New book 'Atlanta Record Stores: An Oral History' explores how vinyl has survived over decades

Atlanta-based music journalist Chad Radford has a new book out, "Atlanta Record Stores: An Oral History.” (Photo credit Chad Radford)

Atlanta-based music journalist Chad Radford has spent decades collecting vinyl from the city’s independent record stores. During this time, the founder of and former music editor at Creative Loafing has gotten to know the people behind the counters and the stories behind the stores.

His new book, “Atlanta Record Stores: An Oral History,” is a collection of first-person accounts exploring how vinyl has survived new technology from 8 tracks to CDs to streaming and why the industry continues to thrive.

In this interview, Radford spoke with “City Lights” senior producer Kim Drobes about his new book.

More information about the book is available here.