I don't remember where I was when I first found out but I remember listening to KJAZ all that day in shock. I wonder where he would have explored musically had had he not left so soon. His commentary on today's music scene likely would have been, ah, interesting.
I do remember the Miles Davis memorial broadcast from WKCR, Columbia University....played everything Miles ever recorded round the clock consecutively took almost 6 days if I remember correctly.....I listened to many,many hours of it.
Miles died the day of the old John Coltrane Memorial Concert at Berklee and I had heard about it earlier. It was obvious that a majority of people hadn't heard though. When they announced it at the start of the concert, the crowd was stunned.