Medical incident ends MN DJ’s sleepless attempt to break record

It started as an attempt to break the world’s longest radio broadcast, but the a sleepless endeavor ended earlier than planned when a Mankato DJ passed out.

Z99’s Brad Steele set off to break the Guinness World Record for non-stop broadcasting, a mark of eight days and eight hours.

But he was cut short after two days and 18 hours when the Mankato Free Press reports his blood pressure rose around 3 a.m. Thursday, causing him to pass out.

In a Facebook post, Z99 called it an “incident that led to the paramedics” coming to the station, saying Steele then determined his health was most important at the time and ended it.

On Friday, Steele gave an update on his Facebook page, saying he’d basically been sleeping since leaving the station Thursday and thanking everyone involved, before finishing with:

“Remember the main focus is Leep not me … I’m ready…

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