Our 500th Show!
On November 20, Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates 500 weeks of radio shows with LIVE performances in our 90.1 FM Studios from: Betse Ellis, Nathan Granner, Mat Shoare, Kasey Rausch, Mikal Shapiro, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, and Claire Adams & Katy Guillen. Also joining us to present original, spoken word performances, are writers: Lisa Cordes, David Wayne Reed, Bess Wallerstein and Maria Vasquez Boyd.
In addition, Marion Merritt (who for the last nine years, has been joining Mark on a quarterly basis, as Guest Producer); Judy Mills of Mills Record Company; and Barry Lee of 90.1 FM’s Signal To Noise, join Mark to play their favorite songs of the past 500 weeks.
We also hope to play a few excerpts from some of our favorite interviews of the past 500 weeks, including Mark’s interviews with: Tommy Ramone, Laurie Anderson, Lily Tomlin, Krystle Warren, Anne Winter, Abigail Henderson and others.
During the past 500 weeks, Wednesday MidDay Medley has welcomed over 1000 guests, and we have featured music from over 2000 musical artists. We have made it our mission to mix musical genres, playing with themes, connecting artists and venues and listeners. Wednesday MidDay Medley has proudly endeavored to help to tell the story of the growing Kansas City area music community, “The Midcoast Sound,” as we like to call it. We have dedicated a majority of our programming to Local & New Releases. We have happily presented new formats in radio, with our popular, “A Story In A Song” series, and our specials featuring: The MidCoast Takeover, The Music of Soul Train, Iris DeMent, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Pioneers of Punk, The Glam Rock Show, Local Music Stores & Recording Studios, LGBT themes, and our annual 4-week special: the 100 Best Recordings of the Year.
We’ll be giving away Free Concert & Theatre Tickets, CDs and Vinyl Records to lucky listeners who call in during the show!