Summer of Buzzzzz 2024!

Summer’s here and we’ve got the buzz! Listen at your leisure! Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Podcast, iHeart Radio. OR 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…
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Bombs Away! Season Finale Thursday at Graduate Hotel

Stephen Hundley, a graduate of the Ole Miss MFA writing program, has published his first novel, Bomb Island (Hub City Press). The setting is a barrier island paradise off the coast of Georgia featuring a hippie commune of treehouses, wild horses on the beach, fishing for food, and tranquil sunsets. A Hawaiian shirt come to life….
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Before Taylor, Beyonce and even Tina, there was… Big Mama!

The classic rock hit, “Hound Dog,” usually associated with Elvis, was actually written and became a phenomenon years earlier. In 1952, Big Mama Thornton needed something fresh to sing which led her manager, (pistol-toting) Don Robey, to approach Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller who had just penned the smash hit, “Kansas City.” Stoller: ” When…
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Thacker returns “better than ever” Thursday, Feb.1

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to live performances on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 6:00 pm at the Powerhouse Arts Center. Guests for the season premiere will be Memphis novelist Eric Schlich, Oxford-based jazz/soul vocalist, Effie Burt and Delta bluesman (and great-nephew of Muddy Waters) Keith Johnson. Admission is free and the public is invited. Doors…
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Alvin Youngblood Hart at Neshoba County Fair

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour returns to the 2023 Neshoba County Fair with a very special guest performer. Grammy-winning bluesman Alvin Youngblood Hart will be the featured artist for Thacker’s performance at the event. The show takes the stage at Founder’s Square Pavilion at 8 pm on Saturday, July 22. Hart will be joined by…
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Staples Jr. Singers rock season finale Thursday at Powerhouse

Everyone loves a good comeback story – and this one rocks. The Staples Jr. Singers were a small-town gospel act in the 1970s, a teen-aged family band: Annie, A.R.C., and Edward Brown from Aberdeen, Mississippi. They named themselves in tribute to Mavis Staples, according to Annie Caldwell (then Annie Brown). She was 14 in 1975…
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Thacker News – Born to be Wilder Thursday at the Powerhouse!

Webb Wilder, the “Last of the Real Men” and a 40-year veteran of rock and roll, brings his gonzo wit and grit to Thacker Mountain Radio Hour this Thursday, April, 20 at 6 pm at The Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Admission is free. The show is hosted by Jim Dees and Thacker house band, the…
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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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