This tribute is the brain child of KCMP Minneapolis Program Director Jim McGuinn who said:
"Like [David] Bowie, Prince's music made us all more alive, more accepting, more open to being able to express who we are. But, like no artist in our lifetimes, Prince united people with his music. Black, white, young, old, rich, poor, he cut across all boundaries with music that touched on rock, funk, soul, pop, R&B, new wave and jazz, and the world responded.
We just wanted to honor the man we called our friend, and the music we all love, and thought that maybe we might be able to get radio stations all over the world to share this moment with fans who are missing this great artist."
Prince's hit single "Nothing Compares 2 U" will receive the penultimate radio homage as stations across North America agree to simultaneously hit play 7 hours and 13 days after his passing.
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As tributes continue to pour in for the Purple Rain singer, radio stations across the continent will come together 7 hours and 13 days after his death to host a simulcast of "Nothing Compares 2 U."
Tune in to KiSS 1053 at 6:07PM, May 4th, to hear the fitting tribute.