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Our sister station in Minneapolis, KCMP The Current, has put together the Purple Current music stream for the listening pleasure of Prince lovers everywhere, "exploring the musical legacy of Prince and beyond." Today, for Prince's 60th birthday, they're changing things up a bit and focusing on “The Current’s 60 Essential Prince Songs,” mixing in album reviews, interview clips and more.

We're celebrating Prince today too as one of our much-loved, much-missed FUV Essentials, so we thought we'd spotlight Purple Current here and through a conversation with The Current's resident "Purple Expert," Andrea Swensson. I had a chance to talk with Andrea about starting Purple Current, narrowing down Prince's massive catalog to just 60 songs, and her experiences meeting and writing about Prince over the years.

Listen to Purple Current via the TuneIn player above, and scroll down a bit further to hear my chat with Andrea. (We'll also air it just after 11 a.m. to get in a Purple mood for today's FUV Mixtape.)