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KWEM Radio @ ASU Mid-South

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Historic KWEM radio station which operates from campus, forever changed the musical landscape by allowing unknown or little known Memphis-area artists the opportunity to perform on air; KWEM gave birth to the ‘electric blues’ and started the rockabilly revolution that would lead to rock ’n’ roll and the Memphis sound.” Campus-based replica of the studio; historic music trail marker; station’s live play list included such legendary musicians such as Elvis Presley (his first radio performance was here in 1953), Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Klein, B.B. King, Sonny Boy Williamson, Albert King, Ike Turner, Reggie Young, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Junior Parker, James Cotton, Phineas and Calvin Newborn, Hubert Sumlin, Elmore James, Houston Stackhouse, Bobby Blue Bland.
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301
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