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Wednesday MidDay Medley

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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 Spins Records with Daisy Buckët August 20, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more MidCoastal Releases from: Josh Berwanger, Sleepy Kitty, Phil Neal & The Wornalls, Dustin Rapier, Jon Dee Graham, and more. At 10:15 we'll talk with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre's KC Premiere of "Ghost-Writer," August 22 - September 7, at Quality Hill Playhouse. At 10:30, Dustin Rapier returns to show to share music from his second full-length album, "Spectrum." At 11:00, we welcome Guest DJ - Spencer Brown a multi talented Kansas City - based actor and singer, known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced "bouquet"). Daisy Buckët was voted Kansas City’s Best Drag Performer of 2013 by the Pitch. Daisy Buckët will be returning to the Broadway Jazz Club, 3601 Broadway, Thursday, August 21, 6:00 to 10:00 pm, for a night of jazz, blues, and show tunes, backed by the Michael Pagán Trio.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays MidCoastal Releases August 13, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more MidCoastal & New Releases from: Air Station, Various Blonde, Wick & The Tricks, The Bad Ideas, Hearts Of Darkness, Sneaky Creeps, Red Kate, The Philistines, The Lucky, The Sluts, Johnny Appleseed, Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band, Thelma and The Sleaze, The Coathangers, The Black Angels, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Sarah Jaffe, Eels, PUJOL, and Spoon. At 10:30 we'll talk LIVE with Andrew Hunt lead singer of the Nashville based, 6-piece band, Johnny Appleseed who'll play the American Legion Hall post 400, in Topeka, KS. Friday, August 15. At 11:15 Mark talks with Britt Adair and Michelle Wyssmann about Vandals Summer Kamp Fest 2014 a DIY music festival Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17th, at Vandals, 3740 Broadway Blvd, KCMO, featuring 31 BANDS - 3 NIGHTS OF PUNK ROCK / HARDCORE/ GARAGE ROCK.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records With Merritt August 6, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as Guest Producer and Guest Co-Host, to share information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will spin tracks from: The Acid, Viet Cong, Curtis Harding, Cassandra Wilson, me'shell ndegeocello, Hercules and Love Affair, Officer!, Timber Timbre, Chicago Underground Duo, Carrots, Ex-Hex, Caribou, and more. At 11:15 we'll talk with Vi Tran and Mackenzie Goodwin about, THE BUTCHER'S SON - A Refugee Play & Performance Memoir by Vi Tran, and directed by Mackenzie Goodwin. Vi Tran uses drama, spoken word, slam poetry, and folk music to tell the harrowing autobiographical account of his family's escape from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, through Khmer Rouge-controlled Cambodia, the refugee camps of Thailand and The Philippines, to their eventual arrival and new life in America.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Midwestern Musical Co. July 30, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark plays music new and area releases from: Claire & The Crowded Stage, B'Dinas, Brutus, Loose Park, The Pedaljets, Sigrah, Morrissey, and more. At 10:30 members of Rev Gusto join us LIVE in the 90.1 FM Studios. At 11:00, Matt Kesler joins us for the second hour to share music and stories about the 25th Anniversary of The Midwestern Musical Company and First Friday FINALE & GUITAR BASH! on Friday, August 1 at The Midwestern Musical Co. at 1830 Locust St, Kansas City Missouri. After 25 years, Matt has decided to close the store for good. April 1 will be the LAST First Friday at The Midwestern Musical Co.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates The Pitch Music Awards! July 23, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark plays music from some of 75 Kansas City based bands nominated for 2014 Pitch Music Awards. We'll hear music from: Katy Guillen and the Girls, Bummer, Josh Berwanger Band, Shy Boys, My Oh My, The Pedaljets, My Brothers & Sisters, Victor & Penny, The Grisly Hand, John Velghe and the Prodigal Sons, Your Friend., Radkey, Troglodyte, Not A Planet, Various Blonde, Chris Hazelton's Boogalloo 7, Shay Estes, Kansas City Bear Fighters, AJ Gaither OMB, Stik Figa, The Bad Ideas, Sigrah, and Ha Ha Tonka. The Pitch Music Editor - Natalie Gallagher joins us for the entire show as our special guest. Natalie will share information about The Pitch Music Showcases: Saturday, July 19, at 7:00 pm, at The Riot Room, with two stages of Pitch Music Award nominees, including: Abnorm, Approach, Bummer, Rev Gusto, Bad Ideas, Berwanger, New Riddim & DJ Sheppa. AND, Friday, July 25 at 7:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, featuring Pitch Music Award nominees: A.J. Gaither, Pedaljets, Katy Guillen, Grisly Hand, Not a Planet, and more!
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays with The Fringe + Jorge Arana Trio & Haymaker Records July 16, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & Local Releases from: Jorge Arana Trio, The Latenight Callers, Akkilles, Molehill, Schwervon!, Mat Shoare, Courtney Barnett, Sylvan Esso, and The Black Angels. We'll also play Paul McCartney & Wings. At 10:15 we'll talk with 90.1 FM's new Special Events Coordinator, Bill Sundahl about upcoming events at 90.1 FM. At 10:20 Mark welcomes Brenton Cook who is launching a new record label in Kansas City called Haymaker Records and members of Jorge Arana Trio join us to talk about, and feature music from their new release from Haymaker Records, called "Oso". At 10:45 we'll welcome legendary broadcasters, Darrell Brogdon and John Jessup who'll join us to talk about Right Between the Ears, playing July 18 through July 26 at the Heartland Forum (formerly American Heartland Theatre) for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival. At 11:10 Mark talks with Kansas City based playwrights: Michelle T. Johnson, Cynthia Hardeman, and Teresa Leggard about about their three-play premiere: GIRL ON GIRL, showing July 19 through July 26 at Just Off Broadway Theatre, for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival. And at 11:35 young playwright Schaeffer Nelson joins us to discuss his new play, Kings of Israel, playing July 18 through July 26 at Phosphor Studios, 1730 Broadway Blvd. for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival. For KC Fringe venues, and complete listings of performance times and details you can go to: www.kcfringe.org
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Runway Lights July 9, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & Local Releases from: Sara Swenson, Loose Park, Now Now Sleepyhead, Vigil and Thieves, The Big Iron, Sky Smeed, Me Like Bees, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. We'll also play Belle and Sebastian. We talk with Jeanette Powers of Uptown Arts Bar, about Estrogen Rush: A Tribute to Maya Angelou, Saturday, July 12. Sara Swenson joins us to discuss her third full length release, "Runway Lights" and her Release House Show, on KC's West Side, July 18. Danny Powell, President of the Kansas City Blues Society joins us to discuss: Youth Jam and Brunch at the Phoenix, Sunday, July 13. And, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear return for a special performance and to talk about their shows in Joplin and at Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO, Saturday, July 26.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley gets a little bit country July 2, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & Local Releases from: Loose Park, La Guerre, Shy Boys, Metatone, Damawa, Cibo Matto, Wussy, Lykke Li, Ruddy Swain, Josh Harty & John Statz. We'll also play: George Jones & Tammy Wynette, John Prine & Melba Montgomery, Ricky Scaggs, Rhonda Vincent, The Hillbenders, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and Bobby Womack. At 10:30, Mark talks with Christian Hankel and Tommy Donoho of Money Wolf Music about the Money Wolf Secret Show #7, July 10, 7:00pm, with Josh Harty & John Statz. Special guests for the show, Jamie Searle and Thommy Hoskins will also join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios and play a song each. At 11:15 Andrew Earl and Chanelle Johnson join us to share all the details about this year's Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley looks at New & Local Releases + KC LGBT Film Fest + Folkicide + “Blind Guy” June 25, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & Local Releases from: Loose Park, John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, Radkey, Folkicide, La Guerre, Monta At Odds, Sam Billen, Attic Light, Jack White, The Belle Brigade, Curtis Harding, Sturgill Simpson, Conor Oberst, and Sharon Van Etten. At 10:30 Mark welcomes KC based musical artist, Folkicide who has just released his new full-length vinyl album, "The Meaningless Glare of Broken Human Beings." At 11:00, Mark talks with Jamie Rich, Director, of the 2014 Out Here Now: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, June 26 - July 3, at Tivoli Cinemas, in Westport. Join us in the conversation about this year's festival is Nick Corporon, originally from KC, Nick will be at opening night of the festival, Friday, June 27, to discuss his new feature length film "Retake" and for a screening of his film "Barbie Boy." At 11:30 Mark talks with Kyle Pugh and Evan Senn of Brigade Visual Support, a Midwest-based collective operating out of Kansas City, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas, about their newest short film "Blind Guy" featuring Jim "The Blind Guy" Hoschek.

Show #531

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents “That’s Sooo Gay!” June 18, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates The Pride Season with our annual show, "That's Soooo Gay." Mark spins music from: Liberace, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Jim Nabors, Noel Coward, Harvey Fierstein, Sharon Needles, Rupaul, Divine, Klaus Nomi, The Sleazebeats, The Kinsey Sicks, Dos Fallopia, Judy Garland, Patti LaBelle, Al Franken, Kristie Stremel, Summer Osborne, Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Porter, David Bowie, Lou Reed, John Cale, The Magnetic Fields, Bronski Beat, Michael Callen, the Broadway casts of "Hedwig & The Angry Inch," "Kinky Boots" and "Chorus Line," plus a tribute to Larry Kramer, writer of "The Normal Heart." At 11:00, Mark talks about Gay Pride, Marriage Equality, and Independent Films with Kyle Piccola, Senior Field Organizer at PROMO and Jamie Rich, Director, of the 2014 Out Here Now: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, June 26 - July 3, at Tivoli Cinemas, in Westport. With a special showing of: THE CASE AGAINST 8, Thursday, June 19, at 7:00pm, Co-sponsored by the Kansas City Human Rights Commission and PROMO.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins Seven Inch Singles June 11, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley shifts into 45 revolutions per minute as we spin some of our favorite recent 7 inch vinyl acquisitions. We'll feature tracks from: Schwervon!, Erik Voeks, Josh Berwanger, Mosquito Bandito, Radkey, LAZY, Jorge Arana Trio, Hospital Ships, Soft Reeds, Rev. Gusto, Making Movies, Grand Marquis, The Good Foot, Red Kate, Mazzy Star, Valerie June, Saun & Starr, Regina Spektor, David Bowie, and The Velvet Underground. At 11:15, we'll talk with musician, actor, and writer, Vi Tran about his new venue, The Buffalo Room.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound June 4, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The Midcoast Sound. We'll feature tracks from some of our favorite mid-coast releases of the last 6 months from: Your Friend, Brooke Tuley, Kodascope, Josh Berwanger, Shy Boys, The Quivers, Diverse, My Brothers & Sisters, Kristie Stremel, The Bad Ideas, The Lucky, Red Kate, The Philistines, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, The ACB's, and Little Dragon. At 10:30, poet and writer Jen Harris joins Mark for a very special "Gemini Moment." At 11:15, Mike Tipton joins us to share new music from his new band, Kodascope. Marion Merritt and Lisa Cordes join Mark for the entire show to encourage listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support COMMUNITY Radio.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays Kansas City May 28, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music & New Releases from: Rev. Gusto, The ACB's, Forrester, My Brothers and Sisters, Kat & Mouse, Red Kate, Bummer, The Bad Ideas, Scott Hrabko, and Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel. At 10:15 Mark talks with Hank Weidel about The GRAMMY Museum's Music Revolution Project, June 16 through July 11, in Kansas City, Missouri. At 10:30 Jerad Tomasino joins us to discuss this year's Crossroads Summer Block Party from Golden Sound Records, June 6, 6:00 to Midnight, at 19th & Wyandotte, in Kansas City's Crossroads. This evening of live music, food and KC culture features: The ACB's, Forrester, Rev Gusto, La Guerre, Metatone, Mat Shoare, Loose Park, Jorge Arana Trio, plus: Food Trucks, Art & Fashion. At 11:15 Mark talks with members of the band BUMMER, Matt Perrin who sings and plays guitar, Mike Gustafson who play bass, and Thomas Williams on drums. Bummer plays The Riot Room, Friday May 30, 8:00 pm with The Runaway Sons, The Sluts, and Scruffy & the Janitors. At 11:35 the members of the bands Red Kate and The Bad Ideas join us to discuss their Split 7" Single and their Release Show - Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 pm at Harling's Upstairs in KCMO, with Faultfinder, Bruiser Queen (from St Louis) and Crushed Out (from Brooklyn).
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins The Vinyl Market May 21, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays new and local releases from: The Lucky, The Wornalls, Cucharada, Miranda Hall, NOW/here, Billy Joe Shaver, St Paul & the Broken Bones, Drive By Truckers, Lydia Loveless, The War on Drugs, Pinback, David Dondero, Wussy, O.V. Wright, Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds, The Uncluded, Minor Alps. At 10:15 Valarie Vogel joins us to discuss Byron Case, a KC native who has spent the last 13 years in prison, for a murder that Byron and his family say he did not commit. At 10:30 Mark talks with members of the KC based band, The Lucky. Camilla Camille, Iason Mac Ai, and Calandra René will tell us about about their first full-length album, Swimming Invisible, and The Lucky's CD release party, Friday, May 23 at 9:00pm, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Kansas City, Missouri, with NowHere, and Sextonic Plates. At 11:00, Sherman Breneman joins us as guest producer. Sherman is supervisor of The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven on Troost, 7621 Troost Ave. He is owner of The Vinyl Market, open 1st Friday weekends at Pentimento Antiques & Art, 1324 W 12th. Sherman is a life-long record collector and live-music addict.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning With Mills May 14, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays new releases from: Wye Oak, Good Graeff, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Glynis Johns & Harold Hastings, Papercuts, Morrissey and more.
At 10:15 Mark talks with Raksanna about, "Confessions of a Belly Dancer" playing Saturday, May 17, at 8:00 pm, at the H&R Block City Stage, Union Station, 30 W Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO. Theresa Dancemaze and Jen Harris also join us to share info about this show. At 10:30 Mark talks with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre's "A Little Night Music" running through May 24, at Off Center Theatre, in Crown Center, 2450 Grand, Kansas City, MO.

At 11:00, Judy Mills and Chris LaBeau of Mills Record Company join us as "Guest Producers" for our second hour. They will spin vinyl from: Dead Rider, Tony Ashley, Mr. Bungle, Tobacco, Enon, Dirty Projectors, The Dirtbombs, and more.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates 10 Years May 7, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates 10 Years with special guest co-host Marion Merritt. At 10:30, Maria Vasquez Boyd joins us to share an original poem. At 11:15, Kasey Rausch joins us to play a song in our 90.1 FM studios.
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Kristie Stremel + The Series at JCCC + Nick Carswell & Mix/Master + Marion Merritt April 30, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music and New Releases from: Kristie Stremel, Carswell & Hope, The Phantastics, The Clementines, Metatone, tUnE-yArDs, The Black Lips, Mac DeMarco, Beth Scalet, and Pete Seeger. At 10:30, Mark talks with Emily Behrmann about the Performing Arts Series at JCCC. At 10:45, Kristie Stremel drops by to share music from her new album, Songwriter. At 11:15, Nick Carswell of the band Carswell & Hope, Silly Goose Records, and InterUrban ArtHouse joins us to discuss Silly Goose Records MXM2014 Mix/Master, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS. At 11:40, Marion Merritt joins us to talk about the opening of, Records With Merritt, at 1614 Westport Rd., KCMO.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Claire & The Crowded Stage + Dustin Rapier + Chad Abernathy Band + Underhouse Dogs April 23, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley participates in 90.1 FM's biggest band auction ever. Listeners call 888-931-0901 to bid. The highest bidder at the end of the segment gets a 2-hour concert for an upcoming party. The band auction supports 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio. For info or to pre-bid on any of these band please visit: www.kkfi.org. 10:00 - Dustin Rapier. More info at: www.dustinrapier.com. 10:30 - The Chad Abernathy Band. More info at: www.chadabernathy.com. 11:00 - Underhouse Dogs. More info at: www.reverbnation.com/underhousedogs. 11:30 - Claire Adams & The Crowded Stage (Not in Band Auction). More info at: www.facebook.com/claireandthecrowdedstage
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Band Auction Edition: Howard Iceberg & The Titanics + Maria The Mexican + Dolls On Fire + The Argyle Sky April 16, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley participates in 90.1 FM's biggest band auction ever, with more than 120 area bands. Listeners call 888-931-090 to bid. The highest bidder at the end of the segment gets a 2-hour concert for an upcoming party. The band auction supports 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio. For info or to pre-bid on any of these band please visit: www.kkfi.org At 10:00 - Mark talks with members of the synth-pop-rock band, Dolls On Fire. Their debut album "Ladies and Gentlemen…" was in our 112 Best Recordings of 2012. Dolls on Fire include: Zach Hodson on lead vocals & guitar, Rachel Jaggard on lead vocals & keys, Michelle Bacon on bass, and Mark Johnson on drums. At 10:30 - Members of The Argyle Sky, a Lawrence, KS based band, join us in our 90.1 FM Studios. The band includes: Lance Fahy on guitar & lead vocals, Brian Runk on bass & vocals, and Steve Brown on percussion. The flexible trio call their music: rock-alt country-blues-americana, with original songs and Frank Zappa covers. At 11:00 - Mark Welcomes bank to the show Maria the Mexican. This Kansas City based band began in 2011, in Chicago, when vocalists Maria and Tess Cuevas hired blues/funk musician Garrett Nordstrom to play Mariachi guitar. Having been lifelong musicians from the Midwest, Nordstrom and the Cuevas Sisters paired up with guitarist Jason Riley to form Maria the Mexican, an Americana Soul/Mexicana Groove band. At 11:30 - Legendary Kansas City Singer Songwriter - Howard Iceberg joins us with new musical tracks, from his ongoing recording project. Howard is one of the most prolific and poetic songwriters of the "Midcoast Scene." A constant collaborator, Howard Iceberg has been performing live for over 25 years. In 2011, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics released a very special seven-CD, box set, of 106 new songs, all instant classics. Call 888-931-0901 to bid. Visit www.kkfi.org to pre-bid.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: The Quivers + The Blessed Broke + MY BROTHERS & SISTERS April 9, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music and New Releases from: The Quivers, The Blessed Broke, MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, Mikal Shapiro, Shy Boys, Dream Wolf, Schwervon! and more. At 10:15 Mark talks with members of The Quivers: Terra Skaggs, Todd Grantham, Bernie Dugan and Desmond Poirier. The band joins us to talk about their new release, "Hot Young Mess" and their Kansas City - CD Release Show, with Schwervon! & The Bad Ideas, Saturday, April 12, at 9:00pm, at The Bric. At 10:40 we feature music from The Blessed Broke. Brian Frame joins us to talk about the band's upcoming release, "Ladders Out of Purgatory" and the band's Record Release Show, Saturday, April 19, at 10:00 pm, at recordBar. At 11:15, Jamie Searle of MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, returns to talk about his band's Album Release Party featuring DJ JOC MAX, Saturday, April 12, at 7:30pm, at The Mission Theatre. At 11:00, in our second hour, Bill Sundahl returns to the show as our "Guest DJ".
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays Music from the Middle of the Map April 2, 2014 | 10:00 am

90 Minutes of Music from the Middle of the Map Fest with guest hosts: Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch. We'll hear tracks from: The Philistines, Dots Not Feathers, Palace, Milagres, The Noise FM, The Tontons, Chambers, Nite, Big Black Delta, Caroline Smith, Fanfarlo, Good Graeff, Kishi Bashi, La Guerre, Small Black, stik figa, Upset, and William Elliott Whitmore. At 10:05 Mark talks with Mike Alexander about this year's Center of The City Fest, April 4 - 6, at Vandals in the Black & Gold Tavern, 3740 Broadway, KCMO. At 10:15 Mark talks with Comedian Poppy Champlin who will be performing in the Queer Queens of Qomedy, April 12, 7:00 pm, at the UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry Street, KCMO, with Jennie McNulty and Sandra Valls. At 10:30 Mark talks with Chris Haghirian of The Kansas City Star and Ink, and Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine, who join us to discuss INK's Middle of the Map Fest, April 3 - 5, in Westport.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Crystal Boson March 26, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music & New Releases from: The Philistines, SoundsGood, Malachy Papers, Joc Max, Barclay Martin Ensemble, Schwervon!, Of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Janelle Monae, John Legend, Laura Mvula, Blind Willie Johnson, Meshell Ndegeocello, Rob Jungklas, Beyoncé, Fastball, Nyle, and Wayne Brady. At 10:15 Mark talks with Kaite Stover - Director of Readers' Services at The Kansas City Public Library. At 10:30 Mark talks with Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine, and the brainchild of INK's Middle of the Map Fest, April 3 - 5. At 11:00, writer and poet Crystal Boson joins us as "Guest Producer" for our second hour.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Regina Carter + Bent Knee + David George March 19, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music & New Releases from: White Girl, Middle Twin, David George, Bent Knee, Regina Carter, Xiu Xiu, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Wild Beasts, Temples, Black Lips, Ice Balloons, EMA, David Bowie, Beck, Bradford Cox, Jefferson Airplane, and The War on Drugs. At 10:15 Mark talks with members of the Boston based 6-piece, Art-Rock, Avant-Indie band, Bent Knee who plays The Brick, Wednesday, March 19 with Jorge Arana Trio, and Cloudburst featuring Jeff Harshbarger & Sterling Holmann. At 10:30 Mark talks with Regina Carter, acclaimed American jazz violinist, born in Detroit, Michigan. Regina Carter's new release, "Southern Comfort" (Sony Masterworks, February 28, 2014) was inspired by her exploration of the folk tunes her paternal grandfather, a coal miner, would have heard as he toiled in Alabama. The project expanded to include other folk tunes of the region. Regina Carter plays The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, March 23. At 10:45 Kansas City based singer-songwriter, David George joins his current musical projects and his upcoming show at the Riot Room, Thursday, March 20, with Dead Voices, David George & A Crooked Mile, and Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds. At 11:00 Kansas City based electronic musical artist Jesse Bartmess aka Sinple, joins us as "Guest Producer" for our second hour.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music & New Releases March 12, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music & New Releases from: John L. Keck, Loaded Goat, Truckstop Honeymoon, Helen Gillet, Big Bad Gina, The Carper Family, Bent Knee, and Regina Carter. At 10:30 Mark talks with Aaron Lerner about Doc Lerner Quality Goods, a skin care line Aaron developed and creates himself. At 10:45 Eddie Crane joins us to share information about "Halfway to Winfield," Saturday, March 15, starting at: 5:00 pm and going until 1:00 am, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, Kansas City, MO, featuring Rural Grit All-Stars, Old Sound, Tyler Gregory, Konza Swamp Band, Truckstop Honeymoon, Loaded Goat, The Kansas City Bear Fighters, Whistle Pigs, and Split Lip Rayfield. At 11:00 Jason Buice joins us a "Guest Producer" for our second hour.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Maria The Mexican March 5, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music & New Releases from: The Noise FM, Sneaky Creeps, Pedaljets, Maria The Mexican, Cadillac Flambe, Scott Hrabko, Carswell & Hope, Hannalee, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and Saintseneca. At 10:30 Mark talks with singer/songwriter Chad Abernathy who will perform LIVE in our 90.1 FM studios. Chad will tell us about the Protectors Charities benefit show, Saturday, March 8, at The Mission Theatre at 5909 Johnson Drive in Mission, Kansas. At 10:45 Kansas City based, singer-songwriter Scott Hrabko joins us to talk about his new album, "Gone Places." Scott will play live, and give us information about his upcoming shows: Sunday, March 9 with his band, The Rabbits and guest Tommy Donoho, at Prospero's Uptown Books; and Tuesday, March 11, at 7:00 pm, with The Rabbits, joining Victor & Penny, at the Record Bar. At 11:15 members of the KC based band, Maria The Mexican join us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. Maria The Mexican plays Knuckleheads, March 22, at 8:00 pm. More info at www.mariathemexican.com. At 11:45 Matt Kesler drops in to talk about The Pedaljets show at Davey's Uptown, on Saturday, March 8, at 8:00 pm, with The Green River Kings and UZIS.
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Musical Guest Kirsten Paludan February 26, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music & New Releases from: The Electric Lungs, The Phantastics, The Caves, Kirstin Paludan, Olympic Size, Summer Osborne, The Weeks, Beck, and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. At 10:30 Mark talks with Kirsten Paludan about her new release "Up All Night." At 11:00 Jen Zaman joins Mark as "Guest DJ." Jen will feature electronica from: Gorgon City (ft. Yasmin), Rae & Doorly (ft. Davos), Jessie Ware, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Route 94 (ft. Jess Glynne), Emeli Sandé, and Kris Menace (ft. Emil).
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Money Wolf at Folk Alliance February 19, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music & New Releases from: She's A Keeper, Dead Girls, Maria the Mexican, Josh Berwanger Band, Akkilles, Expassionates, The Silver Maggies, Tommy Donoho, Folkicide Mercury, John Statz & Josh Harty, Com Truise, Holy Ghost, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. At 10:30 Mark talks with Jennifer Kempema and Speed Levitch, about "Art Soup" an open house to benefit for Synergy Services, Sunday, February 23, at the Youth Resiliency Center 2001 NE Parvin Road, Kansas City, MO. At 10:45 Bach Aria Soloists perform LIVE in our 90.1 FM studios. We'll talk with Elizabeth Suh Lane, Mark Lowry, and Jeff Harshbarger, about the debut collaboration of Bach Aria Soloists and newEar, presenting "L’Histoire: From Bach to Stravinsky," Saturday, February 22, at 8:00 pm. at Community Christian Church 4601 Main, Kansas City, Mo. At 11:10 Kansas City based singer, songwriter, musician - Winston Apple joins us to talk about his new collection of songs titled, "Two Tones," recorded by Mark Thies at Markosa Studios. At 11:30 Christian Hankel joins us to present music from artists involved in the Money Wolf Music Showcase, for the Folk Alliance International Conference, Feb. 19 - 23, at The Westin Crown Center. John Statz & Josh Harty, and Tommy Donoho will perform live in the 90.1 FM Studios.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Old Sound + Sam Harris February 12, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music & New Releases from: Old Sound, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Making Movies, Shy Boys, Bummer, The Blessed Broke, Connor Leimer, Sara Swenson, Eleni Mandell, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ski Lodge, Gary Numan, and Sam Harris. At 10:15, Nathan Reusch joins us to talk about INK's Middle of the Map Fest, April 3 - 5. At 10:30, Old Sound, (Greg Herrenbruck, Grady Keller, and Chad Brothers) and producer Phil Wade, join us to talk about their debut recording, "Rain Follows The Plow." At 11:15 recording artist, actor, and author Sam Harris, joins us live in our 90.1 FM studios. Sam Harris will be on stage at The Folly Theatre, Thursday night, on Feb. 13, at 7:30 pm. Sam will entertain the audience with selections from his new book, “Ham: Slices of a Life,” which was released January of 2014, from Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. The book has been called “New Yorker-worthy,” by The New York Times, Harris’ 16 humorous stories and essays discuss friendship, celebrity, growing up and getting sober. Show #512
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays The Midcoast Sound February 5, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music from: Hunter Long, Pedaljets, Schwervon!, Shy Boys, Old Sound, Betse Ellis, Krystle Warren, The Get Up Kids, Caroline Smith, Victor & Penny, Sneaky Creeps, Ghosty, Marva Whitney, Sara Swenson, and Kirsten Paludan. At 10:30, Kasey Rausch performs LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. At 11:00, Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine, and the Middle of the Map Fest joins us to reveal this year's line-up of musical artists for the festival! We'll play music from two of the featured bands and headliners. At 11:30 Summer Osborne performs LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. Marion Merritt and Betse Ellis join Mark for the entire show to encourage listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support COMMUNITY Radio. Timothy Finn of Kansas City Star and INK named Wednesday MidDay Medley "The Best Place to Hear Local Music on the Radio."
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Marion Merritt’s Musical Discoveries January 29, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt who joins us to share information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion plays tracks from: Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan (for Louis Reyna), William Onyeador, London Grammer, Glasser, Little Majorette, Cate Le Bon, Forest Swords, Duke Ellington, Leo Welsh, 5 Gentlemen, Chothilde, 39 Clocks, No Joy, Morgan Delt, BRONCHO, Express Rising, Bird Nest Roys. At 11:15 we'll talk with Natalie Gallagher, the new Music Editor at the Pitch. At 11:30 we'll talk with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre's production of "Motherhood Out Loud," playing February 6-16, at Off Center Theatre in Crown Center.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays More Local Music & New Releases January 22, 2014 | 10:00 am

Mark plays More Local Music & New Releases from: Kirsten Paludan, Old Sound, Ruth Acuff, Making Movies, Jason Vivone & The Billy Bats, Sterling Witt, Dollar Fox, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, John Statz & Josh Harty, and Cate Le Bon. At 10:15 Mark talks with Christian Hankel about Money Wolf Music and the Young Songwriters Contest and Money Wolf Music's collaboration with the International Folk Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, February 19 - 23, at The Westin Crown Center. More info at: www.moneywolfmusic.com. At 10:30, Mark talks with Kaite Stover - Director of Readers' Services at The KC Public Library about her favorite literary releases of 2013 and New Books for the New Year! At 10:50 Enrique Chi, lead singer of the Kansas City based band Making Movies, joins us to talk about the band's Five Year Anniversary Show at the RecordBar, Friday, Feb. 14. At 11:15, singer-songwriter Sterling Witt joins us to premiere music from his new EP "Spirals." Sterling Witt and his new, full band, will play a kick off show at Westport Coffee House Theatre, 4010 Pennsylvania, Friday, January 24, at 8:00 pm.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Remembers MLK + Shy Boys Live! January 15, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. Mark plays music of the movement from: Bobby Watson & The I Have a Dream Project, Nina Simone, Pops Staples, Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, Thelonius Monk Septet, Pete Seeger, Mahalia Jackson, Curtis Mayfield, Maceo & The Macks, Sweet Honey in The Rock, Tramaine Hawkins, Ella Mitchell, Billy Porter, Solomon Burke, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Soweto Gospel Choir, Labelle, Darwin Hobbs & Karen Clark-Sheard. At 11:30 Mark welcomes back to the show, members of the Kansas City based band, Shy Boys. Brothers Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and roommate Konnor Ervin, join us live in the 90.1 FM Studios to talk about their debut, self-titled album.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates Iris DeMent January 8, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates the Birthday of Iris DeMent, born January 5, 1961, in rural Paragould, Arkansas. We’ll feature music from all five of Iris DeMent’s full length recordings, plus her additional work with artists such as her husband - Greg Brown, and also: John Prine, John McCutcheon, Emmylou Harris, Tom Russell, Nancy Griffith, Steve Earle, Gary Kirkland and songs from various compilations. We’ll also feature music from Iris DeMent’s inspirations: Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, and others.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Rural Grit Radio January 1, 2014 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Rural Grit Records & Productions that has hosted the Rural Grit Happy Hour for the past 15 years in Kansas City. Joining Mark as guest producer and guest co-hosts are: Kim Stanton, Executive Director and Mark Smeltzer, Principle Musician of Rural Grit. Mark and Kim will feature music from their vast catalog of Rural Grit Recordings. Along with the recordings we will also feature a live, in the studio group performance from many of the regular contributors of The Rural Grit Happy Hour.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The 113 Best Recordings of 2013 (Part 4 of 4) December 25, 2013 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents part-four, of our four-week special: The 113 Best Recordings of 2013. Based on the playlists of Wednesday MidDay Medley, we'll feature representative tracks from our favorite recordings. In 2013 we've played over 1000 songs, and hundreds of New & Local Releases. We've presented dozens of LIVE in-studio performances from area performers, and we've interviewed over 200 local and national guests. 62% of the recordings on our "Best of" list were locally produced. It's all good! This Wednesday, we'll count down #25 through #1 of our list, with music from: The Grisly Hand, Dead Voices, Pedaljets, Betse Ellis, bloodbirds, The ACBs, Radkey, Soft Reeds, The Dead Girls, Bobby Watson, The Silver Maggies, The Wires, Akkilles, Tiny Horse, Cowboy Indian Bear, Swimming in Speakers, Ha Ha Tonka, Spirit is The Spirit, The Latenight Callers, Maps For Travelers, Foxygen, Phosphorescent, Mazzy Star, Janelle Monae, and Laura Marling.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The 113 Best Recordings of 2013 (Part 3 of 4) December 18, 2013 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents part-three, of our four-week special: The 113 Best Recordings of 2013. Based on the playlists of Wednesday MidDay Medley, we'll feature representative tracks from our favorite recordings. In 2013 we've played over 1000 songs, and hundreds of New & Local Releases. We've presented dozens of LIVE in-studio performances from area performers, and we've interviewed over 200 local and national guests. 62% of the recordings on our "Best of" list were locally produced. It's all good! This Wednesday, we'll count down #54 through #26 of our list, with music from: Not A Planet, Beautiful Bodies, Erik Voeks, Josh Berwanger, David Burchfield and the Great Stop, Marva Whitney, Gemini Revolution, Claire & The Crowded Stage, Hidden Pictures, Olassa, John L. Keck, La Guerre, The Conquerors, The Clementines, Summer Osborne, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Metatone, She's A Keeper, The Vi Tran Band, Rev Gusto, Red Kate, David Bowie, Of Montreal, Crocodiles, Arcade Fire, Cass McCombs, The Holydrug Couple, Boards of Canada, and Maria Taylor.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The 113 Best Recordings of 2013 (Part 2 of 4) December 11, 2013 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents part-two, of our four-week special: The 113 Best Recordings of 2013. Based on the playlists of Wednesday MidDay Medley, we'll feature representative tracks from our favorite recordings. In 2013 we've played over 1000 songs, and hundreds of New & Local Releases. We've presented dozens of LIVE in-studio performances from area performers, and we've interviewed over 200 local and national guests. 62% of the recordings on our "Best of" list were locally produced. It's all good! This Wednesday, we'll count down #84 through #55 of our list, with music from: Grenadina, Fourth of July, Drew Black and Dirty Electric, Cherokee. Rock. Rifle., Andrew Foshee, Krystle Warren, Man Bear, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Samantha Fish, Trampled Under Foot, The Blackbird Revue, Wells The Traveler, Maria The Mexican, Grand Marquis, The Julie Ruin, Deerhunter, John Vanderslice, Mavis Staples, Charles Bradley, Atoms For Peace, Johnny Marr, Savages, Daft Punk, Yo La Tengo, CocoRosie, Irma Thomas, Neko Case, Sonny & The Sunsets, Fol Chen, and Beach Fossils.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The 113 Best Recordings of 2013 (Part 1 of 4) December 4, 2013 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents part-one, of our four-week special: The 113 Best Recordings of 2013. Based on the playlists of Wednesday MidDay Medley, we'll feature representative tracks from our favorite recordings. In 2013 we've played over 1000 songs, and hundreds of New & Local Releases. We've presented dozens of LIVE in-studio performances from area performers, and we've interviewed over 200 local and national guests. 62% of the recordings on our "Best of" list were locally produced. It's all good! This Wednesday, we'll count down #113 through #85 of our list, with music from: Sneaky Creeps, Clairaudients, The Bad Ideas, High and Dry, Buttermilk Boys, Loaded Goat, Cadillac Flambe', Quiet Corral, Alaturka, Lyal Strickland, Minden, Molly Picture Club, Nosaj Thing, Rhye, Bill Callahan, Olof Arnalds, Julia Holter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Iron & Wine, Merry Clayton, Hailu Mergia, Daughn Gibson, Polvo, King Khan & the Shrines, Willis Earl Beal, Mount Moriah, White Fence, The Black Angels, and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.

Show #502

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents 2013: The Year in Music November 27, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes four special guests who'll share their favorite musical releases of 2013. Guests include: Tim Finn, Music Editor of The KC Star, and creator of the influential music blog: Back to Rockville; Marion Merritt, of Barnes & Noble Music Dept. and creator of the music blog: a2-m3.com; Chris Haghirian, from Ink, and KC Star; and Michelle Bacon, Editor of The Deli KC. We'll hear recordings from: bloodbirds, Dead Voices, Josh Berwanger, Pedaljets, The Grisly Hand, CocoRosie ft. Antony, Laura Marling, The Holydrug Couple, Foxygen, Phosphorescent, Olassa, Not a Planet, Maps For Travelers, Anakin, Cowboy Indian Bear, Tiny Horse, The Latenight Callers, and Ha Ha Tonka.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates 500 Shows! November 20, 2013 | 10:00 am

On November 20, Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates 500 weeks of radio shows with LIVE performances in our 90.1 FM Studios from: Betse Ellis, Nathan Granner, Mat Shoare, Kasey Rausch, Mikal Shapiro, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, and Claire Adams & Katy Guillen. Also joining us to present original, spoken word performances, are writers: Lisa Cordes, David Wayne Reed, Bess Wallerstein and Maria Vasquez Boyd. In addition, Marion Merritt (who for the last nine years, has been joining Mark on a quarterly basis, as Guest Producer); Judy Mills of Mills Record Company; and Barry Lee of 90.1 FM's Signal To Noise, join Mark to play their favorite songs of the past 500 weeks.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays New & Local Releases November 13, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Bobby Watson & The I Have a Dream Project featuring: Glenn North, Janelle Monáe, PedalJets, Josh Berwanger, David Bowie, Iris DeMent, Kim Richey, Midlake, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Cass McCombs, Maria The Mexican, Loaded Goat, Man Bear, Arcade Fire, Yuck, and Phosphorescent. At 10:15 Mark talks with Mac McSpadden and Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation, about the KC Pils Campaign with Boulevard Brewing Co. At 10:35 Mark talks with Lucky Deluxe and Meghan Whelan about two big shows coming up at The Fishtank Performance Studio. Dear Diary: Casual Encounters, Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at 7:00pm, AND "Getting Lucky 2: Getting Luckier: Another Stand-Up Show from a Lay-Down Lady," Monday, November 18, at 8:00pm, 1715 Wyandotte, KCMO. At 11:15 Mark welcomes artist Ryan Wilks and writer Jen Harris who join us to discuss Art Show, Friday, November 15, at the LikeMe lighthouse, 3909 Main St, KCMO. More info at: likemelighthouse.org.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays New & Local Releases + Guest Producer Harris Wilder November 6, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Rooms Without Windows, Alaturka, The Caves, John L. Keck, The Burdock King, Little Legend, and Jesca Hoop. We'll also play from Lou Reed, and also The Velvet Underground. Lou Reed died on Sunday, October 27, 2013. In honor of his passing we will feature songs from Lou Reed's releases: Transformer, Berlin, and Loaded. At 10:30 Mark talks with Poet Bill Bauer about the re-release of his book, "Last Lambs." Bill Bauer will be in be reading at Johnson County Community College, as part of Veterans Week, on Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 pm, in the Hudson Auditorium in the Nerman Museum. The event, A Call to Words: Veterans & Why They Write, features two Vietnam-era veterans reading and discussing their poetry. At 11:00 Mark welcomes Harris Wilder as special "Guest Producer" for the hour. Harris will play music from: Wilson Picket, Mitch Ryder, Ray Charles, Moby Grape, Howard Tate, David Ruffin, Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Al Green, and Laura Nyro.

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Show #498

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays music from Apocalypse Meow! + A Musical Tribute to Lou Reed October 30, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Radkey, The Silver Maggies, Deer Tick, Betse Ellis, Tiny Horse, The Latenight Callers, Bill Callahan, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics and Sara Swenson. We'll also play several tracks from Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. At 10:15 Penny Thieme of VALA Gallery & Studios joins us to discuss the VALA Benefit Concert, Saturday, November 2, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, to support victims of domestic abuse and other violent crimes. The concert features Howard Iceberg, The Accidentals, Camry Ivory, Alan Whyte, and Kathryn Lorenzen and will be held at VALA Gallery, at 5834 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas. At 10:35 Mark talks with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre's production of Ain't Misbehavin' opening Friday, November 1, at 8:00pm, at Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. www.spinningtreetheatre.com. At 11:15 Mark talks about Apocalypse Meow 2013 with Cody Wyoming and Mac McSpadden. This annual event will benefit Abby's Fund of Midwest Music Foundation. Apocalypse Meow 2013 is Friday, November 1, at Midwestern Musical Company, 1830 Locust, KCMO, featuring: Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds, and The Silver Maggies. And Saturday, November 2, at Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Avenue, KCMO, featuring a Silent Auction, Raffles, and Two Stages! Main Stage: She's A Keeper, Freight Train & Rabbit Killer, Not A Planet, The Latenight Callers, The Philistines, and Sister Mary Rotten Crotch. Acoustic Stage: Tony Ladesich, Dave 'Chilidog' Crawford, Betse Ellis, Howard Iceberg, and Gregg Todt.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents the Musical World of Krystle Warren October 23, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays the latest music from Kansas City, Kansas, based musicians, Dedric and Delaney Moore and their bands: Monta At Odds and Gemini Revolution. We'll play their new 27-minute song: "My Mind Has Wings." We'll also feature musical recordings from several bands participating in The WINFIELD HANGOVER, Saturday, October 26, at Riot Room, in Kansas City. We'll play music from Loaded Goat, Fast Food Junkies, and Betse Ellis. At 11:00, Mark talks with Krystle Warren, who has been touring Europe opening for Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle Warren's new album "Love Songs: A Time you May Embrace" came from a 13 day recording session in Brooklyn. Krystle wrote the songs, and is releasing the music in two separate releases, in Europe. Mark also plays music from: John Vanderslice, Brad Cox, Joan As Police Woman, Rufus Wainwright and Teddy Thompson.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: True Grit + Matt Kesler October 16, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Mat Shoare, Jeff Harshbarger & The Revisionists, Krystle Warren & The Faculty, John Vanderslice, Pokey LaFarge, Elliot Smith and more. At 10:30, Mark talks with Kaite Mediatore Stover - Director of Readers' Services at The Kansas City Public Library, about The Library's Big Read: "True Grit" by Charles Portis. We'll also play live recordings from Jeff Harshbarger & The Revisionists (Mike Stover, Brad Cox, Betse Ellis & Kasey Rausch) who recently performed music associated with the novel at the KC Public Library. More information on the Big Read at www.kclibrary.org. At 11:00 Matt Kesler joins us as "Guest Producer" of our second hour. Matt Kesler is owner of The Midwestern Musical Co. at 1830 Locust, in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, Missouri. Matt is also a member of several legendary KC based bands: The Doo-Dads, Midtown Quartet and The Pedaljets. Matt Kesler will share music from: Harry James, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Elvis, Booker T & the MGs, Ramones, True Believers, Frank Black, T. Rex, Marvin Gaye, The Embarrassment, Gun Club, and Alejandro Escovedo.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays “The Midcoast Sound” October 9, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Radkey, Red Kate, Schwervon!, Krystle Warren, Betse Ellis, Wells The Traveler, Drew Black & Dirty Electric, Margo May, The Grisly Hand, Bloodbirds, The ACB's, The Bad Ideas, Ghosty, Polvo, Neko Case, King Khan & The Shrines, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Animal Collective, and The Kinsey Sicks. At 10:35, Mark talks with Emily Behrmann about the current 2013-2014 season for the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. More info at jccc.edu/TheSeries. Marion Merritt and Jennifer Appell join Mark for the entire show to encourage ALL listeners to call 888-931-0901 during Wednesday MidDay Medley, to express support for this show and 90.1 FM KKFI.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Midwestern Audio October 2, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: Spirit Is The Spirit, The Pedaljets, Ghosty, Rev Gusto, Metatone, Middle Twin, Jorge Arana Trio, Grenadina, Summer Osborne, Vi Tran Band, and Kristie Stremel. At 10:15 Mark talks with former 90.1 FM Programmer, George Biswell about his new performance art project: "Sidewalk Radio." At 10:30 Brenton Cook joins us to play tracks from Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 a new compilation of local music from Midwest Music Foundation with a big CD Release Show, Saturday, October 5, at 9:30 pm, at recordBar. At 11:00, John Long of Camp Magazine joins us to discuss: Out In the Crossroads, a 2-day street festival on Baltimore Ave, between 19th & 20th Streets, October 4-5 to commemorate LGBT History Month, and National Coming Out Day. Info at: outinthecrossroads.com. At 11:15 we'll talk to, Summer Osborne, who'll perform at ShOUT 2013, Friday, October 11, at 11th & McGee. At 11:39 we'll talk with Schaeffer Nelson about “OutSpoken KC: Love and Marriage", a dramatic reading of true stories from Kansas City's LGBT Community. Monday, October 7th, at 7pm, at Unity Temple on the Plaza.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Judy Mills + Joel Nanos September 25, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Marva Whitney, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Ha Ha Tonka, The Silver Maggies, She's A Keeper, Minden, La Guerre, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, The Grisly Hand, Hidden Pictures, Helen Gillet, Maria The Mexican, Neko Case, Animal Collective, FIDLAR, and Braids, we'll also play The Raconteurs, and DJ Shadow. At 10:30, Mark welcomes Judy Mills of Mills Record Company, a new independent record store that just recently opened at 314 Westport Road, in Kansas City. At 11:15, Mark talks with Joel Nanos, musician, producer, engineer and owner of Element Recording Studio. Joel has been part of the recording of some of our favorite releases of the year from: The Architects, The Grisly Hand, Soft Reeds, Parts of Speech, She’s a Keeper, Maps for Travelers, La Guerre, and Madison Ward. More information at: www.elementrecordingstudios.com
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Marion Merritt’s Musical Discoveries + Eccentric Soul + Jimi Hendrix + Damon Bailey September 18, 2013 | 10:00 am

Marion Merritt joins us to share tracks from: The Heavy, The Julie Ruin, White Fence, King Khan & The Shrines, The Shouting Matches, Volcano Choir, of Montreal, Mazzy Star, Willis Earl Beal, Roky Erickson, Okkervil River, Califone, Bird Nest Roys, and Express Rising. Marion will also feature: The Fabulous Rhythm Makers, and Marva Whitney from the new Numero Group release Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label. We'll also play music from Jimi Hendrix who died 43 years ago, September 18, 1970. At 11:15, Kansas City based, singer songwriter Damon Bailey will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios and premiere the final mix of a new song called "Black and Mild," the first track from Quest United Heart's self titled album to be released this fall.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Surveys the Crossroads Music Fest + Mark Titus + Amy Farrand September 11, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark Titus returns as guest producer & co-host to share recordings of live musical theatre performances from: Katie Gilchrist, Lauren Braton, Molly Denninghoff, Jennie Greenberry, Jessalyn Kincaid, Natalie Weaver, Mary Bridget Davies and scenes from the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival's "As You Like It." In our second hour Bill Sundahl joins us to talk about the 9th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 14, 6:00 pm to 3:00 am, with 25 BANDS, at 6 Stages around Crossroads KC at Grinders featuring: She's A Keeper, The Grisly Hand, My Brothers & Sisters, Hearts of Darkness, The Givens, Amy Farrand, The Empty Spaces, Not A Planet, Rural Grit All-Stars, Lee Langston, Starhaven Rounders, Dead Voices, Mr Marco's V7, Cherokee Rock Rifle, The Blackbird Revue, One Hundred Flowers, Gooding, Diverse, Sunu, Joe Cartwright Trio, Max Groove, Brian Maloney, Nicolette Paige, Erik Voeks, and Mikal Shapiro. More info at: WWW.CMFKC.COM
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Vi Tran + The 816 Bicycle Collective + A Musical Tribute to Abigail Henderson September 4, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Betse Ellis, Amy Farrand, The Vi Tran Band, The Pedaljets, High and Dry, Julia Holter, Neko Case, Crocodiles, Ty Segall, Superchunk, Jagwar Ma, and music from the bands of Abigail Henderson: The Gaslights, Atlantic Fadeout, Tiny Horse, and Trouble Junction. At 10:30, we'll talk with Idris Raoufi, a co-founding member of the 816 Bicycle Collective. Idris is also one of the organizers of Main Street Day, Saturday, Sept. 7. More info at: www.816bike.org and www.mainstreetday.com. At 11:15, Mark talks with Vi Tran about his new release "American Heroine." More info at: www.vitranmusic.com
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates The March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom August 28, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark will play music from artists who performed at The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, 50 years ago today! We'll hear from: Marian Anderson, Mahalia Jackson, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Mark also plays music inspired by the Labor and Civil Rights Movement from: The Staple Singers, Pete Seeger, Sweet Honey in The Rock, and International Noise Conspiracy. At 10:30, we'll talk with organizers of Main Street Day, Saturday, Sept. 7, 11:00am to 4:00pm. Main Street Day celebrates the urban mobility on Kansas City’s Main Street. At 10:45, Mark welcomes Ernest James Zydeco who will be in concert, Friday, August 30, at 7:00pm, at Prospero's Uptown Books. At 11:00, Guest Producer and Guest Co-host Simone Briand returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley to share musical tracks from: Thee Oh Sees, Mike Andrews, Regina Spektor, Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Sly and the Family Stone, Morrissey, The Walkmen, and Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Red Kate + Wells The Traveler + Sinple August 21, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Wells The Traveler, Red Kate, Clairaudients, Man Bear, Mikal Shapiro, Dead Voices, Summer Osborne, Ghosty, Neko Case, and Dead Girls. At 10:15, Mark talks with members of, Wells the Traveler. We'll play from their debut full length recording "One for the Dreamers." At 10:35 Mark talks with experimental electronic musical artist, Sinple, (also known as Jesse Bartmess). At 11:15 Members of the KC punk band, Red Kate, join us live in the studio. We'll play tracks from their first full-length album, "When the Troubles Come." Red Kate plays a CD Release Show at Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club, Friday, August 23, with The Quivers and Steady States.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The Musical World of Sarah Carpenter August 14, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Sarah Carpenter who shares songs from: Walter Cole, Ruth Brown, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Blossom Dearie, Dinah Washington, Mel Tourme', Shirley Horn, Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt, Fred Astaire, Louis Jordan, and John Lee Hooker. Sarah will also play Kansas City based bands: The Columns, Rural Grit All-Stars, Kasey Rausch, The Afterparty, The Mourning After, Dirty Mae, and High & Dry.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Marion Merritt + Carsie Blanton August 7, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt who joins us to share information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion plays tracks from: Devo, Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs, David Lynch, T-Model Ford, The Three O'Clock, Matias, Aguayo, Anna Von Hausswolff, Algrebra Suicide, Irma Thomas, and Big Star. At 11:15, Mark talks with Carsie Blanton, a New Orleans based music maker who has toured with the likes of Paul Simon, Joan Osbourne, Shawn Colvin and Loudin Wainright III. Carsie Blanton plays Kansas City for the Mama Ra Haus Concert, hosted Mikal Shapiro and Kasey Rausch, Wednesday, August 7, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, at 632 W. 39th Terrace, KCMO 64111. Alexandra Fetterman kicks off the music with a short opening set at 7:00 pm. Also joining us on Wednesday MidDay Medley is the amazing Kasey Rausch and Mikal Shapiro.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents David Burchfield + Mat Shoare + Guest DJ Matthew Hayden July 31, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: David Burchfield and the Great Stop, Mat Shoare, Molly Picture Club, John Velghe and The Prodigal Sons, The Postal Service, and Merry Clayton. At 10:15 Mark talks with David Burchfield about his new recording with The Great Stop called "Perseids" and The Great Stop play a special CD Release show & Farewell Concert, Saturday, August 10, at 7:00 pm, at The recordBar. At 10:35 Mark welcomes musician and songwriter, Mat Shoare who has just been nominated for a Pitch Music Award. At 11:00 musician, percussionist, producer and member of Molly Picture Club - Matthew Hayden, joins us as "Guest DJ." Matthew will play music from: Afrolicious, Frank Biyong & The Afro electric Orkestra, Alton Ellis, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Junior Murvin, Cedric Im Brooks & the Light of Saba, Buari, Jorge Ben, Willam Onyeabor, and Gil Scott-Heron.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley’s Hot Summer Vinyl July 24, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark warms up the 90.1 FM turntables to play New & Local Releases on VINYL from: Akkilles, Radkey, Pedaljets, Monophonics, Spirit is the Spirit, Palace, The Grisly Hand, Schwervon!, Lazy, Ghosty, The ACBs, The Caves, Ssion, David Bowie, John Vanderslice, and The Postal Service. At 10:30, Playwright, Actor, Director - Philip Hooser joins us to talk about this year's Kansas City Fringe Festival and EXTENDED 4PLAY at The Unicorn Theatre. At 11:15 Mark welcomes members of Kansas City based band, 3 Son Green to discuss their debut recording, "Redbird" and their CD Release Show, July 27, at 9:00 pm at Californos.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Beautiful Bodies + Crystal Boson + Claire & The Crowded Stage July 17, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: La Guerre, Me Like Bees, Ecstatics, Trampled Under Foot, Erik Voeks, Beautiful Bodies, Claire & The Crowded Stage, Tenderness Wilderness, Piney Gir, Janelle Monae, Daughn Gibson, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mavis Staples, and Parquet Courts. At 10:15, Mark talks with Alicia Solombrino and members of Beautiful Bodies. At 10:35 Mark talks with writer, Crystal Boson, who recently released her new book of poetry, "The Queer Texas Prayerbook" through Seven Kitchens Press. At 11:15 Mark welcomes Claire Adams and members of Claire & The Crowded Stage.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Madisen Ward July 10, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: The Bad Ideas, The Architects, Schwervon!, Sneaky Creeps, Root & Stem, Madisen Ward, Gentleman Savage, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, Sonny & The Sunsets, and California Wives.
At 10:15, Mark talks with singer/songwriter, Madisen Ward who grew up in the outskirts of Kansas City, Missouri. Madisen recorded his debut EP, "We Burned The Cane Field" with his Mother, "Mama Bear", (Ruth Whitlock-Ward). At 11:00 Mark welcomes one of KKFI's incredible volunteers, Philip Bauer, who will play some of his favorite recordings from: Rush, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Santana, No Doubt, Ugly Kid Joe, Red Elvises, and Prodigy.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley w/ Maria Vasquez Boyd + Vi Tran + Andrew Foshee + William Saunders July 3, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes guest producer & host, Maria Vasquez Boyd who will play New & Local Releases from: Not A Planet, Making Movies, The Walltalkers, The Buttermilk Boys, The Billy Bats, Vi Tran Band, Andrew Foshee, Whiskey For The Lady, Marcus Woods, and Tim York. At 10:15, Maria talks with singer/songwriter and actor - Vi Tran. At 11:00 Maria welcomes singer/songwriter Andrew Foshee. At 11:30 Maria talks with William Saunders.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Akkilles + Sterling Witt + Major Matt Mason USA, Folkicide & Rabbit Killer June 26, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Akkilles, Clairaudients, Grand Marquis, Dreamwolf, Folkicide, Sterling Witt, Radkey, Antennas Up, The Depth and The Whisper, The Uncluded, and The Rolling Stones. At 10:15, Mark talks with Sterling Witt who is embarking on his big Summer Tour this week, with shows in: Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Portland, Montreal, and Detroit. At 10:30 Mark welcomes singer/songwriter David Bennett who formed the KC based band Akkilles in 2011. David has been recording and performing with a collective of his friends and fellow musicians. The new full length Akkilles recording, "Something You'd Say" will be released on Tuesday, July 2. Akkilles play The Brick on Saturday, July 6, with The Caves, and Margo May. At 11:15 Mark talks with three of Kansas City's most original singer/songwriters: Major Matt Mason USA, Folkicide & Rabbit Killer who'll share the bill for a special concert, Wednesday, June 26, at 8:00 pm, at Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Marion Merritt + John McCrite + Amy Farrand June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt who plays tracks from: !!!, Daft Punk, CocoRosie, Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood, Eleanor Friedberger, Laura Marling, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Orb ft. Lee "Scratch" Perry, Tricky, Boards of Canada, Camera Obscura, Savages, Drivin' N' Cryin', Wooden Shjips, Var, and Washed Out. Mark talks with director John McCrite about "ONE THIRD THE TERROR" premiering at the KC LGBT Film Festival - Out Here Now, June 21, at 5:30 pm, at The Tivoli. Mark and Marion talk with Amy Farrand, about Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club - Summer Solstice Edition, June 19, 7:30 - 10:30 pm, at Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound + Betse Ellis June 12, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays "The MidCoast Sound" with some of the best new music from 2013, so far. We'll hear tracks from: The Grisly Hand, Betse Ellis, Dead Voices, Bloodbirds, The Wires, Erik Voeks, The ACB's, Pedaljets, Cowboy Indian Bear, Andrew Foshee, The Latenight Callers, Tiny Horse, The Blackbird Revue, and Soft Reeds. We'll also play City and Colour. Betse Ellis joins us to talk her about her new full-length recording: "High Moon Order" and her album release show, Friday, June 14 at The Brick. We will also talk about Betse's touring, her musical life, and her new photographic exhibit of her original works now show also at The Brick. Marion Merritt & Betse Ellis also join Mark for the entire show to encourage listeners to call 888-931-0901 and donate during Wednesday MidDay Medley, to receive special "Thank you" gifts, including: vouchers for TWO Tickets to see: The Kinsey Sicks, Owen/Cox Dance Group, Rita Moreno, Bach Aria Soloists, Taj Mahal, Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, Arturo Sandoval and many others at the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. Or TWO Tickets to City and Colour, Friday, Oct. 25, at The Midland. Or the Midwestern Audio 2-CD compilation of over 40 of Kansas City's most amazing bands.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: The Latenight Callers + Crossroads Summer Block Party + Mark’s 50th Birthday June 5, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays from some of his favorite recordings: The Carpenters, The Beatles, David Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, The Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, The Smiths, Al Green, Patti Smith, LaBelle, Joni Mitchell, Prince, Iris DeMent, The B-52's, Mavis Staples, The Magnetic Fields, and The Clash. At 10:30, Mark talks with members of The Latenight Callers about their new full length recording: "Songs for Stolen Moments" and CD Release Party, Saturday, June 8, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., KCMO. At 11:15, we'll talk with Jerad Tomasino of Golden Sound Records about The Crossroads Summer Block Party, June 7, at 19th & Wyandotte, 6:00 -12:00 pm.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: “That’s Soooo Gay!” May 29, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark celebrates the Pride Season with our annual show, "That's Soooo Gay" with music from: Liberace, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Noel Coward, Harvey Fierstein, Sharon Needles, Rupaul, Divine, Kristie Stremel, Summer Osborne, Klaus Nomi, The Sleazebeats, Billy Porter, David Bowie, Lou Reed, John Cale, The Kinsey Sicks, Judy Garland, the Broadway cast of "Kinky Boots" and "Chorus Line," Al Franken, Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Dos Fallopia, plus a tribute to Larry Kramer, author of "The Normal Heart." Plus, we'll talk with Jamie Rich, Director, of the Kansas City LGBT Film Festival - Out Here Now, June 20-27; And we'll talk with Kristie Stremel about: Girls With Guitars, June 15, 7:00 pm, at Uptown Theatre; And we'll feature songs from nominated and award winning musicals featured on the biggest Gay Pride Celebration of the year, The Tony Awards, Sunday, June 9.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The Blackbird Revue + “Civil War on Wheels” May 22, 2013 | 10:00 am

At 10:00, Mark plays Local & New Releases from: The ACB's, David George & The Crooked Mile, Vehicle, Dale Frazier, The Blackbird Revue and Yo La Tengo. Plus we talk with Patrick Sumner & Chris Snipes about their new film, "Civil War on Wheels" premiering, Thursday, at the Tivoli Theatre in Kansas City. Plus we'll talk with Jacob Prestidge and Danielle Prestidge, of The Blackbird Revue. Plus we'll talk with Barry Lee about Beatles Tribute III: Being for the Benefit of KKFI, June 1, 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Street, KCMO. At 11:00 Mark welcomes Simone Briand as our special "Guest DJ." Simone donated during our last fund drive at a level that allowed her to receive our special "Thank you Gift" of being a "Guest DJ" for one-hour of the music show of her choice. Simone will play from some of her favorite recordings for our second hour.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: I’ll Take You There – Conversations with Mike Webber May 15, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays music from some of the bands appearing at this year's KC Psychfest, May 17 and 18, at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, Kansas City, Kansas, and Monta HQ in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Mark talks with Patrick Alonzo Conway about Gamelan Genta Kasturi, KC's community Balinese gamelan orchestra, celebrating 10 Years, with a special concert, Saturday May 18, 4:00 pm, in the Truman Forum of the Plaza Branch of the KC Public Library, 4801 Main St, KCMO, Mark talks with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre's production of Michael John LaChiusa’s “Hello Again,” running May 9-26 at the Off Center Theatre on the third level of Crown Center. At 10:45, we present: I'll Take You There - Conversations with Mike Webber, our 75-minute special with Maria Vasquez Boyd joining Mark as co-host, to talk with our friend Mike Webber, as he and wife Marta prepare to leave Kansas City for Austin, Texas. Mike will share stories of his childhood days spent in Kansas City and the Mississippi Delta, working at Capers Corners, PennyLane and Music Exchange, his friendship with members of True Believers. We'll play Mike Webber's favorite recordings from: Staple Singers, The Beatles, Marshall Crenshaw, True Believers, Dionne Warwick, Alejandro Escovedo, The Left Banke, and The Faces.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Schwervon! + The Clementines + The Series at JCCC May 8, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & Local Releases from: Schwervon!, Lazy, Knifecrime, Not A Planet, Erik Voeks, Roger Wilder, Janelle Monáe, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, The Clementines, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear, Ghosty, Tommy Donoho, Telekinesis, Yo La Tengo, Bill Callahan, and Ron Sexsmith. At 10:30, Mark talks with Emily Behrmann about the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. At 10:50, Matt & Nan of Schwervon! play LIVE in our 90.1 FM studios. At 11:15 Mark talks with members of The Clementines.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Molly Picture Club + Bobcat Barker + Middle of The Map Film Fest + Connie Dover & Bob Walkenhorst May 1, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & Local Releases from: Cindy Woolf, Molly Picture Club, Bobcat Barker, The Grisly Hand, Mount Moriah, The Black Angels, Iron & Wine, The Flaming Lips, Efterklang, and we'll also play: Tim Buckley.
Mark also talks with members of the Kansas City based band Molly Picture Club about their new EP "In My Own Time Machine" that is set to be released in a special show, May 4; AND we'll talk with members of Bobcat Barker who play their first live show at Front/Space, 217 W. 18th St., on May 3; AND Mark talks with Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch about the Middle of the Map Film Fest, May 1 through May 5 at Alamo Drafthouse; AND Bob Walkenhorst & Connie Dover join us to talk about: An Evening with Connie Dover and Friends with special guest: Bob Walkenhorst, Friday May 3, 7:30 pm, at Prospero's Uptown.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley present The Grisly Hand + Sneaky Creeps + Bach Aria Soloists + Artist Judith Levy April 24, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: The Grisly Hand, Soft Reeds, Sneaky Creeps, David Bowie, Swimming in Speakers, Palace, Lyal Strickland, Diana Krall, Tim Coons, Iron & Wine, and The Flaming Lips. We also talk with members of The Grisly Hand, Sneaky Creeps, Bach Aria Soloists, and Artist Judith Levy about her new film: NV in KC.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Dead Voices, Soft Reeds, The Depth and The Whisper, Dollar Fox, and Two Headed Cow, LIVE! April 17, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark talks with members of the Kansas City based bands: Dead Voices, Soft Reeds, The Depth and The Whisper, Dollar Fox, and Two Headed Cow. We'll hear their latest recordings from these bands, plus new music from The Grisly Hand. In addition, you the beautiful listener, can call us to make a bid on these incredible bands: The Depth and The Whisper, Dollar Fox, and Two Headed Cow, as part of 90.1 FM's biggest band auction ever with more than 100 area bands. Listeners are urged to call us at: 888-931-0901 during each band's segment to place a bid on that band. Bids start at $200.00. The highest bidder gets a 2-hour concert for an upcoming birthday, anniversary, block party, company picnic, or bar mitzvah. The band auction supports 90.1 FM.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Marion Merritt + Paul & Brandon Draper April 10, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt who joins us to share information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will play tracks from: N*Grandjean, Charles Bradley, Phosphorescent, Holydrug Couple, Maumiss, Chrissy Zebby Tembo and the Ngozi Family, Rhye, Molly Drake, Connie Converse, Karen Dalton, Junip, Grouper, and Nosaj Thing. At 11:15 Mark and Marion talk with Paul Draper & Brandon Draper about their Father and Son Concert, on April 13, 8:30pm, at the historic Blue Room at The American Jazz Museum, 18th and Vine, Kansas City MO celebrating the release of the new full length recording: "The Paul Draper Band."
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays More Music From The Middle April 3, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays music from bands participating in the Middle of The Map Fest, April 4-6. We'll spin tracks from: The Regrets, The Silver Maggies, Making Movies, Y[our] Fri[end], The Conquerors, and Shadow Paint. We'll also hear music from, Dream Wolf, and William Michael Dillon. At 10:30, Eddie Lowery, Alicia Dressman, and Megan Zander join us to talk about, Jamnesty: Sights and Sounds to benefit Amnesty International, Friday, April 5, 6:00 to 10:00 PM, at The Next Space Gallery at 312, East 18th Street, in the Crossroads. At 11:00, Brenton Cook joins us as Guest Producer & Guest Co-Host for our second hour. Brenton recently assembled the Midwestern Audio Vol. 1 release featuring over 40 area bands for the Midwest Music Foundation.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays Music from the Middle + Claire Adams March 27, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays music from The Middle of The Map Fest from: Radkey, Soft Reeds, Akkilles, Fullbloods, Scratch Track, Schwervon!, The Hearts of Darkness, David Burchfield, Hospital Ships, Sleepy Kitty, Clairaudients, Drew Black & Dirty Electric, Grizzly Bear, The Joy Formidable, and Deerhoof. We'll also hear: Appropriate Grammar, and Claire & The Crowded Stage. We'll talk with: Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch about Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest curated by The Record Machine. And we'll talk with singer, songwriter: Claire Adams. Plus...Claire Adams & The Crowded Stage will play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios!
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Amy Farrand + Jamie Searle March 20, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: Not A Planet, Appropriate Grammar, She's A Keeper, Amy Farrand, My Brothers & Sisters, Jeff Black, Psychic Twin, Dan Deacon, David Bowie, Alejandro Escovedo, Jimi Hendrix, Olof Arnalds, and Youth Lagoon. Mark also talks with Amy Farrand, Jamie Searle, and organizers working on a benefit to Free Byron Case.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley surveys The HomeGuard Festival March 13, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark talks with Tommy Donoho and Christian Hankel about, The HomeGuard Festival, a 3-day celebration of KC music and culture, sponsored by Folk Alliance International and The Pitch. HomeGuard brings Sam Baker to town on March 14, features a local music showcase on March 15, and special guests on March 16.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Bill Belzer March 6, 2013 | 10:00 am

Guest Producer & Co-Host, Bill Belzer will play music from: Woods, Parquet Courts, AM and Shawn Lee, Dum Dum Girls, Ify Jerry Crusade, Graham Central Station, Chris Cone, The New Amsterdams, The Mills Brothers, Metz, Laura Nyro, Michael Jackson, Bobby Charles, China Crisis, The Berg Sans Nipple, The Sahara All Stars, and Roger Miller.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: The ACB’s + Stephanie Roberts & Eat This! + Jimbo Mathus February 27, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: The ACB's, Tiny Horse, The Wires, Me Like Bees, Fourth of July, Shy Boys, Christopher Owens, Krief, The Postal Service, Divine Fits, Johnny Marr, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Veronica Falls, and Beach Fossils. At 10:15, Mark talks with Jimbo Mathus, about his new album White Buffalo. At 10:30 The ACB's join us LIVE in the 90.1 FM studios. At 11:15 Mark talks with writer, director, and performer, Stephanie Roberts and company members of the UMKC Theatre production, Eat This! We'll also feature music from artists performing for the JJ's Benefit at The Uptown Theatre, Tuesday, March 5.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Marion Merritt + The Wires February 20, 2013 | 10:00 am

Special Guest co-host, Marion will play tracks from: Junip, Pantha Du Prince, Grouper, Ex-Cops, Atoms for Peace, Matthew E. White, Mac DeMarco, Nosaj Thing, Samuel Yirga, Foxygen, and UUVVWWZ. Mark and Marion talk with Laurel Morgan & Sascha Groschang of The Wires.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays 13 of The Best Local Releases of 2013…So Far. February 13, 2013 | 10:00 am

We'll hear tracks from: Dead Girls, Bloodbirds, Cowboy Indian Bear, Olassa, Six Percent, The Wires, Betse Ellis, Mark Lowrey, Jorge Arana Trio, Mat Shoare, Claire Adams & The Crowded Stage, Drew Black & Dirty Electric, and The ACB's. We'll talk with Jerad Tomasino about Golden Sound Records new concert series, On The House. We’ll talk with Heidi Van about "Being Alive: A Musical Conversation About Life and Its Company." The show re-imagines the songs of Sondheim to examine human connections and relationships today. We'll talk with Betse Ellis (of The Wilders) about her new solo recording, her Pledge Music Campaign and her busy touring schedule. Betse Ellis and Marion Merritt join Mark for the entire show to encourage ALL of our listeners to call 888-931-0901 during Wednesday MidDay Medley, to express your support for this show and 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio. If you donate to 90.1 FM's Winter Fund Drive during Wednesday MidDay Medley you could receive some very fine "Thank you" gifts, including: tickets to see Diana Krall at the Midland, tickets to see "Being Alive" at The Fishtank, and CDs from Golden Sound Records.
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Sean Starowitz + Folkicide + A Middle of The Map Festival Announcement February 6, 2013 | 10:00 am

Sean Starowitz discusses Byproduct: The Laundromat, a project he hopes this will challenge the notion of traditional art spaces. We'll play Folkicide's version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and also play from his latest recordings. We'll be sharing a special announcement about this year's Middle of the Map Festival and we'll play music from one of the featured bands. We'll feature more music from The MidCoast Takeover. And we'll play more Local & New releases from: Radkey, The Depth & The Whisper, Cowboy Indian Bear, The Wires, Schwervon!, Cadillac Flambe, The Way Back, Sleepy Kitty, Rev Gusto, The Clementines, Sons of Great Dane, Not A Planet, Folkicide, and Toro Y Moi.
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Spinning Trees & Wildwood Highways January 30, 2013 | 10:00 am

Michael Grayman of Spinning Tree Theatre joins us to talk about the KC Premiere of "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment – The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As told by Himself)." Plus, Deanna Hurst, joins us to discuss her band Wildwood Highway she formed with her friends Periel, and Bradford Lee Stanfield. We'll play tracks from Wildwood Highway's 2012 self titled release, produced with Bill Payne of Little Feat.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Mat Shoare, Spencer Ward, & Michelle Bacon January 23, 2013 | 10:00 am

Mark Manning talks with KC Musicians: Mat Shoare, Spencer ward and Michelle Bacon and we'll hear from their latest music.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley Remembers MLK January 16, 2013 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley Remembers MLK in a special show of music from and inspired by his life and work, January 16, 10-Noon, on 90.1 FM.
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Wednesday MidDay Medley’s Birthday Tribute to Iris DeMent January 9, 2013 | 10:00 am

On January 9, at 10:00 AM, Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates the life and music of Iris DeMent!
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The Rausch Haus Radio Show January 2, 2013 | 10:00 am

Kasey Rausch and her sister Kim Rausch McLaws join Mark as special guest co-hosts for, The Rausch Haus Radio Show.
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The 112 Best Recordings of 2012 (Part 4) December 26, 2012 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley, 10-Noon, Produced & Hosted by Mark Manning
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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The 112 Best Recordings of 2012 (Part 3) December 19, 2012 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley airs 10-Noon and is Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning.
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The 112 Best Recordings of 2012 (Part 2) December 12, 2012 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The 112 Best Recordings of 2012
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The 112 Best Recordings of 2012 (Part 1 of 4) December 5, 2012 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley, 10-Noon, Produced & Hosted by Mark Manning
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2012 – The Year in Music with: Tim Finn, Marion Merritt, Chris Haghirian & Michelle Bacon November 28, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes four special guests who'll share their favorite musical releases of 2012. Guests include: Tim Finn, Music Editor of The KC Star, and creator of the influential music blog: Back to Rockville; Marion Merritt, of Barnes & Noble Music Dept. and creator of the music blog: a2-m3.com; Chris Haghirian from Ink, and KC Star; and Michelle Bacon, Editor of The Deli KC.
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Sam Billen + Victor & Penny + Ernest James Zydeco November 21, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: John Velge & The Prodigal Sons, Fourth of July, The Caves, Fullbloods, Lazy, David George, The Sleazebeats, Sam Billen, Victor & Penny, and Ernest James Zydeco.
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Paleface + Two Headed Cow + Amy Farrand November 14, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: Everyday/Everynight, Schwervon!, Ghosty, Amy Farrand, Making Movies, Ernest James Zydeco, Betse Ellis, Folkicide, Organic Proof, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Helen Gillet, Sarah Jaffe, Paleface, MV & EE, The Avett Brothers, Joni Mitchell, and Alt-J.
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Marion Merritt’s Musical Discoveries+ Michelle Bacon and The Deli Music Showcase November 7, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes SPECIAL GUEST: Marion Merritt who joins us to share information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion Merritt is the co-creator of the blog: a2-m3.com providing information about: Music, Film, Art, Books, Television, Technology, with links, downloads, and articles keeping us current with the latest musical and film news.
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Local & New Releases+ Abigail Henderson & Midwest Music Foundation’s Apocalypse Meow 5+ Les Vilda, Presidential Candidate October 31, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: Gentleman Savage, Cadillac Flambe', The Empty Spaces, Deco Auto, White Girl, Tiny Horse, The Brannock Device, The Casket Lottery, Forrest Whitlow, The Tambourine Club, Kelley Hunt, Snuff Jazz, Hello Biplane, Iris DeMent, MarchFourth Marching Band, The Helio Sequence, John Vanderslice and Brian Eno.
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Local & New Releases+ Tommy Donoho & Dollar Fox October 24, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: The ACB's, Ross Brown, SSION, Dollar Fox, Making Movies, Sam Billen, Dream Wolf, Super Black Market, The Hearts of Darkness, The Noise FM, Quiet Corral, David George & The Crooked Mile, Danny McGaw, The Amazing, Martha Wainwright, GRMLN, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Laurie Spiegel, Marco Benevento, Dan Deacon and The Ramones.
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Mike McCoy & Mark Reynolds of Cher UK + Sneaky Creeps October 17, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: Cher UK, The Pedaljets, The Cave Girls, Dollar Fox, Kasey Rausch, Iris DeMent, Todd Snider, The Grisly Hand, Molly Picture Club, and others.
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Iris DeMent + Spinning Tree Theatre + Betse Ellis, Marion Merritt, & Tom Crane October 10, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: Iris DeMent, The Caves, Root and Stem, Hearts of Darkness, Appropriate Grammar, Hidden Pictures, Amy Farrand, Soft Reeds, Betse Ellis, Schwervon!, Ghosty, Shearwater, Thee Oh Sees, and we'll also hear from, Maria Callas
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New & Local Releases + “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” + Albert Bickley & Dave Tanner October 3, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: Iris DeMent, Betse Ellis, The Depth and The Whisper, The Brannock Device, Victor & Penny, Cadillac Flambe, Schwervon, Kristie Stremel, Daughn Gibson, of Montreal, Calexico, Thievery Corporation, Darlingside, Dark Dark Dark, Flying Lotus, and Tom Tom Club.
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Mikal Shapiro + Guest Producer & Guest Co-Host Clint Hoffmeier September 12, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: alacartoona, The Empty Spaces, Antennas Up, She's A Keeper, Gemini Revolution, Deco Auto, Mikal Shapiro, El Ten Eleven, Be/Non and more.
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Guest DJ – Mark Titus Returns! + Clover Noir Live! August 29, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: The Clementines, Making Movies, Nick Bartlett, TEEN, Tame Impala, and Prince Rama.
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Sinple + Crystal Boson + Ponyboy August 8, 2012 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New Releases, and area bands nominated for Pitch Music Awards, (Sunday, August 12, at The Uptown Theatre). We'll hear tracks from: The Sea and Cake, Grizzly Bear, Ghosty, Power and Light, Hipshot Killer, Fourth of July, The ACB's, The Roseline, Rumblejetts, The I'ms, Quixotic Fusion, Sinple, Ponyboy. and Icky Blossoms. We'll also play music from The Smiths, Wanda Jackson & The Cramps, and War.
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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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