Purple Reign: Hear Prince's catalogue starting at 6 p.m. CDT Friday

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Prince performs onstage during the "HitnRun" tour at The Fox Theatre on April 9, 2015, in Detroit. (Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

On Thursday, April 21, Minnesota and the world lost a beloved musical icon when Prince died at the age of 57. So we're celebrating the life, music, and legacy of Prince by playing his catalogue, A to W, with 26 hours of music.

Listen starting at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Friday, April 22, when The Current will play Prince's catalogue from A to W (strictly speaking, it doesn't include the letters X, Y and Z). The playlist will run approximately 26 hours and conclude at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

Listeners in the Twin Cities can find The Current on 89.3 FM; if you're in Rochester, Minn., listen on 88.7 FM; those in Duluth, Minn., can find The Current on 90.9 FM. Here is a complete list of The Current's FM frequencies in Minnesota. If you're in Los Angeles and have an HD radio, you can listen to The Current any time on 89.3 HD 2. And you can always stream The Current from anywhere in the world on:

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Alternatively, you can also hear Prince's entire catalogue A to W on our Local Current stream, starting at 6 p.m. CDT. This un-hosted progamming will repeat starting at 7 p.m. CDT on Saturday and continue into Sunday, April 24.

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Join The Current's hosts as we continue to remember and to celebrate Prince with you.

Programming Schedule (all times CDT)


Friday, April 22
6 p.m Mark Wheat
10 p.m. Brian Oake
Saturday, April 23
12 a.m. Jade
2 a.m. Jill Riley
4 a.m. Sean McPherson
6 a.m. Jim McGuinn
10 a.m. Bill DeVille
3 p.m. Mac Wilson
7 p.m. Sean McPherson
8 - 11 p.m. Radio Free Current - Prince Requests, with host Sean McPherson
11 p.m. DJ Shannon Blowtorch's Saturday Prince Mix
Sunday, April 24
6 p.m. The Local Show Hour 1 - Live performances from Thursday's Prince Memorial Street Party, with host Andrea Swensson
7 p.m. The Local Show Hour 2 - Purple Reign, Radio Special from The Current and American Public Media, with host Jill Riley

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