KWEM Radio Marker
Here is where emerging and talented local musicians played live on the air from 1947-1955. Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash, Ike Turner, Junior Parker and Albert King all graced the KWEM studio. KWEM Radio was an integral player in the development and dissemination of the Delta sound that morphed into American rock ‘n’ roll music. The marker is on the site of the original radio station. A stop on the Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil and Soul and the African American Heritage Trail.