Spektrum Muzik hosts Record Store Day 2023



Customers browse Spekrum Muzik’s record collection on Record Store Day.

Record Store Day started in 2008 for “the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role they play in their communities,” according to the official Record Store Day site.

They primarily take place in locally owned record stores across the US, and Spektrum Muzik, owned and operated in Wichita, is no exception. This year’s Record Store Day was their 10th in a row.

When the store opened up at 8a.m. on Saturday, the line went into the alley behind the store. People came from all over Wichita to take a look at what Spektrum had to offer.

Each year, they pull a special selection that is first come, first serve and they go fast.

Alongside the records, they also sell special Record Store Day shirts, and they offered a giveaway for everyone who made a purchase during their hours. Winners of the giveaway received their choice of a $50 Spektrum gift card, a sealed original “Thriller” by Michael Jackson vinyl, a sealed original “Eat to the Beat” by Blondie vinyl, or a signed “Attention Attention” by Shinedown vinyl.

“It somehow never seems to get any easier,” Spektrum Muzik owners said on their Instagram page.