“Sunshine” Sonny Payne, host of the long-running King Biscuit Time radio show, has passed away. He was 92 years old.
The program, which aired on KFFA 1360 AM in Helena-West Helena, was the longest-running blues show in the country. Payne began hosting the show in 1951. Artists from BB King to Levon Helm have credited him as an influence in their music. Guests included Muddy Waters and Robert Plant. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010.
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