Record Exchange

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The Record Exchange is a long-time vinyl and audio cd store in downtown Salem. Their current address is 256 Washington Street, though they began a few blocks away at 116 Lafayette Street, 43 years ago.

The owner and founder of the shop was Ross "Skip" Kolhonen, who passed away Dec. 1, 2017. All the people who knew "Skip" will remember his loyalty and kindness.

Some of his passions were golf, travel and running.

Two of his long time workers are Paul Bazylinski and singer Barrence Whitfield.

See Also

Vertical File in Salem Collection - Businesses

Remembering Ross "Skip" Kohonen; The Record Exchange owner was the warmest guy Salem Gazette, Dec. 15, 2017

"Store sells records of musical past" Salem Evening News, Apr.6, 1999, p. C3