|Broadcast area||Coahoma County, Mississippi|
|Branding||WROX 97.5FM - Clarksdale - AM1450|
|Slogan||Classic Soul Rhythm & Blues|
|Translator(s)||97.5 MHz (W248CL - Clarksdale)|
|First air date||June 5, 1944|
|Callsign meaning||sounds like "rocks"|
|Affiliations||Fox News Radio|
|Owner||LL James Media, LLC|
Original WROX building at 257 Delta Avenue in Clarksdale
|Location||257 Delta Ave., Clarksdale, Mississippi|
|NRHP reference #||02000854|
|Added to NRHP||August 9, 2002|
WROX is noted for having had the first black radio announcer in Mississippi, Early Wright, also known as "The Soul Man". Musicians Wright hosted on WROX included Sam Cooke, B.B. King, Little Milton, Pinetop Perkins, Elvis Presley, Charley Pride, Bobby Rush, Rufus Thomas, and Muddy Waters. Others performers on WROX included Ike Turner, Jackie Brenston, Raymond Hill, Robert Nighthawk, Doctor Ross, and Sonny Boy Williamson II. Turner worked as a janitor at WROX, while attending Clarksdale High School, and he was a disc jockey on a show called "Jive Till Five."
WROX started transmitting on June 5, 1944, operating from 321 Delta Avenue with 250 watts. It moved to 257 Delta Avenue in July 1945, presently the location of the WROX museum. Station power was increased to 1000 watts in 1964, using a RCA BTA-1R transmitter. The 257 Delta Avenue location was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, and a Mississippi Blues Trail marker was placed there. The AM transmitter was updated with a Broadcast Electronics AM-1A transmitter in 2006. The FM simulcast on 105.7 FM was set up in 2010.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Cheseborough, Steve. Blues Traveling, The Holy Sites of Delta Blues. 3rd ed. University Press of Mississippi, 2009. ISBN 978-1-60473-124-8. p. 93.
- "WROX History". WROX Radio. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
- "WROX - Clarksdale". Mississippi Blues Commission. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
- Audra Leslie Brecher (August 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: WROX Building" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-11-06. Photos
- WROX web site
- radio-locator.com record
- Station Details (FCC)
- Paul Wilson: It’s That Major Market Attitude
- He was tired of big bad corporate radio, so he bought his own station
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WROX
- Radio-Locator Information on WROX
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WROX
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