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Wednesday MidDay Medley


Wednesday MidDay Medley is produced and hosted by Mark Manning. Tim Finn, Music Writer for The Kansas City Star and Ink, wrote that Wednesday MidDay Medley was the “Best Place To Hear Local Music On The Radio: The place to listen to new local music and often hear performers talk about it.” (December 4, 2013) The show plays with themes, special events, and features new and local releases, Interviews, and live in-studio performances. The show plays indie, glam, punk, funk, folk, hip hop, classic country, jazz, lo-fi, electronic, soul, latin, broadway, cuban, african, ambient. Special shows include our ongoing, “A Story in a Song,” “Remembering MLK,” and our four-week December series: “The 100 Best Recordings of the Year.” We also welcome special guest producers and co-hosts, including: Marion Merritt who joins us semi-regularly to share musical discoveries.

Past guests of the show

The Grisly Hand, Dollar Fox, Lily Tomlin, Marty Kraft, Laurie Anderson, Greg Brown, Anne Winter, Abigail Henderson, Karen Errington, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Tommy Ramone, Sam Harris, Iris DeMent, Bach Aria Soloists, Natalie Gallagher, Shy Boys, Krystle Warren, Robert Moore, Billy Smith, David Ford, Chuck Haddix, Tim Finn, Hector Casanova, Stephanie Roberts, Spencer Brown, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Ron Megee, Dewey Chafee, Kirsten Paludan, Peter Lawless, Masankho Banda, Nick Cave, Betse Ellis, David Sokolowski, David Wayne Reed, Joel Nanos, Rosie Flores, Annie Cherry, Mr. Marcos V7, Peregrine Honig, Jim Hightower, Amy Goodman, Eleni Mandell, Jill Sobule, and Chris Haghirian, Necia Gamby, CJ Janovy, Maria The Mexican, Tim Kearns, Kurt von Schlemmer, Lisa Cordes, Matt Dunehoo, Brian Hicks, Nico Gray, Sandra K. Davies, Cris Williamson, The Bad Ideas, Kaite Stover, Crystal Boson, Shane Evans, Lou Jane Temple, Chadwick Brooks, Robert Coleman Trussell, Howard Iceberg, Gary Krough, Virgil Rhames, Donnie L. Betts, Jack Cole, Sam Cordes, Scott Cordes, Cathy Barnett, Kate Clinton, Jason Ryberg, Matt Erickson, Sunshine Del Hamric, Zoe LaGrece, Mark Hennessy, Ed Tato, Bill Sundahl, Von Hodad, Kathleen Warfel, Cody Wyoming, Aaron Barnhart, Nate Borofsky, Tom Livesay, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Thomas Frank, Dana Gilmore, Regina Spektor, Ubaka Hill, Cynthia Levin, Emily Lauren, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, Tim Brown, Robert Brand, Julie Lee, Susie Keynes, Will Leathem, Tabla Rasa, Jeff Black, Steven Eubank, Justin Van Pelt, Charlie King & Karen Brandow, Toby Grotz, Stephan Said, Crissy Sciolaro, Robert McCain, Missy Koonce, Christi Hoffman, Tret Fure, Ira Harritt, John Jessup, Cheryl Kimmi, Tom Crane, Frank Hicks, Bob Bond, Miriam Davidson, Rebekah Presson Mosby, Paul Malinowski, Megan Hamilton, Frank Alvarez, Dan Barnett, Pete Dulin, Pam Taylor, Peggy Friesen, Stacy Tolbert, Art McDonnell, Amy Boyd, Joel Kraft, Piney Gir, Mica Thomas, Jade Osborne, Connie Dover, Richard Pirodsky, Bess Wallerstein, Lora McDonald, Lew Edmister, Daniel Dermiztel, Rev. Sam Mann, Lisa Valenti, Emily Tummons, Mike Murphy, Vicki Walker, Beth Marshall, Nathan Granner, Beau Bledsoe, Mark von Schlemmer, Cory Call, Brady Karlin, Megan Birdsall, Griffen Alexander, Sabrina Matthews, Bob Smith, Alexis Barclay, Ellen Sheridan D.D.S., Rick Dodderidge, Joe Baehr, Joyce Slater, Tim Miller, Steve Brown, James MacDonald, Elizabeth Rich, Dorothy Hawkins, Debra Mellicker, Richard Mabion, Charles S. McVey, Jamie Rich, Tom Edmonson, Durwin Rice, Shawn Pavey, Paolo Andino, Ike Sheldon, Jerry Harrington, Sunshine Patten, John Koop AKA “Flo,” Corrie Van Ausdal, The Barclay Martin Ensemble, Rebecca Liberty, Meghan Whelan, Barclay Martin, Vi Tran, Erin McGrane, Sarah Swenson, Mark Lowrey, H. Stewart, Rick Willoughby, The Sleazebeats, Giuliano Mingucci, Michael Buckley, Terry Hancock, Chato Villalobos, Uzziel Pecina, Hector Casanova, Robert Heishman, Lonita Cook, Joe Faus, Rocky Hopson, Heather Thornton, Rob Houle, Agustin Frederic, Sterling Witt, Chris Gibson, Ron Simonian, Softee, Jennifer Appell-Goldston, Sarah Anderson, Matt Cygnett, Steph Allen, Allan Winkler, Sarah Mundy, Jane Gotch, Flora Chang, Blair Schulman, Don Simon, Mimi Mangrum, Cheri Lu Woods, Mongol Beach Party, Karen Errington, Christian Hankel, Christopher Meck, Heidi Van, Jeff Freling, Charles Ferruzza, Kyle Dalquist, Dave Lawrence, William Belzer, Jenny Mendez, Gilberto Guerrero, Janet Brown Moss, Natasha Derakhshanian, Mark Southerland, Elizabeth Hawn, Mike Ryan, Kathy Hale, Samantha Silveira, Art Suskin, Kathy Kane, KA$H Click, Two Headed Cow, Matthew Griggs, Mark Wingard, Jim “The Blind Guy” Hoschek, Philip ‘blue owl’ Hooser, Wick Thomas, Expassionates, Honey Valentine, Amy Farrand, Scott Easterday, Brodie Rush, Karen West, Marco Pascolini, Matt Weiss, Sean Kelley, BOOM! Alex Espy, Fran Stanton, Mikal Shapiro, Richard Burgess, Margo May, Sam Platt, Gnarly Dan, Matt Jacobs, Justin Norcross, Elaine McMilian, Shay Estes, Linda & Richard Rostenberg, Rachel McMeachin, Rusty Sneary, Matt Kesler, and Diane Burnette. For more information you can visit us at:

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Wednesday MidDay Medley with: Teri Ann Quinn, Julia Haile, Tyson Schroeder, Peregrine Honig & Ross Redmon October 18, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Claire Adams, Abandoned Bells, Olympic Size, Hi-Lux, Krystle Warren, Making Movies, Sound of Ceres, St. Vincent, L7, Beck, and The B-52’s. At 10:15 Tyson Schroeder joins us to talk about his play, "Bastard" at the Living Room Theatre. At 10:30 Mark talks with Teri Ann Quinn who will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. At 11:00 Julia Haile joins us to talk about her Live Solo Show at Greenwood Social Hall, October 20. Also joining us are Peregrine Honig & Ross Redmon.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley with Betse Ellis, Marion Merritt, Kathryn Golden, and Kent Shelton October 11, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark spins more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Radar State, Momma's Boy, Calvin Arsenia, Violent Bear, They Call Me Sauce, Khrystal., The Philistines, David George, The Country Duo, Betse & Clarke, Benjamin Booker, Big Thief, Sampha, Tash Sultana, and PIXIES. Also joining us is Kathryn Golden sharing info about PorchFestKC on Oct. 14, and Kent Shelton, General Manager of the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City. Special guest co-hosts Betse Ellis and Marion Merritt join us to help encourage our beautiful listeners to call 888-931-0901 and donate to support this show and 90.1 FM KKFI - The Voice of the Community.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Betse & Clarke + Wick Thomas + Kemet The Phantom October 4, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Roseline, Betse & Clarke, Wick & The Tricks, HighWesthus, Kemet The Phantom, Hembree, Fathers, Lincoln Marshall, Sky Smeed, Pink Royal, Jorge Arana Trio, Sinple, and more. At 10:30 Betse & Clarke join us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios and share music from their new release, “Tunes We Like.” At 11:00, Wick Thomas, of Wick & The Tricks, joins us to share music and news about their new 7-inch vinyl, 4-song EP debut, “Not Enough" Record Release, Oct 14, at Davey's Uptown. At 11:30, Kemet The Phantom joins us to share info about Brass & Boujee, Oct 6, at Ruins Pub, trombonist Marcus Lewis will present big band arrangements of Kemet & Kadesh Flow's original hip hop songs with an 18 piece jazz ensemble.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins Music from Outer Reaches Fest 2017 September 27, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Hearers, Mene Mene, Pink Royal, Hi-Lux, Mysterious Clouds, Pageant Boys, Various Blonde, Morrissey, Diet Cig, Jay Som, Deerhoof, El Ten Eleven, Sego, Dead Rider, Matchess, and Lily and Horn Horse. At 10:30 Brenton Cook, Dedric Moore, and Steve Tulipana join us for 90 minutes, to share information and music from the 2017 Outer Reaches Fest, Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept 30, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, KCMO. Friday, September 29, features: Deerhoof (San Francisco, CA), Lily and Horn Horse (New York City, NY), Matchess (Chicago, IL), Various Blonde (Kansas City, MO), Mysterious Clouds (Kansas City, KS). Saturday, September 30, features: El Ten Eleven (Los Angeles, CA), Dead Rider (Chicago, IL), The Hearers (Kansas City, MO), Sego (Los Angeles, CA), Pageant Boys (Kansas City, KS).

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates our 700th Show! September 20, 2017 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates our 700th show with a live performance from: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. Krystle Warren joins us to chat about her new album, Three the Hard Way. Calvin Arsenia calls in from his European tour. Also joining us: Maria Vasquez Boyd, Nico Gray, Ron Megee, Necia Gamby, Scott Hobart, and Marion Merritt share original stories and a favorite song!

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: D. Rashaan Gilmore + Erica Joy September 13, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Krystle Warren, Giants Chair, Erica Joy, La Guerre, The Dear Misses, Kevin Morby, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Mynabirds, LCD Soundsystem, EMA, Ariel Pink, The War On Drugs, Foxygen, Sheer Mag, Iron & Wine, Jack Johnson, and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. At 10:30, D. Rashaan Gilmore joins us to share info about, ‘Unbossed and Unbothered w/ D. Rashaan’ on 90.1 FM KKFI, on the 3rd Saturday of each month, at 1:00 pm, during The Tenth Voice. D. Rashaan Gilmore is passionate about making a difference in the LGBTQ community of color. His current project is BlaqOut, a newly formed organization which seeks to organize and mobilize the black, gay community in Kansas City and develop a leadership core. At 11:15 Mark welcomes KC based singer and songwriter, Erica Joy who joins us to share information about her new band, and her upcoming intimate theatre show, at Westport Coffeehouse Theatre where she will be debuting new songs, and playing with her new backing band.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Crossroads Music Festival September 6, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark features music from 18 bands participating in the 13th annual Crossroads Music Fest, presented by 90.1 FM KKFI, on Saturday, September 9, featuring 60 bands/artists, on 9 stages, all within 3 blocks, in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts & Music District. Mark will spin tracks from: The Phantastics, Crystal Rose, Duncan Burnett, The Safes, Mad Libby, Mundo Nouvo, Making Movies, Eems, Pagaent Boys, Mess, Barclay Martin Ensemble, Jenna Rae (of Jenna & Martin), Carswell & Hope, Kyle Reid, Ivy, Tyler Gregory, Lisa Henry, and The Project H. Bill Sundahl, founder of Crossroads Music Festival and 90.1 FM KKFI's Development Director. Bill joins us as co-host for the entire show .

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins Records with Marion Merritt + Ada Brumback August 30, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share sonic discoveries and information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will spin tracks from: This Is The Kit, Laurel Halo, Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics, Pastuer Lappe, Kelly Lee Owens, The Kaisers, Madlib, Jane Weaver, Come On, Television Personalities, The Beginner's Mynd, Lewis Parker, Danny Offia & The Friks, Clement Djimogne, Don Drummond, and more. At 11:30 Mark talks with KC based musician, freelance videographer and editor, Ada Brumback, who plays guitar in the band Bedroom Wounds. Ada also works at Black Lodge Recording studios in Eudora, Kansas, owned by Lawrence based, international recording artist Kawehi. Ada Brumback joins us to share tracks from Bedroom Wounds, Looming, and Told Slant.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Schwervon!, Shortsweather, and Mr. Marco’s V7 August 23, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: The Slowdown, Krystle Warren, Schwervon!, Eems, Mr. Marco’s V7, Shortsweather, Broken Social Scene, Car Seat Headrest, and Benjamin Gibbard. At 10:30 we'll talk with members of the band Shortsweather, Patrick Keizer, Josiah Hunter, Davy Langerak, Bennett Jones. At 11:00 Mark talks with Johnny Hamil and members of Mr. Marco's V7 original lineup Marco Pascolini, Chris Fugitt, and Clark Wyatt that will reunite for a performance on August 26, at Davey's Uptown. At 11:30 Matthew Roth and Nan Turner of the band, Schwervon! join us to share new music from their upcoming 7” single release.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Erin Keller + Summer Osborne August 16, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: The Roseline, Erin Keller, The Philistines, Krystle Warren, The Architects, Noname, Summer Osborne, Youth Pool, Tennis, The Smiths, Bob & Gene, Cris Williamson & Holly Near, and The Weepies. At 10:30 Kansas City based Jazz vocalist Erin Keller joins us to share music from her debut album "Distracted" released March 6, 2017. Erin Keller is also part of Grammy Award winning Kansas City Chorale, and is a voice and piano instructor at the Blues to Bach Music Center. At 11:15 Mark talks with acclaimed singer-songwriter Summer Osborne who will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Since 2005 she has been touring the United States and Canada wowing audiences with her original songs and powerful and charismatic voice.

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Mark has volunteered at KKFI 90.1 FM since 2001. He served as Secretary on KKFI's Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009. Mark also served as Host, Writer and Producer of The Tenth Voice from 2001 through 2009.

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