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WLOK Radio Station

 
 
WLOK Radio Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 19, 2008
1. WLOK Radio Station Marker
Inscription. In 1977 WLOK became Memphis' first African-American owned radio station. Established on this site, Gilliam Communications' WLOK is a family-oriented format on which many of the nation's top African-American leaders have appeared. Several of the nation's leading disc jockeys starred here. WLOK's community involvement includes college scholarships and the renowned WLOK Stone Soul Picnic. The station's call letters, WLOK-AM, are "A Family Tradition."
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 135.)
 
Location. 35° 8.146′ N, 90° 3.379′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on South Second Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lorraine Motel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Blues Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Blues Trail From Mississippi to Memphis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beale Street #2 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beale Street #1 (approx. 0.3 miles away);
WLOK Radio Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 19, 2008
2. WLOK Radio Station Marker
Schools For Freedmen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lansky Brothers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beale Street #3 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  WLOK Radio Station. (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCommunicationsEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on November 24, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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