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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 presents Emmaline Twist + Abandoned Bells August 22, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Emmaline Twist, Vigil and Thieves, EEMS, Bob & Una Walkenhorst, Calvin Arsenia, Marcus Lewis Big Band (feat. Kadesh Flow), Krystle Warren, Wade D. Brown, Dreamgirl, Toughies, Paddlefish, Abandoned Bells, Those Far Out Arrows, and Mary Gauthier. At 10:30 members of the band Emmaline Twist share details about their new album "DISSIMULATION" and Release Party Show, August 24, at recordBar. At 11:00 Members of the band, Abandoned Bells share details about their up coming performance opening for Wovenhand, August 29, at the Riot Room.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Kristie Stremel, Summer Osborne & Sarah McCracken + Chase The Horseman August 15, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Bob & Una Walkenhorst, Calvin Arsenia, Stacy Busch, Gully Boys, The Beths, Krystle Warren, Dream Version, The Lithographers, Chase the Horseman, and Megan Slankard. At 10:30 Chase The Horseman joins us to details about his show on Thursday, at miniBar, with Gully Boys, Taylor Seaborg, and Robe Rage. At 11:00 Mark talks with Kristie Stremel, Summer Osborne, and Sarah McCracken who will play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. These three singer songwriters are currently on the road for, The Tiny Town Tour 2018, performing shows in Ellsworth, Wichita, Manhattan, Tonganoxie, Des Moines, Lincoln, and Lawrence.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins Records With Marion Merritt + Una Walkenhorst August 8, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share sonic discoveries and information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will spin tracks from: Robert Glasper & Friends, Kamasi Washington, Bernice, Belle and Sebastian, The Internet, Fantastic Negrito, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Emily Otis, Super Elcados, The Souljazz Orchestra, Hand Habits, Vive la Void, Ty Segall & White Fence, J.M. Black, Tunde Mabadu, Mulatu Astatke, ODESZA, and more. At 11:30 Una Walkenhorst joins us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios and talk about Songs For Justice: A Benefit for the Midwest Innocence Project, August 20, at recordBar, with Instant Karma, and Blue False Indigo.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Calvin Arsenia + C.J. Janovy August 1, 2018 | 10:00 am

Calvin Arsenia plays live in our 90.1 FM studios. We’ll share tracks from Calvin’s upcoming record, and talk about his signing with Bullseye Records. Since 2014, when Calvin came home after living in Edinburgh, Scotland we’ve been featuring music from Calvin’s EP releases. In 2017 Calvin self produced his full length debut, Catastrophe. At 11:00 we will talk with writer and journalist C.J. Janovy about her new book, No Place Like Home - Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas, from University Press of Kansas. C.J. Janovy currently oversees digital content for 89.3 FM KCUR, Kansas City’s NPR affiliate, where C.J, has also reported on arts and culture C.J. Janovy also served as editor of The Pitch Weekly for over a decade.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Shy Boys + Heidi Lynne Gluck + Keaton Conrad + Too Much Rock July 25, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Shy Boys who join us to talk about their new album, Bell House, being released by Polyvinyl Record Company. We also talk with Heidi Lynne Gluck and present the radio broadcast premiere of her new Too Much Rock Single "Party Line" and the B-side cover of Camper Van Beethoven's "Good Guys and Bad Guys." We will also talk with KC recording artist Keaton Conrad who has just released a new single, "(If I Told You to) Stay." Plus, we play New & MidCoastal Releases from: Under The Big Oak Tree, Mikal Shapiro, The Philistines, THE HOLLOW ENDS, The War and Treaty, Kyle Nachtigal, and Soccer Mommy.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Tim Finn + KC Fringe + Moms Demand Action July 18, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes special guests: Cheryl Kimmi of KC Fringe, Timothy Finn of A Look Back at Rockville: Great Moments in Kansas City Concerts, and Howard Iceberg & Pranav Nanda of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Benefit. Plus we'll spin New & MidCoastal Releases from: Miles Bonny, Payge Turner Music, The Fey, Brandon Draper, Emmaline Twist, Belle & The Vertigo Waves, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Shapiro Brothers, The Hermanos Brothers, Benjamin Clementine, courtney barnett, Vacationer, The War and Treaty, and also Patsy Cline, Michael Jackson, and The Beatles.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Fally Afani & Lawrence Field Day Fest July 11, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays music from: Belle & The Vertigo Waves, Amy Farrand and The Like, Helen Gillet, The Dear Misses, Andrea von Kampen, Keaton Conrad, Serene Fiend, Vigil And Thieves, Emmaline Twist, Khrystal., The Sluts, Duncan Burnett, Bruiser Queen, HighWesthus, Wick & The Tricks, Chess Club, Red Kate, Young Mvchetes, Lincoln Marshall, and Westerners. Plus, Fally Afani of I Heart Local Music joins us for our second hour as Guest Producer to feature music from Lawrence Field Day Fest, July 19 - 21. Also, in our first hour we'll talk with Elizabeth Jeans of A Healing Touch.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins America with Songs from Americans, etc. July 4, 2018 | 10:00 am

On Independence Day Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Other Americans, Chris Hazleton’s Boogaloo 7, Krystle Warren, Janelle Monáe, U.S. Girls, The Milk Carton Kids, First Aid Kit, MorMor, Superchunk, Femi Kuti, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Joan Baez. Plus tracks from: Pussy Riot, Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Eno & David Byrne, Curtis Mayfield, Talking Heads, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim featuring Sharon Jones, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, David Bowie featuring Gail Ann Dorsey, Radiohead, Simon & Garfunkel, Phosphorescent, and Tracy Chapman.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents KKFI’s 30th Anniversary + Middle of the Map Fest June 27, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes special guests: Bill Sundahl & Julia Othmer who share details on KKFI 30th Anniversary at Folly Theater, Saturday June 30, at 7:00 pm. We also welcome Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch who share details on Middle of the Map Fest 2018. Plus we'll play music from: Other Americans, Hi-Lux Trio, Chase The Horseman, Lion, Julia Othmer, Una Walkenhorst, Royce Sauce Handy, Eve Sheldon, Rooftop Vigilantes, OLIVIA FOX, Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Built to Spill, Sports, The Brummies, Nikki Lane, Becca Mancari, and Greta Van Fleet.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features The Ordinance Project, Out Here Now & KKFI’s 30th! June 20, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Shy Boys, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Jessica Paige, The Hillary Watts Riot, Dicta, The Elders, Approach, Melody's Echo Chamber, Parquet Courts, Sunflower Bean, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Laura Veirs. We’ll also play - Out Here Now Film Fest - related music from: Romanovsky & Phillips, Pat Benatar, and Thelma Houston. Plus, we'll talk with Bill Sundahl, KKFI 90.1 FM’s Development Director about 90.1 FM’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at The Folly Theater, June 30, at 7:15 pm. AND... Jamie Rich, Director of the Out Here Now: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, June 21-28 at Tivoli KC, joins us as guest co-host with special guests: Austin Williams, Director of The Ordinance Project Premiere - Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, Jon D Barnett, Stuart Hinds of UMKC GLAMA, and Savannah Rodgers, KC based filmmaker and artist-in-residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Joseph Warren Wheeler + FACEFACE June 13, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark features 10 MORE of our Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2018, (so far). We'll spin tracks from: Grand Marquis, Calvin Arsenia, My Oh My, Danielle Nicole, Hi-Lux, SSION, Janelle Monáe, The Matchsellers, FACEFACE, and Daisy Buckët. Plus, we’ll play some our Favorite Singles of 2018, (so far) from: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Instant Karma, Red Kate, The Black Creatures, and Salty. Plus we’ll spin music from Joseph Warren & the Wanderlust Revival, and three other bands playing Boulevardia. AND we'll talk with Joseph Warren Wheeler of Joseph Warren & the Wanderlust Revival who play Boulevardia, June 15. AND Ryan Lee Toms & Paul S Nyakatura of FACEFACE, join us to share music from their new album, “MMmm.” and details about the FACEFACE CD Release PARTY June 15, at recordBar, with The Black Creatures, and Rick Maun.

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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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