Radio show demo created and curated by Prince for SiriusXM, featuring Prince cameos and other surprises, premieres tonight at 7pm EST on channel 30.
WHO: SiriusXM’s channel devoted to the music of Prince, the late GRAMMY®, Golden Globe and Academy Award® winner, begins today on channel 30 and SiriusXM’s streaming app.
WHAT: An extraordinary audio production: a never-before-heard demo of a conceptual radio show created by Prince for a Sirius Satellite Radio channel from 2005 will be heard for the first time ever. Created by Prince around the release of his celebrated 3121 album, the potential channel demo, running more than two hours, features songs from his unparalleled catalog, personal favorite selections by other artists, mixes, interviews, and a peek into his legendary vault of unreleased studio and live recordings. Prince collaborated with DJ Rashida, who hosts the show, with Prince joining throughout. Read more about the story behind the unreleased recording in the Vanity Fair exclusive, “The Prince Radio Show That Never Was”. The Prince Channel will also feature music from the legendary artist’s catalog, from early recordings to his biggest hits, a takeover from Sheila E., special playlists from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and SiriusXM’s recent Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince Town Hall, featuring Jimmy Jam, Sheila E. and H.E.R. Music by artists that Prince was closely connected to, inspired by, and collaborated with will also be featured.
WHEN: Friday, May 1 at 7pm EST
WHERE: SiriusXM’s The Prince Channel can be heard on channel 30 on all SiriusXM radios and can be found on the SiriusXM app in the Hip-Hop/R&B category. Anyone who is not already a SiriusXM subscriber can download the SiriusXM app or go to SiriusXM.com/streamfree, and start listening free of charge, with no credit card or commitment required, through May 30. The SiriusXM app is available on mobile phones, tablets and computers, as well as on a wide variety of connected devices in the home including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. The SiriusXM app also offers additional features such as SiriusXM video, Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora that listeners can curate themselves, and an On Demand library with more than 10,000 hours of archived shows, exclusive music performances, interviews and audio documentaries.