Sun Studio has a NEW and extraordinary display.
On display at Sun Studio is a replica of Dewey Phillips' studio at WHBQ Radio, where he hosted his nightly "Red, Hot & Blue" radio show from 9 till Midnight.
The tiles on the wall, the turntables, the audio board and microphone are from the original WHBQ studio on the mezzanine floor of the Chisca Hotel in downtown Memphis. The Chisca Hotel is currently under a $24 million dollar restoration.
It was in this studio that Sun Records founder Sam Phillips walked in one evening in July, 1954 and handed Dewey an acetate pressing of Elvis Presley's "That's Alright Mama" to introduce on the air.
Caroline Pratt, President of Elvis Presley Fans of Nashville, had the pleasure of seeing the display back in the month of April.
"The replica display exhibit of Dewey Phillips' WHBQ Radio Studio, is very nice and well put together. I am glad to see Dewey's studio at Sun Studio, as it wouldn't make sense to be on exhibit anywhere else. You can definitely see the replica as a great fitting representation of Dewey's studio. Thankfully, these Dewey Phillips' WHBQ artifacts have been saved and preserved from the Chisca Hotel. Its wonderful!"
Sun Studio tour tickets are $12.
sources: Elvis Presley Fans of Nashvile - Fan Club President, Caroline Pratt, Elvis Historian and operator of Mike's Memphis Tours - Mike Freeman, and Elvis Matters