Historic Markers Across Tennessee

WLOK Radio Station

Marker ID: THC 4E 135
Location: South Second Street, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 8.146    W 090° 3.379
  35.13576666    -90.05631666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


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.