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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 features KKFI Collaborations + Soul Revival + Ivøry Black + HearQueer June 28, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Hi-Lux, Soul Revival, Calvin Arsenia, Barclay Martin Ensemble, Rachel Mallin, Katy Guillen & The Girls, and Big Thief. At 10:15 Bill Sundahl joins us to discuss, KKFI COLLABORATIONS at The Folly Theatre, Friday, June 30, at 7:00 PM. At 10:30 Mark welcomes Soul Revival, featuring singer and songwriter Derick Cunigan and producer Desmond Mason. At 11:00, Ivøry Black joins us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Ivøry Black will share a new song, “Family Tables” to be released in August. At 11:30 Anna Selle joins us to share information about her new print + digital publication called HearQueer featuring interviews, reviews, stories about queer identifying musicians and a portion of our proceeds will be going to local organizations working to protect and advocate for the queer community.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Salty + Out Here Now & The Ordinance Project June 21, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: SLIGHTS, Salty, The Sluts, Black Stacey, Old Sound, Ride, Wonderface, Todd Albright, Audra McDonald, Regina Spektor, Grant Davis, The Housemartins, and Joe Jackson. At 10:30 Mark welcomes KC band Salty: Jonathan "JB" Brokaw, Zach Turner, Ethan Savage, & Jesslay Huh. At 11:00 Jamie Rich, of the Out Here Now: KC LGBT Film Festival, June 22-29 at Tivoli Cinemas, with Austin Williams share info about the upcoming documentary film, THE ORDINANCE PROJECT. Also joining us is David Weeda, an early activist in the struggle for equality in KC, and was Director of The Human Rights Project.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Guest Producer Marion Merritt + Scott Hrabko June 14, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share tracks from: The Weather, Pond, Robert Wyatt, The Como Mamas, Benjamin Booker featuring Mavis Staples, Nhú De Ped´Bia, Banteay Ampil Band, London Grammar, Feist, Jackie Mittoo, Combo Los Yogas, The Raincoats, Julien Baker, The Flying Lizards, Gene Faith, Bob Marshall & The A/Cs, Lewis Parker, Madlib and more. At 11:30 Mark talks with KC based singer songwriter Scott Hrabko about his new album Summer, from Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits, to be released June 23. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play a CD Release Show for Summer, Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM at The Brick.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays 20 of our Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2017, So Far. June 7, 2017 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays 20 of our Favorite MidCoastal Releases of far. We'll hear from: Making Movies, Mysterious Clouds, Calvin Arsenia, Krystle Warren, Of Tree, Hermon Mehari, Jametatone, Kemet the Phantom, The Whiffs, Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits, Lovergurl, Momma's Boy, Samantha Fish, Red Kate, The Ovaries-Eez, Broken Arrows, dead dads club, Pageant Boys, Erica Joy, and Chase the Horseman. Marion Merritt and Nico Gray join us for our Spring Fund Drive Show to encourage listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI. At 10:30 Mark talks with Chase the Horseman, who is a band, film composer, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and producer. Chase the Horseman plays recordBar, June 10. At 11:15, Dwight Frizzell, of Black Crack Revue, joins us to talk about The National Audio Theatre Festivals, 5th Annual, HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival, June 8 - June 11, in Kansas City. Frizzell is host & producer of “From Arc To Microchip” on 90.1 FM. BCR play The Brick, on June 8. During the show please call 888-931-0901 to donate to "The Voice of The Community" 90.1 FM!

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents “That’s Soooo Fabulous!” May 31, 2017 | 10:00 am

We celebrate The Pride Season with our annual show, "That's So Fabulous!” Mark spins music from: Liberace, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Jim Nabors, Noel Coward, RuPaul, Grace Jones, Dos Fallopia, Judy Garland, Al Franken, Lily Tomlin, David Bowie, Anohni, Lou Reed, John Cale, Betty Who, Frenchie Davis, The Smiths, Arc Flash, Claire Adams and The Classical Revolution, and the Broadway casts of “Hello Dolly,” “Falsettos,” "A Chorus Line," “Bye Bye Birdie,” and ”How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," plus the film soundtracks to "Bambi," ”Hedwig & The Angry Inch," “Stuart Save His Family,” and "Sordid Lives." We'll feature music from the 71st Annual Tony Awards, June 11, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. At 10:30, Mark talks with Bill Svoboda, Festival Director for Kansas City Pride Fest, June 2, 3, & 4, at Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO. At 11:15 Claire Adams & Evan Ashby join us to share details about the 6th Annual Crossroads Flock Party, Friday, June 2, 5:00 to 11:00 PM at 19th and Wyandotte.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Spinning Tree Theatre + Maria The Mexican & Barry Lee + Of Tree + Noah Davis May 24, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Of Tree, Pedaljets, Maria The Mexican, Broken Arrows, Noah Davis, !!!, High Sunn, Adult Mom, Duncan Lloyd, and Dent May. At 10:15 we'll talk with company members from Spinning Tree Theatre's new production of ASSASSINS running May 24 thru June 11, at Just Off Broadway Theatre. At 10:35 Barry Lee of the band Broken Arrows, and Garrett Nordstrom & Maria Cueves of the band Maria The Mexican join us to share details about the Signal To Noise benefit for Audio Reader Network, at recordBar, June 3, with Maria The Mexican, The Pedaljets, and Broken Arrows. At 11:00, Laurel Parks & Ben Parks of the band Of Tree join us to share information about their new full length recording, their Kickstarter campaign and their Of Tree, June 9 show at The Brick, with Abandoned Bells and Andrew Ashby & John Bersuch. At 11:30, Kansas City based musician, Noah Davis will play live in our 90.1 FM KKFI Studios.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Sarah Beth Mundy + Lovergurl May 17, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Whiffs, Toughies, Lovergurl, Making Movies with Hurray for the Riff Raff & Alaina Moore, HighWesthus, Kevin Morby, Ha Ha Tonka, Schwervon!, The Wires, Scott Hrabko, Samantha Fish, Girlpool, Big Freedia, John Moreland, Mac DeMarco, and The Shins. At 10:15 Sarah Beth Mundy joins us to talk about her new monthly series, Hymen In Hysterics - Meditations on Mental Disorder, at The Outburst KC, Thursday, May 25, at 8:00 PM, featuring comedy, performance art, storytelling from Moe A. Barria, Laura Fred Michael, and Heath Poland. At 11:00 AM, members of the band Lovergurl, Stephanie Bankston, Brook Worlledge, and Heather Andrews, join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share music from their debut EP recording, "The President is A Sex Offender." Lovergurl will play a special EP release show, Friday, May 19, at 8:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Bad Ideas and La Guerre.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Johnny Hamil, Marco Pascolini, Chad Meise + Mikal Shapiro May 10, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Jessica Paige, Perfume Genius, Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, The Besnard Lakes, The Black Angels, Slowdive, The GAV7D Project, Mr. Marco’s V7, and more. At 10:30 KC based musician & composer Johnny Hamil joins us to share music from his ongoing GAV7D project, an off-shoot of Johnny’s musical work with Mr. Marco’s V7. Bandmates, Marco Pascolini & Chad Meise join Johnny to discuss the whole Mr. Marcos V7 spectrum. At 11:00 AM, Mikal Shapiro joins us as "Special Guest DJ". Mikal will play music she loved growing up in the 1980's and 1990's: New Wave, Grunge, and musical recordings she would steal from her sister's record collection from, The Cure, Suzanne Vega, and Shriekback.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Music from The Middle of The Map May 3, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays music from artists participating in the 7th Annual Middle of the Map Fest, Thursday, May 4 - Saturday, May 6. We'll hear tracks from: De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Jason Isbell, Overcoats, WHY?, Strand Of Oaks, William Elliott Whitmore, Caamp, Valley Hush, Westerners, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, AZP, Smokey James & The Avalanche, Anna Wise, Big Jesus, Pageant Boys, Tart, Zipper Club, Reyna, Mothers, and Run River North. Founders & Organizers of Middle of The Map Fest: Chris Haghirian of The Kansas City Star, Ink, and Eight One Sixty on 90.9 The Bridge, along with Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine, curator of the Middle of The Map Fest, join us for the entire two-hour show to share their favorite tracks from artists playing Middle of The Map Fest. Chris and Nathan will also share information about Ink's Middle of the Map Fest, Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, 2017, 3 days of music, 100+ bands in Westport, Downtown KC and The Crossroads Arts District. More info and tickets at:

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents IVØRY BLACK + Spencer Brown of The Kinsey Sicks April 26, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Nature Boys, Via Luna, Salty, David George, The Way Back, Nick Siegel, The New Pornographers, The Black Angels, and The Kinsey Sicks. Mark also plays music from bands playing Wednesday MidDay Medley/90.1 FM’s - Middle Of The Map Day Party, May 6, at 2:00 PM, at The Brick, with: Calvin Arsenia, Use Your Atlas, Julian Davis And The Hay-Burners, The Good Hearts and Nicholas St. James,. At 10:30, IVØRY BLACK joins us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. IVØRY BLACK plays Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at 9:45 PM, at The Westport Saloon.
At 11:15, Mark welcomes professional actor, singer, Spencer Brown, who has appeared on stage at The Unicorn Theatre, Late Night Theatre, The KC Fringe, Union Station, The Folly Theatre, Off Center Theatre, Broadway Jazz Club, and for over 10 years has also performed as Daisy Buckët, voted Kansas City’s Best Drag Performer by the Pitch Kansas City. For the past nine years Spencer Brown has also toured internationally and recorded several albums with The Kinsey Sicks, “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet” where Spencer plays Trampolina. The Kinsey Sicks will be returning to KC to perform the U.S. premiere of their new show, "Things You Shouldn't Say,” Friday, April 28, at 8:00 PM, at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th Street, in KC’s Crossroads Arts District.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Music from Record Store Day + Music from Shuttlecock Day Party at Middle of The Map Fest April 19, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Krystle Warren, Hermon Mehari, Monta at Odds featuring Your Friend, The Conquerors, Wick & The Tricks, Sweatpantsdaze, Amy Marcus, of Montreal, and Wire. At 10:30 we'll talk with Barry Lee about An Evening With The Music of the Beatles, Friday, April 21, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, KCMO, a benefit for 90.1 FM. At 11:00 Aaron Rhodes, Editor of Shuttlecock Music Magazine will share music from artists playing the Eight One Sixty X Shuttlecock: Middle of The Map Fest Local Hip-Hop Showcase May 6, at The Tank Room. Aaron will spin tracks from Aaron Alexander, Dev3n, Sahvannes, Dom Chronicles, Squibs, Ebony Tusks, Heartfelt Anarchy, Kemet The Phantom, False Brother, Hyborian, and Momma’s Boy.

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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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