In this episode of The Remix, on April 21, 2016 Prince Rogers Nelson passed away. We discussed everyone's Prince memory. We played 6 hours of Prince music.
"Thank u 2 everyone who tuned in and participated in Friday night/Saturday mourning's tribute on The Remix on 89.3FM.
I went 2 see my parents yesterday. They said they stayed up and listened 4 the first 2 hours or so and said it was good. Thats so special 2 me.
We never stopped getting calls from midnight 2 a quarter 2 six about him and what he meant 2 everyone. We couldn't get 2 u all. I'm so sorry.
Dj Yogi and eye did our best 2 span his catalogue. Eye didn't come home 2 sleep after work before the show like usual. My mind and body wouldn't let me. Eye just worked on the music. I didn't leave at 3 like I was suppose 2, but continued 2 live in the music.
It was exactly what eye felt a proper tribute 2 him should've been. Eye honestly feel in my heart he would've been proud. Your calls thanking us 4 playing tracks u never heard OR what others had not played mirrored my sentiments.
Thank u 2 the "Purple Posse": Moiya, Toni, Whitney, and Tierra, 4 coming thru and making something that had the potential of being so heartbreaking, feel more like a homegoing.
I Wish U Heaven." Brittany Manson
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Shane Brown could change records on his family's turntable before he could walk and can't remember spending his allowance money on anything OTHER than music. In high school, he finally convinced the administration that he'd make a better Homecoming DJ than the creepers they usually hired. From there, it's been a non-stop array of Midwest parties, frat houses, and clubs. In the 90s, he co-founded Exstasis Promotions and played a lead role in bringing rave culture to the corn belt. In the 00s, a fill-in gig turned into a decade-long residency at 2nd Ave./RIBCO in Rock Island, IL. Some folks know him better for his award-winning weekly humor column in the Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus newspapers, but decades of club kids know him as one of the most trusted open-format DJs in the Midwest. Catch his current residency at the McClellan Stockade in the Village of East Davenport, IA.
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