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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"New York Times" best-selling author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah joins us this week, reading from "Friday Black"! Plus, Grammy-nominated blues musician Cedric Burnside and Memphis surf-rock band Impala. Tune in at 7 p.m. Central. Hosted by Jim Dees and house band the Yalobushwhackers.Read More
This week: magic realism, island breezes and a twangy naked party! Featuring author Wayétu Moore (“She Would Be King”), with musical guests The Nude Party and Ricky Burkhead and the Pan Caribbean Delegation. Hosted by Jim Dees and the Yalobushwhackers. Saturday at 7 p.m.Read More
This week, “True Detective" meets "The Exorcist" in Jimmy Cajoleas's new young adult novel "The Good Demon." Plus: Southern soul from The Red Clay Strays—and the Memphis Ukulele Band! Hosted by Jim Dees and the Yalobushwhackers. Saturday at 7 p.m.Read More
This Saturday, tune in for a "Pulitzer Prize–winning evening" from Ocean Springs, MS! Featuring Jack E. Davis, author of "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea"; New Orleans funk keyboardist Jon Cleary; and Ocean Springs native Molly Thomas. Hosted by Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers. 7 p.m. Central, on the radio or online.Read More
This Saturday at 7 p.m., it's a special Sarahfest show recorded at Rowan Oak! Featuring poet Ashley M. Jones, Memphis soul sax band Hope Clayburn and the Soul Scrimmage, and New Orleans singer-songwriter Tasche de la Rocha. Hosted by Jim Dees and house band the Yalobushwhackers.Read More