Prince and the Revolution Live Radio Specials

Two Free One-Hour Radio Specials Available to Premiere Memorial Day Weekend 2022

Perfect content to preview the Prince and the Revolution Live release before it's available on June 2, 2022. Also great to air around Prince's birthday (June 7) or anytime this spring or summer.

  • The Story of Prince and the Revolution: Live Documentary produced by the Prince Estate. Host Andrea Swensson takes you inside the Purple Rain tour. Features music from Prince and the Revolution Live and exclusive interviews with members of The Revolution—Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby “Z” Rivkin, Mark Brown, and Matt “Dr.” Fink.
  • Prince and the Revolution: Live Concert SpecialHighlights of the Prince and the Revolution Live release formatted for a one-hour broadcast (54:00 total, three 18:00 segments).

Radio Special Details

  • Artist: Prince
  • Title: Prince and the Revolution Live Radio Special
  • Producer: The Prince Estate
  • Host: Andrea Swensson
  • Premiere Date: May 27, 2022
  • Broadcast Window: Spring/Summer 2022
  • Interviews: Members of The Revolution—Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby “Z” Rivkin, Mark Brown, and Matt “Dr.” Fink
  • Music: Songs from Prince's album, Prince and the Revolution Live, released June 3, 2022
  • Media: Two one-hour specials available - "The Story of Prince and The Revolution: Live" documentary with interviews and a one-hour live concert show.
  • Signup: Click "Airdates Submission Form" below to request this program for your station, including any specific or approximate airdates.
  • Distribution: Download links for PRX, Airplay Direct, Dropbox and other services will be posted by mid-May.
  • Broadcast Terms: Free program available to air as-is in any terrestrial or digital linear broadcast. No spots, no barter, no costs, no problem.
  • Podcast: Content will be edited as a four part podcast series on all podcast platforms, to share on any websites, blogs or social media. Music excerpts approved by the copyright holders will be included in place of the full album tracks heard in the radio special.
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    Prince & The Revolution Live

    Live concert special. Songs from Prince & The Revolution Live in Syracuse NY, March 30, 1985, split into three segments for one hour of radio.

    No host, no commentary, no built-in spots, no barter, all Prince.

    54:50 of content sequenced for broadcast in three parts as listed below, with two breaks to insert your own spots.

    “Take Me With U” (4:57) is also available as a bonus song to fill the hour with more music (59:48 total time).

    Dropbox download link leads to two options in separate folders. Use “Prince Live Segments” for the three full parts or “Prince Live Tracks” for each song as a separate track.

    1. Segment 1 (18:21)
      • Let’s Go Crazy
      • Delirious
      • 1999
      • Little Red Corvette
    2. Segment 2 (17:33)
      • The Beautiful Ones
      • When Doves Cry
      • I Would Die 4 U
    3. Segment 3 (18:56)
      • Purple Rain
    • Bonus song (4:57)
      • Take Me With U

    The Story of Prince & The Revolution: Live

    Documentary produced by the Prince Estate. Host Andrea Swensson takes you inside the Purple Rain tour. Features music from Prince and the Revolution Live and exclusive interviews with members of The Revolution—Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby “Z” Rivkin, Mark Brown, and Matt “Dr.” Fink.

    Please refer to these sample cue sheets with average segment lengths while the show in production. Exact details will be updated here as they are confirmed.

    Two 1:00 music beds (**) are included for use as needed: as-is, live-read music beds, or to be replaced by your own pre-produced content.

    59:00 Version

    3 segments, 2 breaks, up to 3:00 of local spots, primarily for non-commercial radio broadcasts.

    1. Segment 1 (19:00)
      • In: interview excerpt
      • Out: “I’m Andrea Swensson and you’re listening to Prince and the Revolution Live.”
      • Song:
    2. Break 1 (1:00) **
      • Song:
    3. Segment 2 (19:00)
      • In: “Welcome back to Prince and the Revolution Live, I’m Andrea Swensson”
      • Out: “I’m Andrea Swensson and you’re listening to Prince and the Revolution Live.”
      • Songs:
    4. Break 2 (1:00) **
      • Song:
    5. Segment 3 (19:00)
      • In: “Welcome back to Prince and the Revolution Live, I’m Andrea Swensson.”
      • Out: “I’m Andrea Swensson, and thanks for listening.”
      • Songs:

    54:00 / 52:00 Version

    4 segments, 3 breaks, up to 8:00 for local spots / promos / news. Top of the hour news can easily be inserted in the “news-hole” between the Billboard / Intro and Segment 1.

    1. Billboard / Intro (1:00)
      • In: interview excerpt
      • Out: “I’m Andrea Swensson and you’re listening to Prince and the Revolution Live.”
      • Song:
    2. Segment 1 (17:00)
      • In: “Welcome back to Prince and the Revolution Live, I’m Andrea Swensson”
      • Out: “I’m Andrea Swensson and you’re listening to Prince and the Revolution Live.”
      • Song:
    3. Break 1 (1:00) **
      • Song:
    4. Segment 2 (17:00)
      • In: “Welcome back to Prince and the Revolution Live, I’m Andrea Swensson”
      • Out: “I’m Andrea Swensson and you’re listening to Prince and the Revolution Live.”
      • Songs:
    5. Break 2 (1:00) **
      • Song:
    6. Segment 3 (17:00)
      • In: “Welcome back to Prince and the Revolution Live, I’m Andrea Swensson.”
      • Out: “I’m Andrea Swensson, and thanks for listening.”
      • Songs: