Radio Recorders

Former Location –

Radio Recorders was known in the 1940’s and 1950’s for recording radio shows, both network and local on the East Coast and in the Mid-West for delayed broadcast to the Western states. 

This was well before tape recording was introduced, so the recordings were made on and played back from lacquer-coated aluminum discs. Studio C handled the recordings they received from dozens of telephone lines to the most prominent stations and networks. The studio could handle several programs at once, 24 hours a day, and often with a single engineer on duty.

Radio Recorders MonumentIn its prime, Radio Recorders was also known as the best recording facility in Los Angeles.

Artists that recorded in the studio include

Billie Holiday
Charlie Parker
Sam Cooke
B.B. King
Lucinda Williams
Louis Armstrong
Stevie Wonder
The Beach Boys
Patti Page
Elvis Presley
Jimi Hendrix
Frank Zappa
The Carpenters

Notable Recordings made at Radio Recorders:

The Jailhouse Rock Sessions by Elvis Presley
Hits Like Never Before by Elvis Presley
Blue Hawaii by Elvis Presley
Girl Happy by Elvis Presley
Fun In Acapulco by Elvis Presley
Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley
Only Sixteen / Let’s Go Steady Again ‎(7″, Single) by Sam Cooke
King Of The Blues / My Kind Of Blues by B.B. King
West by  Lucinda Williams

Radio Recorders
7000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90038