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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Black holes and messages from the dead, plus rock-and-soul! Novelist Nell Freudenberger, Spencer Thomas of Young Valley, singer-songwriter Louise Page and a special appearance by Maggie Rose.Read More
Our annual Oxford Conference for the Book show! Joining us: author Ken Wells (The Gumbo Life), singer-songwriter Sydney Layne, and party band The Soul Tones.Read More
This Saturday: Spoken word artist Minton Sparks! Plus, Lovejoy Boteler's true-crime stories of a Mississippi kidnapping ("Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard”)—and musical guest The Wineskins.Read More
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