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Wurly Gig: How the "Voice" of the Orpheum Reached its Vinyl Destination

In this WKNO special project, a look inside the gilded walls of the Orpheum Theatre as a group of music fans decide that the time has come to record the Mighty Wurlitzer organ for posterity.

And one more thing: the album simply MUST be released on vinyl.

How hard is it to produce a record? What does it cost? Can it be finished in time for Christmas?

Sink your ears into a story that brings the history of Wurlitzers and vinyl records together for a generation that is now rediscovering both.

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher has covered Memphis news, arts, culture and politics for more than 20 years in print and on the radio. He is currently WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.