Spike's Blues: The end of an era

May 26, 2017

Richard Lee Young AKA Spike Graham

One of the longest running programs on WVAS-FM is making its final run tonight. Spike's Blues, hosted by Spike Graham also known as Richard Lee Young is ending production of its regular programming. The show first premiered on WVAS in 1994 and listeners could hear a variety of blues from the Mississippi Delta, local blues artists, traditional blues and modern day blues. Young, an accomplished musician himself who formed the Spike Graham Orchestra will be embarking on other endeavors. In a statement, Young says "Thanks to WVAS for giving me a quarter of a century to showcase the music that is so dear to my heart." Going forward, WVAS will air past episodes of Spike's Blues for the next several weeks and a new program will be announced at a later date. Spike's Blues airs at 9 p.m.