Thacker Mountain Radio Hour: Channeling Local Creatives


In case you aren't aware, there is an ever-growing arts community within Oxford that is greatly supported by the community with daily opportunities to attend book readings, artist receptions, concerts and fundraisers. There is one place that these creatives can really come together and celebrate literature and music - much of it created right here in the heart of the South. That place is the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour.

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, broadcasts live on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. from Off Square Books on the student-run local radio station, 92.1 Rebel Radio. If you're not in town to watch or listen, you can also catch it live online!

What is Thacker Mountain Radio Hour?

TMRH is a weekly, live radio broadcast that highlights authors and musicians, right from the Oxford Square. Admission to the shows are free. The point of the show is to give exposure to promising, and sometimes even local, authors and musicians. It has a really chill, positive vibe, focusing on creatives celebrating the original work of other creatives.

Thacker Mountain Radio is hosted by Jim Dees, author of the 2017 Independent Publishers Association’s Bronze award winning non-fiction book, The Statue and the Fury. He’s been lending his voice to the show since 2000. The sound engineer is Jeffrey Reed, owner of Taproot Audio Design. The Yalobushwhackers serve as the show's four-man house band.

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour has caught national attention and praise from noted authors and musicians. The show has been included in several publications including my favorite magazine, Garden & Gun. In an article titled "Celebrate the South: Thacker Mountain Radio," Anna McCollum writes "Be ready to hoot and holler and cheer—after all, the rollicking atmosphere is the best reason to travel there rather than tuning in."

What’s coming up?

The next show is tomorrow (10/25) at 6:00 p.m.

Headliners will include:

Author Daniel Mason

Singer-Songwriters Alexa Rose & Zach Day

Plus a performance from the Yalobushwhackers!

If you won't be in town, remember you can tune in online!


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