What to know
The longest-running daily radio show in the United States, the legendary program was hosted by Blues Hall of Fame member “Sunshine” Sonny Payne until his death in February 2018. The first show aired on Nov. 21, 1941, and featured Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Lockwood, Jr. The name came from the show’s sponsor, King Biscuit flour. Payne became full-time host in 1951 and continued to until he passed away. Thomas Jacques now broadcasts live from the Delta Cultural Center weekdays at 12:15. The Peabody Award-winning program has a worldwide audience via the Web. Visitors are welcomed to sit in and watch the live broadcasts.