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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 The Philistines + Rae Fitzgerald + Westport Roots Festival May 25, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Mid Coastal Releases from: Mat Shoare, Krystle Warren, The Philistines, Rae Fitzgerald, Schwervon!, The Conquerors, Pageant Boys, Calvin Arsenia, Two Headed Cow, Santah, Dale Watson, and Sarah Gayle Meech. At 10:15 we are joined by organizers of The Westport Roots Festival, beginning Friday, May 27, at 8:00 PM with The Honky Tonk Pre Party at The Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO, with The Hardship Letters, Kasey Rausch and Friends, Dusty Rust, and Dale Watson at Midnight. The Westport Roots Festival. At 10:30 Mark talks with musician Rae Fitzgerald who is releasing a new album called, Popular Songs For Wholesome Families. At 11:00 Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes KC based band, The Philistines who were recently signed to The Record Machine, and are releasing their debut album, THE BACKBONE OF NIGHT, on June 4 with a special LP Release, at The Living Room.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Krystle Warren May 18, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Mid Coastal Releases from: Krystle Warren, Psychic Heat, Dirtnap, Erik Voeks, Teri Quinn, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Ivory Black, The Electric Lungs, Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds, The Grisly Hand, Sharks in The Deep End, ANOHNI, A Giant Dog, and Pity Sex. At 11:00 Mark welcomes Krystle Warren who will join us for the entire hour to talk about her new songs and latest recording project. Krystle will also share musical inspirations for these songs. Krystle Warren and her band will play The Polsky Theatre, Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30 PM, for the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins Records with Marion Merritt + Til Willis May 11, 2016 | 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: Holy Wave, Gweeno, Quilt, Helios, Ray Lamontagne, Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse, Adnan Othman, Ebo Taylor, Tortoise, Baby Grandmothers, Lifetones and more. At 11:15 Mark talks welcomes Lawrence, Kansas based singer-songwriter, Til Willis. Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy released their new EP Habit of Being, on April 29, 2016, electronically and on vinyl. Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy play Josey Records, 1814 Oak St, Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday, May 13 at 7:00 PM.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates Katy Guillen & The Girls + HMPH + I Heart Local Music + Jerad Tomasino + Spinning Tree Theatre May 4, 2016 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 12 Year Anniversary on the radio, and we’ll continue playing music from artists participating in the 6th Annual Middle of the Map Fest. We'll hear tracks from: Krystle Warren, Heidi Lynne Gluck, The Roseline, Red Kate, The People’s Punk Band, Dean Monkey & the Dropouts, Major Games, Toughies, Katy Guillen & The Girls, HMPH!, and Fullbloods. At 10:15 we'll talk with Robert Gibby Brand who plays Antonio Salieri and Michael Reiser who plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Spinning Tree Theatre's production of Amadeus. At 10:35 Fally Afani joins us to share music from, I Heart Local Music’s - Day Party, at Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 pm. At 11:00, Katy Guillen and The Girls join us to share music from their new album, “Heavy Days” to be released in partnership with VizzTone Label Group and the band’s new independent record label, KG&G Records on June 24. Katy Guillen and The Girls will play a special “Heavy Days” Release Show, Saturday, May 21, at 8:30 PM, with Mikal Shapiro, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St, Kansas City, Mo. At 11:30, Ryan Lee Toms & Jonathan Thatch, members of KC based, HMPH! join us share information about the band’s upcoming Midwest Tour that kicks off on Monday, May 9th, at miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO. At 11:47 Jerad Tomasino drops in to chat about “The Hit Television Series" a monthly listening party at miniBar, celebrating the album in its long-playing capacity. On May 9, at 4:00 pm, curator Jerad Tomasino welcomes Konnor Ervin of Shy Boys, and The ACB's, for the inaugural "episode.”

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Music from the Middle April 27, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays music from artists participating in the 6th Annual Middle of the Map Fest. We'll hear tracks from: Charles Bradley, Illphonics, Various Blonde, The Free Years, La Sera, The Besnard Lakes, Saharan Gazelle Boy, Big Black Delta, Kississippi, Sharks In The Deep End, Santah, GGOOLLDD, Aimee Mann, Be/Non, Gallant, Ebony Tusks, Baskery, BLK FLANL, Peelander Z, Bassh, Quirk and Ruckus, and more. Founders and organizers of Middle of The Map Fest: Nathan Reusch & Chris Haghirian join us to share information about the Music Fest, Wednesday, May 4 to Saturday, May 7, with over 120 bands playing in Westport, The Crossroads and Downtown Kansas City. We also welcome Steven Ervay who joins us to share information about The Record Machine’s new sampler: How To Keep Dreaming Vol. III, with proceeds to benefit Spay & Neuter KC.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Stephonne + Riala + Patrick Alexander April 20, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from The UK’s, John Velghe and The Prodigal Sons, The MGDs, Kevin Morby, Fullbloods, Ivory Black, Shadow Rabbits, Stephonne, Riala, Shades of Jade, Wick & The Tricks, and more. At 10:30, Stephonne Singleton returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley to share music from his upcoming album, “Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard” and The #FREECAGEDBIRD Show, Friday, April 22, at 7:00 pm, at Prohibition Hall, 1118 McGee St, KCMO, where Stephonne will be joined by Wick & The Tricks and DJ Joc Max. At 11:00, members of the Kansas City based band Riala join us live in our 90.1 FM studios to share music from their new split single to released soon. Riala plays Wednesday MidDay Medley's - KKFI 90.1 FM DAY PARTY for Middle of the Map Fest, May 7, at The Tank Room. At 11:30 Charlotte Street Foundation’s Patrick Alexander joins us to share music and information about CSF’s Studio Residency Program and Open Studios Weekend April 29 and 30. Open Studios Weekend spotlights the work of over 20 artists, including 15 visual artists, 6 performing artists and ensembles, and 3 writers.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Not Sisters + Teri Quinn + Victor & Penny + Judy Mills April 13, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from Merlin, BLK FLANL, Via Luna, Kangaroo Knife Fight, Victor & Penny, Teri Quinn, Westerners, The Coyote, and David Bowie. At 10:15, Judy Mills of Mills Record Company joins us to share details about Record Store Day, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Record Store Day is designed to celebrate your local indie record stores. At 10:30, the Kansas City based duo, Not Sisters, play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Not Sisters are an indie acoustic folk cabaret duo consisting of Jen Appell on guitar & vocals, and Kristina Ning on upright bass. At 11:00, Mark welcomes Kansas City based multi-instrumentalist Teri Quinn who will play live and share music from her debut recording Moons and Meltdowns. Teri Quinn plays a special ALBUM RELEASE, Sunday, April 17, at 7:00 pm at The Buffalo Room, with Twenty Thousand Strongmen, Chase The Horseman, and Doby Watson. At 11:30 Victor & Penny join us to share music from their new release Electricity! Jeff Freling on guitar & vocals and Erin McGrane on ukulele & vocals, have made over 800 public appearances, traveling over 150,000 miles in the last 4 years performing their original songs, hot jazz and offbeat pop standards. Victor & Penny play ELECTRICITY: CD Release Concert with their Loose Change Orchestra, Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm, at Musical Theatre Heritage in Crown Center.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Record Store Day + Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds April 6, 2016 | 10:00 am

We'll play releases from 10 area bands participating in Record Store Day, Saturday, April 16: Mr. and the Mrs., Open Fields, Momma’s Boy, BLK FLANL, Youth Pool, I Heard A Lion, Fiction Department, Drugs & Attics, The Fog, and Hearts of Darkness. We’ll also play new releases from: Erik Voeks, Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds, The UKs, Real Adults, and from The Record Machine’s new sampler: How To Keep Dreaming Vol. III. At 10:30, Christian LaBeau & Britt Adair of Josey Records KC join us to share information about their live “In-Store” performances for Record Store Day. At 11:00, Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds join us live in our 90.1 FM studios. At 11:30 Duncan Burnett & Promise Clutter of Revolution Records join us to share information about their Record Store Day live “In-Store” performances.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band + Rick Malsick March 30, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal releases from: Red Kate, Andrew Foshee, Piney Gir, SUNU, Kawehi, The Greeting Committee, Rick Malsick, Deco Auto, John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons & Daughters, B R O T H E R, Bob Mould, The Dandy Warhols, White Denim, Meilyr Jones, and Pops Staples. At 10:30, Mark welcomes Kansas City based singer songwriter Rick Malsick. Rick joins us to share music from his new 10-song release, Philodendron, that he recorded with area musician Evan Smalley. At 11:15 Mark welcomes Andrew Foshee, an alternative singer-songwriter from KCMO who joins us to share music from his latest release, "Corvair." Joining Andrew is his Gosh Darn Band: Brian James, Preston Ott, and Phil Spencer who will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Patrick Alonzo Conway + Adriana Nikole March 23, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal releases from: Nicholas St. James, Sneaky Creeps, TEMP TATS, Katy Guillen & The Girls, The Grisly Hand, Betse & Clarke, Pinegrove, The Fever, Bibio, Seth Bogart, Field Music, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Esperanza Spalding, Mavis Staples, TEEN, The Besnard Lakes, and Ra Ra Riot. At 10:30, Patrick Alonzo Conway returns to share details about Gamelan Genta Kasturi's upcoming special performance with I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and Family, Saturday March 26, at 7:30 pm, at Quixotic School of Performing Arts, 1616 Broadway Blvd, KCMO. At 11:15 Mark welcomes Kansas City based singer-songwriter, Adriana Nikole who will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes The Ovaries-eez of Whatever Forever + Guest Producer Nico Gray March 16, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal releases from: The Quivers, Fullbloods, Maria The Mexican, Charles Bradley, La Sera, and we’ll also play one of our favorite songs from LaBelle. At 10:30, Lawrence based, 3-piece ethereal folk trio, The Ovaries-eez join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Amber Hansen, Johni Lacore and Monica George. The Ovaries-eez play a special Album Release show, Friday, March 18, at 7:00 pm, at Revolution Records, 1830 Locust St, KCMO with Jametone, and Teri Quinn. At 11:00 Mark welcomes back to the show our friend Nico Gray who is a Marketing Specialist for Union Station. Nico returns as “Guest Producer” of our second hour to share music from: Loretta Lynn with Willie Nelson, Ages and Ages, Pavement, The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Bran Van 3000, Lords of Acid, Liz Phair, Jim James, Delaney and Bonnie, Johnny Cash, Baaba Maal, Gipsy Kings, and Flogging Molly.

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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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