We encourage our patrons to check out the Historical Marker commemorating this location on the Mississippi Blues Trail in front of Station 222, put together by the Mississippi Blues Commission.
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Station 222 Restaurant has deep roots in Greenwood's role on the Mississippi Blues Trail.
WGRM radio station moved to 222 Howard Street in 1939 when it was one of only 9 radio stations in the state of Mississippi. On Sundays the station presented gospel groups performing during a time when African American voices were largely excluded from live broadcasts. WGRM is particularly famous for performances by the Famous St. John's Gospel Singers, which included Riley King on guitar, who later adopted the nickname "B.B."
It was King's frustrations while performing with this group that drove him to Memphis where he focused on his passion for Blues music and began his career as a disk jockey.