By Frank Morris
Kansas City, MO – This week was the last one for a Kansas City counter cultural institution. The Music Exchange in Westport closed Wednesday night, February 15 after 26 years of business. The closing is part of a broad national trend that has seen nearly half the independent music stores in business five years ago close. This trend will be felt especially hard in Kansas City next month when the central city's other independent record store, Recycled Sounds, shuts its doors, too. KCUR's Frank Morris reports.