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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 presents: The 117 Best Recordings of 2017 (part 2 of 4) December 13, 2017 | 10:00 am
Wednesday MidDay Medley presents part-two, of our four-week special: The 117 Best Recordings of 2017. Based on playlists of this little ole radio show, we've compiled representative tracks from our favorite full-length and EP recordings of the year. We'll count down #87 through #58 of our list, with music from: Hembree, Black Stacey, Claire Adams, Via Luna, Salar Rajabnik, Sky Smeed, The MGDs, Pink Royal, Soul Revival, Nick Siegel, Wick & The Tricks, Pageant Boys, Keaton Conrad, Truck Stop Love, The Good Hearts, Pieta Brown, Joon Moon, Mount Eerie, This Is the Kit, Mavis Staples, The Safes, The Weather Station, Dirty Projectors, The Como Mamas, Las Cafeteras, Laura Marling, Big Thief, Adult Mom, and The Souljazz Orchestra.
Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: The 117 Best Recordings of 2017 December 6, 2017 | 10:00 am
Wednesday MidDay Medley presents part-one, of our four-week special: The 117 Best Recordings of 2017. Based on playlists of this little ole radio show, we've compiled representative tracks from our favorite full-length and EP recordings of the year. We'll count down #117 through #88 of our list, with music from: HighWesthus, The Hearers, Arc Flash, The Life and Times, Approach, Sauce, Salty, Westerners, Golden Groves, The Ovaries-eez, The Dear Misses, Violent Bear, The Ants, Mene Mene, Bobby Sauder, Ivy, JohnnySuperColossal, The War on Drugs, Aimee Mann, Ariel Pink, Judith Owen, Nancy and Beth, Combo Los Yogas, The Coathangers, Sudan Archives, Looming, Deerhoof, Cindy Wilson, Ramy Essam, and Ani DiFranco.
2017 – The Year in Music with: Tim Finn, Marion Merritt, Chris Haghirian, & Fally Afani November 29, 2017 | 10:00 am
Mark welcomes four special guests who share their Favorite Musical Releases of 2017: Tim Finn of KC Star and INK, Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt, Chris Haghirian of Eight One Sixty on 90.9 The Bridge, and Fally Afani of I Heart Local Music. We’ll hear from: Katy Guillen and the Girls, Samantha Fish, Making Movies, Berwanger, Alex Lahey, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Jackie Shane, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Phoebe Bridgers, Pond, The Sluts, KD Kuro, Joseph Warren and the Wanderlust Revival, Mess, Fathers, HighWesthus, Truckstop Honeymoon, Cuee, Stiff Middle Fingers, and Serene Fiend.
Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Michelle Bacon’s Favorite Releases of 2017 November 22, 2017 | 10:00 am
In our first hour we’ll play tracks from 14 of Wednesday MidDay Medley’s Favorite Singles of 2017. In our second hour, we welcome musician and writer, Michelle Bacon, who joins us to play from her Top Ten Favorite Musical Recordings of 2017. We’ll play MidCoastal Releases from: Hi-Lux, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Arc Flash, Emmaline Twist, Abandoned Bells, Hembree, Radar State, The Life and Times, Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds, Approach, Red Kate, Momma’s Boy, The Atlantic, Mess, Victor & Penny, Schwervon!, David George & Friends, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Smokey James & The Avalanche, The 238s, Witch Jail, Joon Moon, and Amy Marcus.
Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Victor & Penny + The Country Duo + Truck Stop Love + Chase The Horseman November 15, 2017 | 10:00 am
Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from Truck Stop Love, The Country Duo, Victor & Penny, Chase The Horseman, Flying Lotus, Lucas Oswald, JohnnySuperColossal, The Old Son, Angel Olson, and Cris Williamson. At 10:15 Victor & Penny, join us to share music from their first vinyl release on the new EAT.HEAR.RECORDS. At 10:35, The Country Duo joins us to share songs from their debut EP, Live At Sun Studio. At 11:00 We talk with members of Truck Stop Love who 25 years ago released their first recording – a cassette recorded by the band in the back room of a record store. The band is releasing 3 of those songs, plus 8 more previously unreleased tracks and never-before-heard recordings on vinyl LP on, Black Site Records. At 11:30 Chase The Horseman joins us to share his latest release, “RIPchord,” produced at Element Recording.
Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records With Merritt + Katy Guillen and the Girls November 8, 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: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Zara McFarlane, Lizz Wright, Miguel De Deus, Pucho And The Latin Soul Brothers, ODESZA, Regina Spektor, Don Drummond, Mista Savona, Mavis Staples, Terrence Howard & Hi Rhythm Section, Moses Sumney, Curtis Harding, Weather Station, Phoebe Bridgers, Kelly Lee Owens, Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics, and The Souljazz Orchestra. At 11:30 Katy Guillen and the Girls joins us to share music from their new full length release, “Remember What You Knew Before.”
Wednesday MidDay Medley with: Apocalypse Meow + Andrew Foshee + Rebecca Liberty & Guglielmo Pieragostini November 1, 2017 | 10:00 am
Mark spins New & MidCoastal Releases from: Andrew Foshee, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Joseph Warren & the Wanderlust Revival, The Ants, Nathan Corsi, Molly Hammer, Calvin Arsenia, Julia Othmer, Brandon Phillips and The Condition, Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds, Expassionates, and Dead Voices. At 10:30 Rebecca Liberty & Guglielmo Pieragostini join us to share a story of KC’s music community. This past summer, Rebecca, a longtime friend of Guglielmo’s family from Fermo, Italy, proposed a music project for Guglielmo to come to KC and experience our music community as an observer, and participant in live performances. At 11:00 musician and songwriter Andrew Foshee joins us to share music from his new record, STRANGE RELATIONS, recorded earlier this year in Nashville, at The Bomb Shelter. At 11:30, Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation and musician Nathan Corsi, join us to talk about Apocalypse Meow 10, a three-day-event, November 3, 4, and 5.
Wednesday MidDay Medley plays New & Scary Songs + Michael McQuary + Freight Train Rabbit Killer + Calvin Arsenia October 25, 2017 | 10:00 am
Mark plays New & Scary Songs from: The MGDs, Amy Farrand and The Like, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Jametatone, Season To Risk, Looming, Arcade Fire, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ministry, Iggy & The Stooges, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and Regina Spektor. Michael McQuary joins us to share his interpretations of Béla Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, and more. At 11:00 we talk with Freight Train Rabbit Killer, a musical duet of Kristopher Bruders and Mark Smeltzer. At 11:30 Calvin Arsenia joins us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios.
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.
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.
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.