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Wednesday MidDay Medley


Wednesday MidDay Medley is produced and hosted by Mark Manning. Tim Finn, Music Writer for The Kansas City Star and Ink, wrote that Wednesday MidDay Medley was the “Best Place To Hear Local Music On The Radio: The place to listen to new local music and often hear performers talk about it.” (December 4, 2013) The show plays with themes, special events, and features new and local releases, Interviews, and live in-studio performances. The show plays indie, glam, punk, funk, folk, hip hop, classic country, jazz, lo-fi, electronic, soul, latin, broadway, cuban, african, ambient. Special shows include our ongoing, “A Story in a Song,” “Remembering MLK,” and our four-week December series: “The 100 Best Recordings of the Year.” We also welcome special guest producers and co-hosts, including: Marion Merritt who joins us semi-regularly to share musical discoveries.

Past guests of the show

The Grisly Hand, Dollar Fox, Lily Tomlin, Marty Kraft, Laurie Anderson, Greg Brown, Anne Winter, Abigail Henderson, Karen Errington, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Tommy Ramone, Sam Harris, Iris DeMent, Bach Aria Soloists, Natalie Gallagher, Shy Boys, Krystle Warren, Robert Moore, Billy Smith, David Ford, Chuck Haddix, Tim Finn, Hector Casanova, Stephanie Roberts, Spencer Brown, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Ron Megee, Dewey Chafee, Kirsten Paludan, Peter Lawless, Masankho Banda, Nick Cave, Betse Ellis, David Sokolowski, David Wayne Reed, Joel Nanos, Rosie Flores, Annie Cherry, Mr. Marcos V7, Peregrine Honig, Jim Hightower, Amy Goodman, Eleni Mandell, Jill Sobule, and Chris Haghirian, Necia Gamby, CJ Janovy, Maria The Mexican, Tim Kearns, Kurt von Schlemmer, Lisa Cordes, Matt Dunehoo, Brian Hicks, Nico Gray, Sandra K. Davies, Cris Williamson, The Bad Ideas, Kaite Stover, Crystal Boson, Shane Evans, Lou Jane Temple, Chadwick Brooks, Robert Coleman Trussell, Howard Iceberg, Gary Krough, Virgil Rhames, Donnie L. Betts, Jack Cole, Sam Cordes, Scott Cordes, Cathy Barnett, Kate Clinton, Jason Ryberg, Matt Erickson, Sunshine Del Hamric, Zoe LaGrece, Mark Hennessy, Ed Tato, Bill Sundahl, Von Hodad, Kathleen Warfel, Cody Wyoming, Aaron Barnhart, Nate Borofsky, Tom Livesay, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Thomas Frank, Dana Gilmore, Regina Spektor, Ubaka Hill, Cynthia Levin, Emily Lauren, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, Tim Brown, Robert Brand, Julie Lee, Susie Keynes, Will Leathem, Tabla Rasa, Jeff Black, Steven Eubank, Justin Van Pelt, Charlie King & Karen Brandow, Toby Grotz, Stephan Said, Crissy Sciolaro, Robert McCain, Missy Koonce, Christi Hoffman, Tret Fure, Ira Harritt, John Jessup, Cheryl Kimmi, Tom Crane, Frank Hicks, Bob Bond, Miriam Davidson, Rebekah Presson Mosby, Paul Malinowski, Megan Hamilton, Frank Alvarez, Dan Barnett, Pete Dulin, Pam Taylor, Peggy Friesen, Stacy Tolbert, Art McDonnell, Amy Boyd, Joel Kraft, Piney Gir, Mica Thomas, Jade Osborne, Connie Dover, Richard Pirodsky, Bess Wallerstein, Lora McDonald, Lew Edmister, Daniel Dermiztel, Rev. Sam Mann, Lisa Valenti, Emily Tummons, Mike Murphy, Vicki Walker, Beth Marshall, Nathan Granner, Beau Bledsoe, Mark von Schlemmer, Cory Call, Brady Karlin, Megan Birdsall, Griffen Alexander, Sabrina Matthews, Bob Smith, Alexis Barclay, Ellen Sheridan D.D.S., Rick Dodderidge, Joe Baehr, Joyce Slater, Tim Miller, Steve Brown, James MacDonald, Elizabeth Rich, Dorothy Hawkins, Debra Mellicker, Richard Mabion, Charles S. McVey, Jamie Rich, Tom Edmonson, Durwin Rice, Shawn Pavey, Paolo Andino, Ike Sheldon, Jerry Harrington, Sunshine Patten, John Koop AKA “Flo,” Corrie Van Ausdal, The Barclay Martin Ensemble, Rebecca Liberty, Meghan Whelan, Barclay Martin, Vi Tran, Erin McGrane, Sarah Swenson, Mark Lowrey, H. Stewart, Rick Willoughby, The Sleazebeats, Giuliano Mingucci, Michael Buckley, Terry Hancock, Chato Villalobos, Uzziel Pecina, Hector Casanova, Robert Heishman, Lonita Cook, Joe Faus, Rocky Hopson, Heather Thornton, Rob Houle, Agustin Frederic, Sterling Witt, Chris Gibson, Ron Simonian, Softee, Jennifer Appell-Goldston, Sarah Anderson, Matt Cygnett, Steph Allen, Allan Winkler, Sarah Mundy, Jane Gotch, Flora Chang, Blair Schulman, Don Simon, Mimi Mangrum, Cheri Lu Woods, Mongol Beach Party, Karen Errington, Christian Hankel, Christopher Meck, Heidi Van, Jeff Freling, Charles Ferruzza, Kyle Dalquist, Dave Lawrence, William Belzer, Jenny Mendez, Gilberto Guerrero, Janet Brown Moss, Natasha Derakhshanian, Mark Southerland, Elizabeth Hawn, Mike Ryan, Kathy Hale, Samantha Silveira, Art Suskin, Kathy Kane, KA$H Click, Two Headed Cow, Matthew Griggs, Mark Wingard, Jim “The Blind Guy” Hoschek, Philip ‘blue owl’ Hooser, Wick Thomas, Expassionates, Honey Valentine, Amy Farrand, Scott Easterday, Brodie Rush, Karen West, Marco Pascolini, Matt Weiss, Sean Kelley, BOOM! Alex Espy, Fran Stanton, Mikal Shapiro, Richard Burgess, Margo May, Sam Platt, Gnarly Dan, Matt Jacobs, Justin Norcross, Elaine McMilian, Shay Estes, Linda & Richard Rostenberg, Rachel McMeachin, Rusty Sneary, Matt Kesler, and Diane Burnette. For more information you can visit us at:

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Bach Aria Soloists + Amy Farrand + Outer Reaches Explores The World + Thee Devotion April 18, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Making Movies, Thee Devotion, Amy Farrand & The Like, SUNU, Hi-Lux, Teri Quinn, Keaton Conrad and Yo La Tengo. At 10:10 violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane, guitarist Beau Bledsoe, & bassist Jeff Harshbarger of Bach Aria Soloists play live Tango music in our 90.1 FM Studios. Bach Aria Soloists are presenting, Night of Tango, April 21, at The Folly Theater. At 10:35 Amy Farrand joins us to share music from One, the debut album from, Amy Farrand & The Like who play Davey's Uptown, April 28. At 11:00 Brenton Cook & Dedric Moore share info about, Outer Reaches Explores the World, on Friday, April 20, at recordBar, proceeds benefit the Midwest Music Foundation. At 11:30 members of the KC band Thee Devotion join us to share music from their new release Chapel.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features Doby Watson + Witch Jail + Kadesh Flow April 11, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Get Up Kids, Doby Watson, Kadesh Flow, Witch Jail, Mac Lethal, Shy Boys, Calvin Arsenia, Jametatone, Bobby Watson featuring Glenn North, Kississippi, and Beach House. At 10:30 Singer-Songwriter Doby Watson plays live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Doby has just released his new EP, Family Mattress Deluxe, written by Doby and co-produced with Zack Hames. At 11:00 Mark talks with members of the KC based post-exotic, death-pop band, Witch Jail. Witch Jail play an Album Release Show, Thursday, April 12, at 9:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee St., KCMO with Jorge Arana Trio, Bad Girls, and Neptune. At 11:30 Kadesh Flow aka Ryan Davis joins us to share music from his new EP, Room Service. Kadesh Flow is a rapper, trombonist, and producer. Kadesh can be found laying down bone bars with The Phantastics who play Record Store Day at Josey Records, Saturday, April 21, at 8:00 PM.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Ten Thousand One + OLIVIA FOX + Ryan Wilks & Here Where You Wish April 4, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Thee Devotion, The Philistines, Mysterious Clouds, OLIVIA FOX, Martian Martian Martian, Noah Davis, Margo May, Ten Thousand One, Billie Eilish, and Cavern of Anti-Matter. At 10:30 am members of the band, Ten Thousand One, joins us. At 11:00 Mark talks with Lauren Flynn, Aubrey Callahan and Tiffany Smith who make up the KC band, OLIVIA FOX who will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. At 11:30 artist Ryan Wilks joins us to share details about, Here Where You Wish, Opening on First Friday, April 6, at the Kansas City Public Library.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Howard Iceberg + Nico Gray March 28, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Kadesh Flow, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Kid Computer, Sinple, Khrystal., Mor Mor, Lucy Dacus, and The Decemberists. At 10:30 Howard Iceberg shares music from his new album, Netherlands, prior to his Album Release show at The Ship, 1217 Union, in the West Bottoms, KCMO, on Thursday, March 29, at 7:00. At 11:00 Mark welcomes Nico Gray who joins us as a Guest Producer for our second hour. Nico will play tracks from: Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark, Annie Hart, Nina Simone, Sabina, Jacqueline Taieb, Miley Cyrus, David Bowie, Bert Kaempfert, Janelle Monáe, Jimmie Spheeris, Sinéad O’Connor, and INXS.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley talks with Richard Alan Nichols + Daisy Buckët March 14, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Carswell & Hope, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Grand Marquis, Making Movies, The Black Creatures, Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type, Lovergurl, Daisy Buckët, Nuthatch-47, The UK’s, The Matchsellers, Chloe Jacobson, Joseph Warren and the Wanderlust Revival, Joan As Police Woman, and Eels. At 10:30 Mark talks with Richard Alan Nichols, KC based professional actor, director, and teacher. He founded The Actor's-Craft Studio in 1987 and has just released a new book, To Act Is To Do. Richard Alan Nichols will read selections at a special Book Release & Reception, Sunday, March 18, at Just Off Broadway Theatre. At 11:15, Daisy Buckët aka Spencer Brown who joins us to talk about Daisy’s solo album debut, “Pansy,” to be released this spring. For the record Jeff Freling of Victor & Penny, jumped in to play with Daisy, with help from Erin McGrane, Ken Lovern, Rick Willouby, and James Issac.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound + DJ Timmy March 7, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Mysterious Clouds, Witch Jail, Salty, La Guerre, Scruffy & the Janitors, Of Tree, Shapiro Brothers, The Project H, Hello Biplane, Digital Leather, Soccer Mommy, The Breeders, Tracey Thorn, k.d. lang, and They Might Be Giants. At 11:00 Mark welcomes Guest Producer DJ Timmy, who won the WMM prize package at Apocalypse Meow 10, for Midwest Music Foundation. DJ Timmy hopes to play: Jaye P. Morgan, Esquivel, Perez Prado, Cornell Hurd Band, Don Walser, Dale Watson, Roger Miller, Spook School, Amy Rigby, Wussy, and Nic Armstrong.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The Matchsellers + Jen Harris & “Collective: Our Stories of Cancer” February 28, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Hembree, Vigil and Thieves, The Roseline, Joy Zimmerman, The People’s Liberation Big Band, Stacy Busch, U.S. Girls, Car Seat Headrest, Sunny War, Screaming Females, and Tom Petty. We'll also play Oscar nominated songs from: Sufjan Stevens, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day & Common, and Miguel & Natalia Lafourcade. At 10:30, The Matchsellers share music from their new album "Bluegrastronauts.” At 11:15 Poet Jen Harris and Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley of Gilda's Club KC share information about, Collective: Our Stories of Cancer, featuring original choreography by Jennifer Owen, music by Stacy Busch, and poetry by Jen Harris with soprano Liz Pearse, and five dancers of Owen/Cox Dance Group. Performances are March 2-4, at La Esquina Gallery.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records with Marion Merritt + Red Kate & Too Much Rock February 21, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records with Merritt, as our “Guest Producer” to spin tracks from: The O'Jays, Chocolate Watchband, Wooden Shjips, LaVice & Company, THE DESCENDANTS OF MIKE AND PHOEBE, Death And Vanilla, The Brian Jonestown Massacre & Asia Argento, CSC Funk Band, ORGŌNE, Funkadelic, Bardo Pond, The Sufis, Tess Parks, Sunny War, Joan Armatrading, Jóhann Jóhannsson, and more. Plus, Mark talks with members of Red Kate about their new Too Much Rock - Singles Series release. Also joining us is Sid Sowder, founder of Too Much Rock.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley spins music of Folk Alliance International Conference + Victor & Penny + Don Simon + Megan Slankard February 14, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark spins songs from musical artists playing Official & Private Showcases at the 2018 Folk Alliance International Conference, February 14, 15, 16, and 17 at the Westin Crown Center. We’ll hear tracks from: AHI, Ruthie Foster, Victor & Penny, The Accidentals, Hope Dunbar, Yirrmal, John Oates, Black Umfolosi, The Mammals, Radio Free Honduras, Rosie & The Riveters, Megan Slankard, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Anais Mitchell. At 10:15 KC based musical artists: Jeff Freling & Erin McGrane who perform as Victor & Penny join us to talk about the 2018 Folk Alliance International Conference. Victor & Penny play an Official Showcase Saturday, Feb 17 at 6:45 PM in the Garden Terrace at the Weston Crown Center. At 10:40 Mark talks with Don Simon about the Lost Cowgirl Records Private Showcase at the 2018 Folk Alliance International Conference. Over 40 musical acts will be presented during four nights, February 14 - 17, in Room 713 at The Weston Crown Center. At 11:30 native Californian Indie Rocker - Megan Slankard from San Francisco joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios! Megan will be playing ten Private Showcases at Folk Alliance International Conference.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features Music from Folk Alliance International + Instant Karma + Julia Other + Hedwig And The Angry Inch February 7, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays songs from musical artists playing Official Showcases at the 2018 Folk Alliance International Conference, February 14, 15, 16, and 17 at the Westin Crown Center. We’ll hear tracks from: Crys Matthews, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, The War and Treaty, Mary Gauthier, Steve Poltz, and Darling West. At 10:30 members of the band Instant Karma join us to share new music. At 11:00 Mark talks with Julia Othmer who plays Knuckleheads, Friday, February 9. At 11:30 Justin Carter-Van Pelt and Katie Gilchrist share details of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, running through February 17 at the Arts Asylum, 1000 E 9th, presented by the Egads! Theatre.

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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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