Thacker Mountain Radio is a live, unrehearsed broadcast out of Oxford, Mississippi, that features author readings and a wide array of musical performances. For more than 20 years, Thacker Mountain Radio has broadcast literary readings and an eclectic mix of musical performances to “cheering, foot-stomping, applauding spectators” at Off Square Books, an annex of Square Books, one of America’s most prestigious independent bookstores. The free show is taped every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. during the fall and spring before an audience of 200, who are seated in wooden chairs inside Off Square Books. The program is rebroadcast each Saturday at 7:00 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
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This Saturday: Our 12th annual Delta Music Institute show, recorded at Delta State University! Featuring crime fiction writer William Boyle (“A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself”) with musical guest Mississippi native roots musician Beth McKee (“Dreamwood Acres”), plus a performance by the DMI Allstars.Read More
This Saturday on MPB: Join us for tales of war and forgiveness from authors Adam Makos and Ayesha Harruna Attah. Plus, rousing gospel renditions from Abbeville's East St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church Choir!Read More
This Saturday: Discover America from 2,500 feet with authors Deborah and James Fallows ("Our Towns"). Plus: award-winning singer-songwriter Bailey Bigger and Doug Seegers, a popular country music artist with one of the most amazing music-biz success stories you'll hear.Read More
This Saturday: Meet the winner of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, Bren McClain! Plus, Birmingham tunes from Early James, jazz piano with Bill Perry Jr. and a conversation with one cool cow. Your hosts: Jim Dees and house band the Yalobushwhackers.Read More
Join us Saturday at 7 p.m. for a special show recorded live at the Gertrude C. Ford Center—to open the 16th annual Oxford Film Festival! The guests: authors Sam Lipsyte (“Hark”) and Snowden Wright (“American Pop”), with musical act The Medium. Plus: Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band! Your hosts: Jim Dees and house band the Yalobushwhackers.Read More