Host Post: Country QB scores soulful hits

  Soul and country music have a long, shared kinship going back to artists such as Arthur Alexander, Ray Charles and even “Ode to Billie Joe’s,” Bobbie Gentry. This week (Saturday, May 23) on Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, our author is Jim Weatherly, a Grammy-winning member of the country-soul family, even if he didn’t plan…
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Host Post: “Kingfish” wins and we’re proud!

The news this week that Christone “Kingfish” Ingram won five Blues Awards against top-tier competition in Memphis, including emerging artist and album of the year, made us here at Thacker Mountain Radio Hour beam like proud god parents. Obviously, we take zero credit for Kingfish’s accomplishments, but everyone who has dealt with this young man…
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Host Post: Host in a Guestless World

In the old days, radio hosts would be first on the non-essential chopping block. Their bar tabs alone. Now, during a global pandemic, with nothing to announce, no guests to host, radio hosts are deader than a  spread sheet. I should know. Yesterday I interviewed a dog. Problem: I don’t have a dog. Enter technology…
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Host Post: Stay home; stay tuned!

In the “normal” world, when a beautiful springtime (or crisp fall) Thursday rolls around, it’s Thacker Mountain Radio Hour day! No matter how busy or butt-hurt my Thursday has been, near 6 pm, as I round the corner heading to Off Square Books, chump-change grievances melt away, replaced by friendly faces, creative vibes and solid…
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Thacker News – March 19th live show cancelled

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour has announced the cancellation of its March 19th show, scheduled for next Thursday at the Gertrude C. Ford Center as part of the now-postponed Oxford Film Festival. Travel and health issues with Thacker crew and guests combined for the decision to cancel the radio show. “We decided it was best…
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Host Post: ‘Sean of the South’ pulls laughs from pain

Sean Dietrich has a story to tell and, boy, can he tell it. Dietrich is the host of the popular podcast, Sean of the South, his commentary on daily southern life. He’s also the author of nine books, none as personal, explosive and riveting as his latest, a memoir, Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (Zonderman)….
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Host Post: “Play every note like it’s your last…”

Today (Thursday, Jan 23) at 6 pm, when The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour takes the stage at Off Square Books to start a new season, we’ll have Nashville singer-songwriter David Olney (above, right) in our hearts. Olney, as reported this week, died onstage last Saturday in mid-performance at a songwriter’s festival in Seaside, Florida. For…
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Thacker News – We’re Back! Season premiere Thursday at Off Square Books!

        The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, Oxford’s award-winning music and literature show, will open its spring season of live performances this Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6 pm at Off Square Books, located at 129 Courthouse Square. Guests for the first show will include debut short story author, Ashley Wurzbacher, (pictured, left) pop-rockers…
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Thacker News – Livingston Saturday show ‘rain or shine’

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, the award-winning music and literature show broadcast every Saturday night on Mississippi and Alabama public radio stations, is bringing its mix of books and bands to Livingston, MS for a live performance this Saturday, October 26 at 6 pm. The show will take place at The Lake at Livingston. Admission…
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