WROX is honored with this Mississippi Blues Trail marker at 257 Delta Avenue, the location of the WROX Museum which in early 2012 was featured on the History Channel program "American Pickers". The WROX Museum is independently owned by Clarksdale businessman Bubba O'Keefe and is open on festival weekends and by appointment. Call (662) 645-8874 for information about the WROX Museum.
In 2005 WROX moved to its present location on DeSoto Avenue near the world-famous Blues Crossroads. The station originally broadcast with a 250-watt RCA transmitter (below left); in 1964 WROX's power increased to 1000 watts and an RCA BTA-1R transmitter (below right) was in service for the next 40 years. A new Broadcast Electronics AM-1A transmitter was installed in 2006 and in 2010 the 1450 AM signal gained an FM simulcast partner at 105.7 FM.
Early Wright, also known as "The Soul Man" (below) was the first black radio announcer in Mississippi when he joined WROX in 1947. For 52 years Early hosted a nightly show on WROX and interviewed personalities such as B.B. King, Charley Pride, Muddy Waters, Bobby Rush, Sam Cooke, Rufus Thomas, Elvis Presley, Little Milton and Pinetop Perkins. Early is also credited with fostering the musical career of Ike Turner, who worked at WROX as a janitor while attending Clarksdale High School. During his tenure at WROX Early was fetured in many national publications including The New York Times.
Today WROX plays familiar songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s by Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, the Temptations, Lionel Richie, Prince, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, Al Green and others plus at least one blues song each hour from artists like B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Howlin' Wolf and contemporary Mississippi blues perfomers including Big George Brock and "T-Model" Ford.
WROX is the only 100% locally-programmed broadcast station serving Coahoma county and targets adults ages 25-54. An affiliate of Fox News Radio, WROX delivers local weather every hour, local news every morning, local public affairs programming every weekend and actively supports local charity and community service events year-round.