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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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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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