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Mid-South News
6:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

You’ll Be Mine: Bringing Musical Tourism To West Memphis

In the 1940s and 1950s, KWEM was a stepping-stone for musicians on their way to greater fame. The original building still stands on Broadway Street in West Memphis, AR.

Every year more than 10 million visitors come to Memphis, and spend more than three billion dollars, much of it on music-related tourism. But few ever cross the bridge to West Memphis, Arkansas. Now some in the area are trying to change that by capitalizing on the rich musical history of an old West Memphis radio station, KWEM.

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