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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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Upcoming episodes

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound October 7, 2015 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more of our Favorite MidCoastal full-length or EP releases of 2015. We'll play representative tracks from: The Grisly Hand, THE ARCHITECTS, Radkey, The Thunderclaps, Iris DeMent, Barrel Maker, Rev Gusto, Ivory Black, Jessica Paige, Betse & Clarke, GAV7D, Victor & Penny, Toughies, Dreamgirl, Sinple, LION, Ernest James Zydeco and Lauren Anderson. We will also play music from Kraftwerk and Ty Herndon. Betse Ellis, critically acclaimed fiddler, singer, and songwriter along with Marion Merritt, 90.1 FM Board Member and owner of Records With Merritt, join Mark for the entire show to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI - Kansas City COMMUNITY Radio.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Music from CRAFT + KC Psych Fest + New & MidCoastal Releases September 30, 2015 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: RLT, The Philistines, BE/NON, Via Luna, Atlas, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Pink Royal, The Blackbird Revue, The Depth and the Whisper, Jorge Arana Trio, Iris Dement, Julia Holter, JR JR, The Van Allen Belt, Crushed Out, Slim Twig, Metric, Telekinesis, The Revivalists, and Fly Golden Eagle. At 10:30 Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records and Dedric Moore of Monta At Odds and Mysterious Clouds, join us to talk about the 4th Annual KC Psych Fest, October 2 & 3, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, as part of recordBar's 10th Anniversary celebration. At 11:15 Mark talks with Nathan Reusch & Alex Ellis of The Record Machine, and Jonathan Bender of Recommended Daily about CRAFT a new two-day pop-up event concept presented by Chick Events and Recommended Daily that marries handmade and vintage goods with curated local sips and bites and homegrown local bands on Saturday, October 3, 10:00am to 8:00pm, and Sunday, October 4, 11:00am to 4:00pm.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Ivory Black + The Clementines + Artist Ryan Wilks September 23, 2015 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Dreamgirl, The Architects, Toughies, The Grisly Hand, The Pedaljets, Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, The Thunderclaps, Bears and Company, The Clementines, The Matchsellers, Ivory Black, Beirut, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, and Low. At 10:30 Musician Ivory Black joins us in our 90.1 FM Studios to share music from her new EP, Ready Get Set. Ivory Black plays Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main Street, on Friday, October 2, with Lucas Oswald and Rae Fitzgerald. At 11:10 Mark talks with members of The Clementines who will share new musical recordings. The Clementines play Carnival, at Memorial Hall, 600 N 7th St, in Downtown KCK, for KCK Business Expo, Tuesday, September 24, from 3:00 pm - 7:00 PM. At 11:35 artist Ryan Wilks joins us to discuss, “Gender Treason,” his new project of documenting the various realities of queer persons living in Kansas City through interviews that are being photographed, recorded, transcribed, and painted in oils.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records With Merritt + Nate Allen + Enrique & Diego Chi of Making Movies – Carnaval September 16, 2015 | 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: Lizzy Descloux. Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest, Lum Guffin, Sharon Van Etten performing the songs of Karen Dalton), Joywave, Föllakzoid, and more. Records With Merritt, is at 1614 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. At 11:15 we'll talk with Nate Allen about his band, Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots, and their new album, Take Out The Trash, to be released Sept. 18th. The Vinyl release show for Take Out The Trash is Wednesday, September 16, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. At 11:35 Enrique Chi & Diego Chi of the band Making Movies join us to talk about their 2nd Annual Making Movies - Carnaval, Saturday, September 19, starting at 4:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St. KCMO featuring: Making Movies, with Hurray for the Riff Raff (acoustic), Las Cafeteras, Hearts of Darkness, Migrant Kids, and Gio Chamba.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley surveys Crossroads Music Fest September 9, 2015 | 10:00 am

We’ll feature music from 20 bands participating in the 11th annual Crossroads Music Fest, presented by Sprint, as a benefit for KKFI, on Saturday, September 12, from 6:00pm to 2:00am, featuring over 35 bands, in 7 venues, all within 2 blocks, in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. Mark will spin tracks from: The Free Years, The Phantastics, The Philistines, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Duncan Burnett & The Ministry, She’s A Keeper, Mountain Sprout, Light Music, Sara Morgan, Riala, Pink Royal, Lauren Anderson, Janet The Planet, Julian Davis, Westerners, Ruddy Swain, Connor Leimer, Slow Motion Commotion, Jessica Paige, and Instant Karma. Bill Sundahl, founder of the Crossroads Music Festival and 90.1 FM KKFI's Special Events Coordinator, joins us as co-host for the entire show! Bill will share details about the about the venues: The Main Stage at 19th & Grand, The Living Room Upstairs, The Living Room Downstairs, Mod Gallery, The Brick, The Tank Room, and Green Lady Lounge. At 11:15 Connor Leimer plays LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. Connor Leimer plays The KCPT Stage at The Tank Room, Saturday, September 12, at 6:00 pm, as part of the 11th Annual Crossroads Music Fest.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records with Judy Mills September 2, 2015 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Sluts, Barrel Maker X D/Will, Various Blonde, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, Jessica Paige, The Waspmen, Beach House, Yo La Tengo, Destroyer, Ducktails, Hot Chip, and Daughn Gibson. At 10:00 am, our friend Judy Mills, of Mills Record Company, returns to make her 7th appearance on Wednesday MidDay Medley, and again as "Guest Producer" for our first hour spinning music from: Jim O’Rourke, Nick Cave, Talk Talk, Chelsea Wolfe, Carlton Melton, The Blind Shake, Shamir, 11th Day Dream, Suuns, and Jerusalem in My Heart.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays New & MidCoastal Releases + Guest Producer: Katlyn Conroy August 26, 2015 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Radkey, Dolls On Fire, Sunday Heroine, Light Music, Lauren Anderson, Holy White Hounds, PEARS, The Mynabirds, Thee Oh Sees, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beans on Toast, and The Psychedelic Furs. At 11:00 musician, singer and songwriter, and Lawrence, Kansas native, Katlyn Conroy, joins us as Guest Producer for our second hour. Katlyn is a winner of a 2013 Pitch Music Award. Katlyn Conroy was a member of the band Cowboy Indian Bear, and has been releasing and performing her own songs as La Guerre, since 2009. Playing sometimes solo, and also as a 4-piece band. La Guerre's newest album, Sapphires, was released January 20, 2015, by The Record Machine. La Guerre plays The Bottleneck, in Lawrence on Saturday, August 29, with Pink Royal, and Not A Planet.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents David George & A Crooked Mile’s “Radiant Man” + Lauren Anderson + Shades of Jade August 19, 2015 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Conquerors, Kodascope, Iris DeMent, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Shades of Jade, Kasey Rausch, David George & A Crooked Mile, The AM Trio, Lauren Anderson, Gary Cloud, The Psychedelic Furs, and more! At 10:30 Mark welcomes back to the show, members of the band, Shades of Jade, who join us to talk about their new single, "That One" with Derick Cunigan to be released on August 20. Shades of Jade play The Blue Room, 1616 East 18th St. KCMO, on Thursday, August 20, at 7:00 pm. At 11:00 we'll talk with KC based musician, David George about his new full length release "Radiant Man" from David George & A Crooked Mile. Bandmate Ben Byard joins us. In celebration of, “Radiant Man” David George & A Crooked Mile play recordBar, Saturday, August 22, with Kristie Stremel's Pet Project (featuring members of Joe's Pet Project) and Carswell & Hope! At 11:30, musician Lauren Anderson joins us to talk about her debut full length record, "Truly Me.” The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, "Truly Me" is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Sterling Witt + Summer Kamp Fest II + HMPH! August 12, 2015 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Grisly Hand, HMPH!, Sterling Witt, Duncan Burnett, Making Movies, The AM Trio, Campdogzz, My Morning Jacket, Gillian Welch, and more! At 10:30, Sterling Witt joins us to share new songs from his new album Satyagraha recorded with legendary producer Steve Albini in Chicago. Also joining us is Robin Rosenberger of Moondrop Circus who collaborated with Sterling on his “Perception Deception” music video and the Pledge Music campaign kick off concert featuring MoonDrop Circus to be held August 15, at The Workhouse - Kansas City Historic Castle, 2001 Vine Street, in Kansas City Missouri. At 11:00 Britt Adair, of The Bad Ideas, joins us to share information about Summer Kamp Fest II, Friday, August 14 at miniBar, Saturday, August 15 at Harling’s Upstairs, and Sunday, August 16, at FOKL, featuring 23 bands. At 11:30 Ryan Lee Toms & Jonathan Thatch, members of KC based, HMPH! join us live in our 90.1 FM studios. Haymaker Records presents HMPH! "Headrush" Vinyl Release Party Friday, August 21 at 9:30pm, at Harling's Upstairs in KCMO, with Rhunes & Arc Flash.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records With Merritt + Calvin Arsenia August 5, 2015 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as Guest Producer to share information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will spin tracks from: Darondo, Shin Joong Hyun, Ikebe Shakedown, Monophonics, Nightmares On Wax, Andy Stott, Shuggie Otis, 39 Clocks, Jacco Gardner, Fuzz, Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest, Sharon Van Etten, Karen Dalton, Joywave, Föllakzoid, and more. At 11:15 Kansas City based musician, composer, singer, Calvin Arsenia joins us in our 90.1 FM Studios. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia's powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, guitar and harp. Calvin Arsenia has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs including Prose, his new 9-song collection, released February 3, 2015. Calvin Arsenia plays The Riot Room, August 17, at 8:00pm.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Michael McQuary + Riala July 29, 2015 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Radkey, Beautiful Bodies, Betse & Clarke, The Philistines, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Riala, Expassionates, Tame Impala, Campdogzz, John Moreland, Jill Scott, Samantha Crain, Sea of Bees, and more. At 10:30 stage & screen actor, Michael McQuary a master impressionist, joins us to share his unique take on the legendary monsters of film and the brightest stars of Hollywood's golden age. Michael is the creator of the award winning one-man shows in New York City including: Matinee Idol, Man of 1001 Faces, Crystal Allan Strikes Back, My Own Space and most recently, for last year’s KC Fringe Festival “I’m Hollywood.” Currently Michael is seen in multiple film shorts promoting the OM Film Festival and he is the star of the upcoming Mile Deep Films short film, “Corvalo.” At 11:15 the band Riala joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. The three piece Kansas City based band was formed in May of 2013 by Nicholas Turner on voice & guitar, Kalo Hoyle on bass, and Morgan Greenwood on drums. The band’s debut EP, Be Here | Be There, is also coming out on September 4. Riala plays a tour kick-off show at Records With Merritt, Friday, July 31.

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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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