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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 Spins Records With Merritt + Mike Alexander of Hipshot Killer October 19, 2016 | 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: Doug Hream Blunt, Frightnrs, Julien Baker, Betty Harris, Morgan Delt, Allah-las, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Cass McComb, Angel Olsen, Baby Huey, Eugene Blacknell and more. At 11:30 Mark talks with Mike Alexander of the Kansas City based band Hipshot Killer who joins us for the radio broadcast premiere, of the new Hipshot Killer, B side cover, “Sky Flying By” originally recorded by influential punk band Samiam. We'll also play the Hipshot Killer A side: “All the Hell in the World,” the fifth release from the Too Much Rock Single Series.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays “The MidCoast Sound” October 12, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays "The MidCoast Sound" from: Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds, Violet and The Undercurrents, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Calvin Arsenia, Hipshot Killer, The Phantastics, My Oh My, Psychic Heat, Westerners, Sharks in the Deep End, and Shonen Knife. Marion Merritt, and Nico Gray join us to encourage our l listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI. At 10:30 Nathan Reusch joins us to talk about Sound Machine KC, that premieres Sat, Oct 15, at the recordBar. At 11:15, Eugene Oregon based, singer songwriter, Caitlin Jemma joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound October 5, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays "The MidCoast Sound" from: Lovergurl, Betse & Clarke, Spirit is the Spirit, M Bird, Andrew Foshee, Ruth Acuff, The Tambourine Club, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Krystle Warren, John Prine & Iris Dement, The Philistines, and David Bowie. Betse Ellis, and Marion Merritt join us to encourage our listeners to support Kansas City Community Radio. At 10:30, Mark talks with with company members of Egads Theatre production of Evil Dead The Musical, running October 13 through October 31, at the H & R Block Stage at Union Station. At 11:15, KKFI Station Manager - Barry Lee joins us to talk about the the KKFI Benefit - Beatles Tribute, Saturday, October 8, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Street, KCMO. Call 888-931-0901 during the show to donate!

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Outer Reaches + Instant Karma + Zachary Van Benthusen September 28, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Instant Karma, Pendergast, Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle, ONO, Buck Gooter, C.W. Stoneking, Another Mother’s Milk, Drive By Truckers, Blackalicious, The The, and music from 9 of 18 bands playing this year’s Outer Reaches Fest: Be/Non, The Deep End (Brandon Draper & Joc Max), The Tamborine Club, Salty, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Witch Jail, L.A. Witch, Gramps the Vamp, and Magic Sword. At 10:30 we'll talk with Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun of Instant Karma who'll open for C.W. Stoneking, at recordBar. At 11:00 Brenton Cook & Steve Tulipana join us to share info about Outer Reaches Fest, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, KCMO. At 11:30, Zachary Van Benthusen joins us to share information and music of the legendary Chicago band ONO, playing Kansas City, with Buck Gooter on Wednesday Night, September 28, at 8:00 PM, at Lindquist Press.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Howard Iceberg + The Sexy Accident + Crystal Clayton September 21, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Hembree, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Yes You Are, Youth Pool, The Sexy Accident, Calvin Arsenia, Arc Flash, Crystal Clayton, Sinple, Local Natives, Joseph Arthur, and more. At 10:30 we'll talk with Kansas City based singer-songwriter Crystal Clayton, who recently released her debut EP, and will play the Ink Magazine Stage at Plaza Art Fair. At 11:00, Howard Iceberg joins us to talk about his new double album "Kansas City Songs” and his CD Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Monday, September 26, at 6:00. At 11:30, Jesse Kates & Jamie Lin of The Sexy Accident, and musician Maggie Henehan, join us to talk about, Champagne Babycakes, and The Sexy Accident Card Game/Album Release Show will be at Holy Cow Market and Music, 3109 Gilliam Rd, on Friday, September 23, at 7:00 pm.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents David Wayne Reed, Joshua Allen, Barclay Martin & Rabbi Moti Rieber September 14, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Not A Planet, Christopher Tolle, Psychic Heat, Various Blonde, The Anniversary, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Eric Voeks, Youth Pool, Victor & Penny, Barclay Martin Ensemble, and Ray LaMontagne. At 10:30, Mark talks with David Wayne Reed about the debut of his new bi-monthy storytelling event: Shelf Life, Saturday, September 17, at 7:00 PM, at The Brick. At 11:00 we will talk with Joshua Allen of Various Blonde who play an Album Release Show at Mills Record Company, Friday, September 16, at 7:00 PM with B R O T H E R. At 11:30 Barclay Martin & Rabbi Moti Rieber join us to discuss the Concert Against Campus Carry, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 7:00 PM.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley surveys Crossroads Music Fest September 7, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark will spin tracks from: Radkey, Various Blonde, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Emmaline Twist, Michaela Anne, The MGDs, Spirit is The Spirit, Amanda Fish Band, Amado Espinoza, Julian Davis & The Hay Burners, Nicholas St. James, Jessica Paige, The Matchsellers, Ivøry Black, Streetlevel Uprising, Stephonne Singleton, Dance Monkey Dance, and Instant Karma. Bill Sundahl, founder of the Crossroads Music Festival and 90.1 FM KKFI's Special Events, Volunteer, and Underwriting Coordinator, joins us as co-host for the entire show to share details about participating artists, and venues. At 11:00 Chris Haghirian joins us to share songs from bands and artists he is looking forward to seeing at this year’s Crossroads Music Fest.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Jessica Paige + Ron Megee + Jorge Arana Trio August 31, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Schwervon!, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Kelley Hunt, Under The Big Oak Tree, Thom Hoskins, Jorge Arana Trio, Jessica Paige, The Philistines, Labretta Suede & The Motel 6, Marlene Dietrich & Burt Bacharach, Frank Ocean, Lucius, and De La Soul. At 10:30 Mark talks with Jessica Paige as part of our Crossroads Music Fest SPOT LIGHT series featuring artists participating in the 12th annual CMF on September 10. Last year Jessica released her self produced debut album, Sweet Nothings. Jessica has appeared at Middle of The Map Fest, Folk Alliance International and American Idol. At 11:00 Ron Megee of Late Night Theatre joins us to share all of the details of Late Night Theatre's Night Of Nights Benefit at The Folly Theater, on Friday, September 9, at 8:00 pm. At 11:30 Mark talks with members of Jorge Arana Trio who are releasing their new album Mammoth on Haymaker Records. Jorge Arana Trio will play their first album release concert at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, KCMO, on Friday, September 2, at 9:00 PM.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features: Heidi Lynne Gluck + Attic Light + Soul Revival August 24, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Heidi Lynne Gluck, Soul Revival, Ruth Acuff, Jerad Tomasino, The Phantastics, The Sluts, Peter Schlamb, Attic Light, BROTHER, Caleb Ryan Martin, The Good Hearts, Psychic Twin, and Drugdealer. At 10:30 Mark talks with Nathan Bowman, lead singer of the KC based 4-piece band, Attic Light. At 11:00 musician Desmond Mason joins us to share information about SOUL REVIVAL, and their next upcoming show on, Friday, August 26, at 7:30pm, at The Buffalo Room. At 11:30 Mark talks with Heidi Lynne Gluck about her new album, Pony Show. Heidi Lynne Gluck will be playing The Crossroads Music Fest on Saturday, September 10.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features Nedra Dixon, IVØRY BLACK, and Charlie Parker August 17, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Amado Espinoza, The Conquerors, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, IVØRY BLACK, The Architects, the Fade, of Montreal, Creative Adult, Corinne Bailey Rae, Manu Chao, Beach House, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker. At 10:30 Mark talks with Nedra Dixon who plays Billie Holiday, in Spinning Tree Theatre’s, “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill” currently running Wednesday through Sundays, through August 28, at The Living Room Theatre, 1818 McGee, KCMO. At 11:00 Singer, songwriter, rock & roller, IVØRY BLACK returns to play live on the show. IVØRY BLACK will play Davey's Uptown 3402 Main St, August 20, with American Slim, and The Fade. At 11:30 we'll talk with representatives this year’s Charlie Parker Celebration at the American Jazz Museum commemorating the 96th anniversary of the birth of legendary jazz great Charlie Parker. The series of events will include the unveiling of a new exhibit about Bird’s formative years in Kansas City, A Musician in the Making: Charlie Parker in Kansas City, 1920-42.

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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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