Summer of Buzzzzz 2024!

Summer’s here and we’ve got the buzz!

Listen at your leisure! Spotify, SoundCloudGoogle PodcastiHeart Radio.


on good old-fashioned radio!

Catch up – and cool off! – with some of our favorite recent shows, including:

Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Night Watch, winner of the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (airs weekend of July 11-14)

1980’s heartthrob-turned-author Andrew McCarthy (July 4-7)

The incredible James “Super Chickan” Johnson at Clarksdale’s Juke Joint Fest (May 30-June 2)

Country music’s super trio, Chapel Hart (Aug 22-25)

Ernie Vincent (“Funkiest Man in New Orleans”) – (June 27-30)


Sharde Thomas Rising Stars Fife and Drum – (June 6-9)

Essayist Sean “Sean of the South” Dietrich – (June 13-16)

bestselling novelist Kaveh Akbar – (July 25-28)


Paul Tate and the Yalobushwhackers, and more!

Please check our website for dates and airtimes and how you can donate to keep this party going.


This summer, picnic in place with Thacker Mountain Radio Hour for the best in music and literature from our sizzling, summer listening line-up.

A big thank you to all our authors, guest musicians and live audiences, as well as listeners and supporters worldwide – We love you and need you!

Check back for frequent updates. Meantime, we’ll see ya on the radio!

Happy Summer!

Jim Dees, host, Thacker Mountain Radio Hour


Summer of Buzz graphic: Susan Bauer Lee