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Oklahoma City record store to celebrate anniversary with record swap

A record swap is planned Saturday to celebrate the anniversary of Trolley Stop Record Shop in Oklahoma City.
by Robert Medley Published: November 12, 2012

One year after opening a store for record lovers, John Dunning will celebrate by hosting a vinyl swap and live music event.

People are urged to bring their records and their dancing shoes to Trolley Stop Record Shop, 1807 N Classen Blvd., from 10 a.m. to closing Saturday.

Dunning, 60, has thousands of records for sale in the store. He has been buying records since the early 1960s.

“I thought this would be a fun thing to do to mark the year we have had,” Dunning said. “It has been a good year.”

Oklahoma disc jockey legend Dale Wehba will host a music trivia show with prizes at noon. Wehba had a long career on radio from the 1950s through the '90s.

“I'm going to play some of the records. If someone wants to hear something, I'll play it,” Wehba said. “There are not too many record stores around.”

Wehba said it's not just older people interested in nostalgia who are buying records these days. Younger people are buying records, too.

The local band Nervous Breakdown, featuring longtime Oklahoma City drummer Michael Newberry, will play during the event.

Anyone is welcome to bring records to swap, Dunning said.

As the popularity of records continues to grow, so does his, he said.

“I have a ringside seat here at the shop to see how people are getting back into vinyl,” Dunning said. “One person starts buying records and then they tell a few others. It's infectious.”

For more information, call Dunning at 208-8833.

by Robert Medley
Breaking News Reporter
Robert Medley has been a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1989, covering various news beats in the Oklahoma City metro area and in the Norman news bureau. He has been part of the breaking news team since 2008. A 1987 University of Oklahoma...
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