West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 26,245 at the 2010 census, ranking it as the state's 12th largest city, behind Hot Springs. It is considered part of the Memphis metropolitan area, and is located directly across the Mississippi River from Memphis.
West Memphis was officially incorporated in 1923 and continued to grow to become the largest city in Crittenden County. The availability of river and rail transportation transformed West Memphis into the manufacturing and distribution hub of the county. Although in the 1930s West Memphis, along with the rest of the Mississippi Delta had fallen on hard times due to the national economic depression and the devastating 1927 flood in the Mississippi River Valley, the city grew and developed at a record pace. However, the most notable export of West Memphis from that era became its original Blues music. At one time Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, Mr. Lockwood, and B.B. King all called West Memphis home.
Economy: Primarily because of its central location and transportation infrastructure, West Memphis has become a hub for distribution and assembly operations. Healthcare has become a large component of the city's business with Crittenden Regional Hospital, numerous clinics and nursing homes located in town.
Broadway is the downtown district for the city of West Memphis. This downtown area has more than 84 stores and restaurants lining the street and is still growing. Broadway is the host of the city's "Blues on Broadway," hosting famous blues singers. City officials are still finding ways to renovate this area.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,399, and the median income for a family was $32,465.
WEVL 89.9 FM Memphis, TN Variety
KXRL 90.1 FM Cherry Valley, AR Christian Contemporary
WUMR 91.7 FM 18.1 mi. Memphis, TN Jazz
WKQK 94.1 FM Germantown, TN Classic Hits
KJIW (CP) 94.5 FM Helena, AR Gospel Music
WKVF 94.9 FM Bartlett, TN Christian Contemporary
WIVG 96.1 FM Tunica, MS Top-40
W244BY (KJMS) 96.7 FM Memphis, TN Urban Contemporary
KJMS 101.1 FM Olive Branch, MS Urban Contemporary
KWNW (CP) 101.9 FM Crawfordsville, AR Top-40
KTRQ 102.3 FM Colt, AR Oldies
WRBO 103.5 FM Como, MS Rhythmic Oldies
KXHT 107.1 FM Marion, AR Hip Hop
WHBQ 107.5 FM Germantown, TN Top-40
WHBQ 560 AM Memphis, TN Sports
WREC 600 AM Memphis, TN News/Talk
KQPN 730 AM West Memphis, AR Sports
WMC 790 AM Memphis, TN Sports
WDIA 1070 AM Memphis, TN Urban Contemporary
WKRA 1110 AM Holly Springs, MS Gospel Music
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Ephesians Styling Salon - Category: Hair Salons - 1800 North Missouri Street
West Memphis, AR 72301 (870) 702-7775
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Africa Enterprises - Category: Black Book Stores - 707 E. Broadway
W. Memphis, AR 72301 (501) 735-1212
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Bourbon Street Steakhouse-Grill - Category: Steakhouse, Southern/Soul - 1550 Ingram Blvd. West Memphis, AR 72301 (870) 735-3670
Chicken Coop - Category: Southern/Soul - 420 W Broadway St
West Memphis, AR 72301 (870) 733-9898
D'Bo's Wings n' More - Category: Barbecue, Southern/Soul - 1397 Missouri St.
West Memphis, AR 72301 (870) 394-9242 - (visit website)
Granny's Soul Food - Category: Southern/Soul - 1613 E Broadway St
West Memphis, AR 72301 (870) 702-7398
Madea's Kitchen - Category: Southern/Soul, American, Breakfast/Brunch - 510 N. Missouri St West Memphis, AR 72301 (870) 394-4938
Roadside BBQ - Category: Barbecue, Southern/Soul - 196 State Highway 147
Proctor, AR 72376 (870) 733-9208
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