John William Payne

King Biscuit Time radio show host, 92


Photographs by Special to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette

King Biscuit Time radio host Sonny Payne interviews guest Wayne Washam during his show at the Delta Cultural Center Downtown Helena-West Helena.

John William Payne -- better known as "Sunshine Sonny" Payne -- the longtime host of King Biscuit Time, the award-winning radio show that influenced generations of blues musicians and fans, died Saturday in Helena-West Helena. He was 92.

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