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 minute and a huff.” I did a double take at this towering figure (former SEC defensive end) with blonde hair flowing down around his shoulders,…
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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 intimate. Plus, there’s refreshments. The building itself has survived over a century of existence and even fire in the last 100 years, dating back to…
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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 hosted Nathan Hill, one of the hottest novelists in the country. His debut novel “The Nix,” is an audacious 620-page deep-dive into family, politics, culture…
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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 a renowned food destination? My contention is it began in 1992 with the opening of City Grocery by Chef John Currence. It’s easy to forget…
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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 planned something truly special for this season premiere: a musical interpretation of “Trials of the Earth,” the dramatic, epic memoir based on diaries kept by…
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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 was hired this week by the show’s Board of Directors to take the helm. Teague’s duties will include overseeing the live show, booking guests, organizing…
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