six Day Slide," a band from Boston, who performed from 2 to 4 p.m. Continuing throughout the weekend, highlights included a live broadcast from Concord's Dunkin' Donuts, a drive around Concord on the back of his father's flat-bed truck, and a well-attended event at Kimball Farm on Bedford Road on Saturday hosting the "Funky Fid and the White Chocolate" band.
While on air at night, not the usual 2 to 10 p.m. broadcast time, Kilfoyle encouraged residents to leave their radios on and give him a call. Encouraging calls came in from the station's limited listening area, including some from Carlisle.
Late Tuesday when we spoke with Kilfoyle, he sounded rested and raring to go again. He did admit to feeling exhausted by Sunday afternoon and being eager to get back home and "go straight to bed." "It was an excellent experience," reported Kilfoyle. "It went well and it was a lot of fun. Late afternoon at Kimball's was incredible. It was one of the highlights of the weekend. It was a warm, beautiful day with lots of people on hand. I would do it again."
Kilfoyle, who joined the station as a freshman, will be off to college in the fall and plans to major in broadcast communications.
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