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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Recorded live at the historic Founders Square Pavilion! Featuring TV chef Elizabeth Heiskell, country-rockers Young Valley, and bluesman Lightnin Malcolm. Tune in at 7 p.m. Central, on the radio or online.Read More
Take a radio road trip to the birthplace of the king of rock 'n' roll, Tupelo, MS, for an evening of music and poetry. Featuring poet Derrick Harriell, blues musician Marcus "Mookie" Cartwright, and soul-pop rockers Hannah Gill and the Hours. Tune in at 7 p.m. Central, on the radio or online.Read More
This Saturday, tune in for a special reading by Mississippi's poet laureate Beth Ann Fennelly. Also joining us are indie-pop rocker Dent May, along with Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band—representing perhaps "the last living link to America’s fife and drum blues music." ("T Magazine"). 7 p.m. Central, on the radio or online.Read More
This Saturday, award-winning food journalist Jessica B. Harris takes us back to a bustling 1970s New York City to hobnob with the likes of Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison and Nina Simone. Also joining us are soul/blues singer Devon Gilfillian and country-rock band The Artisanals.Read More
We're gearing up for the Neshoba County Fair this month! Get a taste of Mississippi's eight-day "Giant House Party" by tuning in to the next Thacker Mountain Radio Hour—recorded live at the 2017 fair. It airs this Saturday at 7 p.m.—on the radio or online. Featuring: Memphis blues powerhouse John Nemeth, undercover agent-turned-author Charlie Spillers, and pop-rock songwriter Coco Hames.Read More