• Thacker News: Thacker Mountain Radio honored by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters

      The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, the long-running music and literature program heard weekly on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, was awarded a “Certificate of Merit” by the Mississippi Institute of Arts

  • Host Post: Dead, Not Gone

    by Jim Dees If Mississippi’s most notable cultural exports are words and music, the work of the late Willie Morris and Jim Dickinson ordains them as two of our state’s

  • Host Post: Whiskey of Whisper Mountain

    by Jim Dees – Greg Iles is our “headliner” on Thacker this week but our “other” author is a powerhouse as well. Troylyn Bell and her husband, Charlie, an engineer

  • Host Post: “I like fast music.”

      by Jim Dees At age 85, Sonny Burgess may be the oldest guest we’ve ever had on The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. He’s definitely the oldest rock and roller.

  • Host Post: Art Rocks!

        The disco ball at Off Square Books puts it own spin on each edition of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. by Jim Dees – This week produced the heart-warming sight

  • Host Post: Party with a Purpose

    by Jim Dees – In the early frontier days of Thacker, there was no mission statement or outreach strategy, other than getting through the hour without knocking something over. Seventeen

  • Host Post: Out with a Bang and a Twang

    by Jim Dees – The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour is ringing down the curtain on a great fall season this Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 pm at the Lyric Oxford.

  • Host Post: Wrong Side of the Microphone

    by Jim Dees – The first time I met George Plasketes he quoted Groucho Marx, “You can leave in a huff. If that’s too soon, you can leave in a

  • Host Post: Ghosts of the Future

    by Jim Dees – We love doing Thacker Mountain Radio at the Lyric. The acoustics are great and there’s room for more people yet it’s still small enough to be

  • Host Post: Rolling into Fall

    by Jim Dees – This week The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour will pull off a hat trick of three shows in one week. Last Thursday, at Off Square Books, we

  • Host Post: Champion of Breakfasts

    By Jim Dees – Oxford’s solid literary reputation is impeccable, from Faulkner to the present-day Poet Laureate of Mississippi, but how did our little square corner of the world become

  • Host Post: Not all pioneers are men

    By Jim Dees The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to Oxford Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6 pm at the Lyric Theatre. Admission is free and the public is invited. We’ve

  • Thacker News

    The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, the Oxford-based music and literature program, has announced a new Producer/Director for the show. Kate Teague, a 2015 Ole Miss graduate and Mobile, Ala. native

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