Nothing Compares 2 U: A radio tribute to the incomparable Prince

Prince at 36th NAACP Image Awards
Prince performs onstage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005, in Los Angeles. That night, Prince was honored with the Vanguard Award. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The Current is inviting listeners and radio stations across the country to honor Prince on Wednesday, May 4, with a simulcast of his hit song, "Nothing Compares 2 U." The song will be broadcast on stations from coast to coast at 5:07 p.m. Central, which marks "7 hours and 13 days" — a lyric from the song — since the musical icon's passing.

We encourage you to join in the tributes by sharing a Tweet, Facebook or Instagram a video of yourself singing along or paying tribute in other ways; use the #NothingCompares2U hashtag, and we'll collect your Tweets in the space below.

"We thought marking this moment over the airwaves with one of Prince's most ubiquitous songs would be a wonderful way to honor his legacy," Jim McGuinn says. "We hope that wherever Prince fans are, and whatever radio station they are listening to, they will take a minute to listen and remember his musical genius and artistry."

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:



KEXP (Seattle), WXPN (Philadelphia), WFUV (New York), KKXT (Dallas), KUTX (Austin), and Radio Milwaukee are among the stations who have already signed on for the simulcast. Other radio stations of any format are encouraged to blanket the airwaves with the song.

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