Studios

Major Studios

List of major broadcast and recording studios of the past that helped to launch Rock ‘n’ Roll.

  • Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, California
  • Gold Star Studios, Hollywood, California
  • Sunset Studios, Hollywood, California

Independent Studios

List of independent broadcast and recording studios of the past that helped to launch Rock ‘n’ Roll.

  • Sun Records (aka Memphis Recording Service), Memphis Tennessee – the Big Bang of Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Nesman Studios, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Norman Petty Studios, Clovis, New Mexico
  • WJW 850 kHz AM Radio, Cleveland, Ohio – original radio home to the Alan Freed Show
  • WINS 1010 kHz AM Radio, New York, New York – NYC radio home to the Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party
  • KDAV 580 kHz AM Radio, Lubbock, Texas – known as the Buddy Holly Station, home to the 1953 Sunday Party and the Buddy and Bob Show
  • KWKH 1130 kHZ AM Radio, Shreveport, Louisiana – home of the Louisiana Hayride
  • WSM 650 kHz AM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee – 50,000-watt AM radio station was original radio home of the Grand Ole Opry and the WSM Barndance
  • XERF 1570 kHz AM Radio, Ciudad Acuña, Mexico – originally a 250,000-watt ‘border blaster’ radio station was radio to Wolfman Jack