Tonight, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy will participate in a debate hosted by Mississippi Farm Bureau. This is the first time the Senate candidates have debated and it is exactly one week from the runoff election.

What you need to know: 

The debate will air from 7 to 8 p.m. November 20. There will be one moderator, Maggie Wade of WLBT and three panelists to ask questions: Geoff Pender, Clarion Ledger; Caleb Bedillion, Northeast Daily Journal; Courtney Ann Jackson, WLBT.

Y’all Politics will be live tweeting the debate and publishing an analysis on our website after the debate is over.

How you can watch: 

The debate will be broadcast on: WLOX in Biloxi/Gulfport, WDAM in Hattiesburg, WTOK in Meridian, and WTVA in Tupelo.

You can also watch online through:, and

MPB and Supertalk radio will also be broadcasting the debate on the following channels: 

SuperTalk stations:

  • Online at
  • 94.3 in Corinth
  • 96.9 in the Delta
  • 100.9 in the Golden Triangle
  • 103.1 on the Mississippi Coast
  • 97.3 in Hattiesburg
  • 97.3 in Jackson
  • 99.3 in Laurel
  • 103.3 in Meridian
  • 93.7 in North Mississippi
  • 93.5 in Pike County
  • 102.1 in Southwest MS
  • 95.9 in Tupelo

MPB stations:

    • Online at
    • WMAB 89.9 in Starkville
    • WMAE 89.5 in Booneville
    • WMAH 90.3 in Biloxi
    • WMAO 90.9 in Greenwood
    • WMAU 88.9 in Bude
    • WMAV 90.3 in Oxford
    • WMAW 88.1 in Meridian
    • WMPN 91.3 in Jackson