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Prince played at 6:07 today – but who can play just one Prince song

Prince to Be Simulcast on Radio Stations ‘7 Hours and 13 Days’ After His Death

Exactly 7 hours and 13 days after Prince’s death, radio stations across the country will team up to pay homage to the musical icon, who died on April 21.

The very specific time for the tribute comes from Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which opens with the line: “It’s been 7 hours and 13 days, since you took your love away.”

To mark the moment, Prince’s hometown radio station, Minneapolis’s The Current, has invited stations to join them in a simulcast where channels across the country will play Prince’s version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” at the same time, Wednesday at exactly 5:07 p.m. CT (that’s 6:07 ET/3:07 PT).

Prince wrote the track in the mid-1980s, but it was in 1990 that Sinead O’Connor took the song to the top of the Billboard charts, making one minor change to the lyrics, changing the time from “7 hours and 13 days” to “7 hours and 15 days.” A few years after the song become one of O’Connor’s hallmarks, Prince took the song to No. 62 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 1994.







Movies at the Little this Weekend

Saturday, April 30  is our ode Prince Rogers Nelson. You can celebrate the music of Prince in The Little Cafe from 5:30-6:30 as on-air hosts from WDKX share select Prince songs and special memories. At 6:45, things are turning purple. We’re screening Purple Rain at 6:45 in theater 1. No umbrellas are necessary.
Prince screening
Earlier that day, we’re celebrating International Jazz Day with a fun Miles Ahead event. We’ll screen the Don Cheadle-directed biopic at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in theater 1 and after the film, panelists — and jazz experts — Jack Garner and Derrick Lucas will lead a discussion about the movie. The awesome folks at Jazz90.1 are teaming with us for this Miles Davis-centric afternoon.
The fact that both these screenings will be in theater 1, makes this a good reason to makeSaturday a Little Day!