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Needles and spins: Young music fans clamor for vintage turntables and vinyl records

Ever since Shaun Trafter blew the dust off his mother’s old turntable two years ago, he has been hunting in record stores and rummaging through piles at garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets for classic vinyl treasures.

It just so happens, he made his first find about the same time record stores began noticing a growing demand for LPs from a new clientele: college students like Trafter, a 22-year-old sophomore at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Trafter, a U.S. Marine Corps reservist who lives with his dad in Kansas City, Kan., has racked up nearly a hundred albums. Read the full story on the Kansas City Star’s website.


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