Radio show expands into New Mexico

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, Oxford, MS’s weekly music and literature show, has been picked up by a new affiliate who will begin broadcasting the show. KNCE, an independent, locally-owned, community-supported radio station in Taos, New Mexico will begin carrying the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour starting Sunday, April 2 at 2 pm (MT). The unique…
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Former SNL writer visits Thacker Thursday at the Lyric

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour will welcome former Saturday Night Live screenwriter David Sheffield this Thursday, March 2 at 6 pm at the The Lyric Oxford. Admission is free and the public is invited. Other guests include Alabama country singer Jon Byrd and Delta bluesman Sean Bad Apple. Hosts of the show are Jim Dees…
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Thacker News – Holiday Members Party Friday; new affiliate announced

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour closes out 2022 with their annual holiday membership party on Friday, Dec. 2. The show is also announcing a new radio/online affiliate, WUOT, 91.9 FM in Knoxville, TN. The membership party will be held Friday at the Lyric Oxford from 6-8:30 pm and will feature an online silent auction with…
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Thacker’s back, Thursday at the Powerhouse!

Big band! Big book! Big night! – The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour kicks off its Fall 2022 season, Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6 pm, with a live show and after party at the Powerhouse Arts Center in Oxford (413 S. 14th Street). Admission is FREE. Guests will include author Matt Bondurant and his novel, Oleander…
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“Fish” Michie joins Thacker Mountain band for Book Fest show

Jim “Fish” Michie, well-known to Mississippi music fans from his days as keyboardist for the Tangents, a hard-driving R&B band from the 1980-90s, returns to Jackson, MS this Saturday, Aug. 20. Michie will perform at Hal and Mals at 7:30 pm as part of Thacker Mountain Radio Hour’s house band, the Yalobushwhackers. Admission is $10…
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Host Post: ‘Smiling from our souls’

From my vantage point, standing onstage, only feet away from the hot-as-a-rocket Mississippi country group, Chapel Hart, the frenzied crowd response felt like a tsunami of euphoria. I could actually feel the heat. Then they turned it up a notch. The ladies and their tight road band launched into their #1 hit, “You Can Have…
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Sunday in the Grove: Wingwalking a world of wonders

  This Sunday, June 5 at 6 pm in the Grove, we’ll present two authors with direct ties to Oxford, including Taylor Brown, whose latest novel, Wingwalkers, has Oxford as its setting for at least half the book and William Faulkner as a main character. In Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s, World of Wonders, the opening essay, Catalpa…
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Blue Mountain and the Golden Age

It’s been said there was a “Golden Age” in Oxford, perhaps roughly from the 1980s, through the early 2000s. In the late 80s, early 1990s, across a three-block area, one could wonder at the magic-filled shelves of Square Books; enjoy a $2.99 plate lunch at the Gin; snag some 89 cent rolling papers from Willie…
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