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Radio pays tribute to Prince

Friday 22 April, 2016
The music industry has lost another icon with the sudden death of Prince who died suddenly at the age of 57, just days after he was rushed to hospital with the flu. 

iHeartRadio and ARN are paying tribute to the music great.
 
As tributes continue to flow following the sad news of the death of music legend Prince, iHeartRadio have created a tribute station celebrating the all the music fans love. 
 
ARN stations across the country will also be playing some of Prince’s best and most loved songs across the day.

Melbourne Gold 104.3’s Jo Stanley was brought to tears on air following the news of Prince’s death, attached is the audio the station played as a tribute to the music icon.


 

All day today ARN stations across the country will be paying tribute to Prince with music and interviews, with WSFM 101.7 and GOLD104.3 also changing the plectrum in their logo to purple to honour the star. 

In Melbourne, GOLD104.3 featured a Pop-Up Countdown at 10am with songs Prince has written for other artists, will be playing Prince songs every hour and featuring interviews with Glenn A Baker, Journalist Tim Nelson from Paisley Park Studios in the US and Gavin Miller. All leading up to GOLD104.3’s Tribute To Prince from 5 – 6pm with Gavin Miller featuring interviews, tributes, music, celeb tweets, listener reaction and digging into GOLD104.3’s archive of Prince interviews
 
In Sydney, WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda took calls from listeners who shared their Prince stories and also featured tributes with music and interviews which will continue to be played across the day as well as playing interview with stars Prince wrote songs for including Martika, The Bangles, and Sinead O’Connor.
 
Over on KIIS 1065, the station featured a ‘KIIStory’ of Prince looking at his life and musical achievements and the Stafford Brothers will do an exclusive mash up of Prince’s hits at 2pm.
 

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