Local radio stations air tributes to Prince

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) The sounds of a music icon dominating the airwaves after news of the death of Prince.  WDAS Radio Host Tony Brown says it’s shaken the music world.

"It's a strange feeling playing him for a whole show only to say that he's gone," said Brown. Tonight is typically “Throw Back Thursday” on Brown’s show. But instead, he’s throwing back to songs by Prince who Brown says had a diverse fan base.

"Prince played R&B, Pop, Rock and Roll, Jazz. Whatever he wanted to play he went into all realms of music," said Brown.

Over at WXPN Radio Dan Reed speaks to his listeners about the artist who he says was more than a pop star.

"He was a producer, he was an arranger, he was an entrepreneur and he started his own label. He had his own recording company up there and found some different artists. He was multi-faceted and tremendously talented," said Reed who also calls Prince a true musician.

"He had music flowing through his veins and that stuff's not teachable. It's in you. It's very sad," said Reed.

Gone at 57, Prince leaves behind timeless music.

"We can always go back to the music and remember them," said Brown.

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