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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 Spins Record With Merritt + Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type July 27, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer." Marion will spin tracks from: Marvin Gaye, Michael Kiwanuka, Vivien Goldman, African Head Charge, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Luna, Britta Phillips, C.W. Stoneking, Mance Lipscomb, Miles Davis & Robert Glasper, Bat for Lashes, The Wainwright Sisters, Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters and Ray LaMontagne . At 11:30 Mark talks with, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type who join us to share new music from their debut EP, Degenerate Matters. Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type play recordBar, Friday, July 29, with Pink Royal, and Spirit is The Spirit

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Beth Byrd & Patrick Rippeto / Teri Quinn / Diane Hightower July 20, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Betse & Clarke, The Rooftop Vigilantes, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Natalie Prauser, Potter’s Field, Chess Club, Teri Quinn, Attic Light, Shearwater, Prairie Empire, The Lowest Pair, The Low Anthem, Wye Oak, Laura Mvula and Toshi Reagon. At 10:30, Beth Byrd and Patrick Rippeto join us to talk about their 2016 KC Fringe production, The Treasure of the Golden Monkey King, at The Jerome Stage of The Unicorn Theatre. The play runs Saturday, July 23 through Saturday, July 30. At 11:00 we'll talk with KC based singer-songwriter, Teri Quinn who joins us to share songs from Natalie Prauser and The Lowest Pair, who will in concert, Sunday, July 24, at 7:00 pm, at Anton's, 1610 Main St. KCMO. At 11:30 Diane Hightower joins us to share information about her new original play that will be featured at the 2016 KC Fringe Festival, The Last Michigan, that runs July 22 through July 30, at The Buffalo Room.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Fally Afani + Cat Mahari + Calvin Arsenia July 13, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Varma Cross, The Philistines, The Dear Misses, Lincoln Marshall, Bummer, The People’s Punk Band, The Tamborine Club, Erik Voeks, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Calvin Arsenia, The Julie Ruin, The Avalanches, Spacin’, Afefe Iku, Laura Mvula, and Theo Parrish. At 10:30, award winning photo-journalist, Fally Afani, of I Heart Local Music, joins us to share music and information about Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 14-16, in Lawrence Kansas. At 11:00 we'll talk with nationally recognized KC based dancer, performance artist, and choreographer, Cat Mahari, who will share information about ‪31st & Brklyn‬, a new space she is opening. 31st & Brklyn will host, Currents of Reality, on Saturday, July 16, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at 2123 East 31st Street, KCMO, 64109. At 11:30 Kansas City based musician, composer, singer, Calvin Arsenia joins us in our 90.1 FM Studios.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Judy Mills of Mills Record Company + Bill Sundahl & Crossroads Music Fest July 6, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: JAENKI, Four Arm Shiver, Bobby Watson, Golden Groves, Me Like Bees, Real Adults, Thunderclaps, Kodascope, Deaton Chris Anthony, Amy Marcus, American Slim, Deerhoof, Wild Beasts, Angel Olsen, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Esperanza Spaulding, Case/Lang/Veirs, On An On, and Femi Kuti. At 10:30, Bill Sundahl talks about the 12th annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10, 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Josey Records is sponsoring multiple CMF Showcases starting: Friday, July 8, at The Tank Room with IRIEplaceables Ska Orchestra, Golden Groves, American Slim, and Brody Buster One Man Band; Friday, July 8 at Replay Lounge in Lawrence, with Street Level Uprising, Heidi Lynne Gluck, and Nicholas St. James; Saturday, July 9, at First Ward House in St. Joseph, Missouri, with Gaston lamps, The Center Stage, and Under The Big Oak Tree; and Friday, July 15, at Llywelyns Pub, in Overland Park, Kansas, with Thunderclaps, and Ragged Heirs. At 11:15 Mark welcomes Judy Mills who shares details about Mills Record Company’s recent move to their new home, 4045 Broadway, just around the block from their original location on Westport Road. Mills will host 6 nights of in-store, Moving Celebrations. More info at:

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Krystle Warren June 29, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Krystle Warren who will join us for the entire show as “Guest Producer.” Krystle will play: Dionne Warwick, Jimmy Cliff, D’Angelo, Fink, Prince, Robert Palmer, Rufus Wainwright, Emily King, Blake Mills, Joan as Police Woman, Mathieu Boogaerts, Menahan Street Band, Dirty Projectors, Andrew Bird, Hiatus Kaiyote, Jai Paul, Dr. John, Bobby Blue Bland, Lord Huron, Ex-Reyes, and King. Krystle Warren is a graduate of Paseo Academy of Performing Arts. After living in San Francisco and New York City, Krystle was signed to the French recording label Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her album "Circles.” Krystle has played many French and British television programs. She has traveled all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle created her own music label: Parlour Door Music to release, "Love Songs", where she recorded 24 songs live with 28 musicians. Krystle is currently getting set to release her latest album of original songs. More info at Krystle Warren will be in concert, for a special solo performance, at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W 39th St, KCMO, Sunday, July 3, at 8:00 pm

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Rock & Art & Gender with Ryan Wilks + Jen Harris June 22, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays music about Rock & Art & Gender Identity from: ANOHNI, Schmeckel, Le1f, Britta Phillips, Ivory Black, Janelle Monáe, Prince, Pieta Brown, Rufus Wainwright, The Stranglers, Sufjan Stevens, Le Tigre, Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Lou Reed, John Cale, Herbie Hancock, Leonard Cohen, Mission of Burma, The Velvet Underground, and Talking Heads. At 10:30 we’ll talk with Kansas City based artist Ryan Wilks who will share information about his upcoming exhibition: “Gender Treason,” opening July 1, at 6:00 PM, at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, in the lower level. At 11:00, Poet Jen Harris, joins us to talk about her Kickstarter campaign to support the release of her debut spoken word album, Flaunting Her Mediocrity, (due out Summer 2016), and planning her 2016 solo cross-country tour: Multiple Personalities. During the entire live, two-hour broadcast, Ryan Wilks will paint the radio show.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound + Shaun Crowley + Jesse Kates + Marion Merritt + Nico Gray June 15, 2016 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays from some of our favorite MidCoastal releases of 2016 - so far with representative tracks from: Katy Guillen & The Girls, The Philistines, The Quivers, BLKFLANL, Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds, Your Friend, Red Kate, Teri Quinn, Andrew Foshee, Hipshot Killer, The UK’s, Mat Shoare, Nicholas St. James, Under The Big Oak Tree, The Ovaries-eez, YUNGUNKL, and Rae Fitzgerald. At 10:30 we’ll talk with Shaun Crowley about Manor Fest 2, a local music festival in a basement of The Shawnee Manor, in Shawnee, Kansas, June 17 and June 18. At 11:00, Jesse Kates of the Sexy Accident, joins us to talk about his band’s sixth album, Champagne Babycakes, that will be released as a card game! Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, and Nico Gray, of Union Station join Mark for the entire show to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI - Kansas City COMMUNITY Radio.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays “The MidCoast Sound” + Heidi Lynne Gluck + Anson The Ornery June 8, 2016 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays from some of our favorite MidCoastal full-length or EP or single releases of 2016 - so far. This is part one of a two week special. We'll play representative tracks from: Doby Watson, The Buhs, iLLPHONICS, Chad Rex, Fullbloods, Psychic Heat, The Sexy Accident, Erik Voeks, Victor & Penny, Kevin Morby, Anson The Ornery, Dressy Bessy, Cambodian Space Project, and Leyla McCalla. At 10:30 we’ll talk with Heidi Lynne Gluck about the 2nd Annual Girls Rock! Camp Showcase, at Liberty Hall on Saturday, June 11, at 7:00 pm. At 11:00, Anson the Ornery joins us live in our 90.1 FM studios. Anson will share new music and chat about his Singles Release show at Mills Record Company, 314 Westport Rd, KCMO, on Friday, June 10, at 7:00 PM with CS Luxem. Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, and Joelle St. Pierre, KKFI Super Volunteer join Mark for the entire show to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI - Kansas City COMMUNITY Radio.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: “That’s So Fabulous!” June 1, 2016 | 10:00 am

We celebrate The Pride Season with our annual show, "That's So Fabulous!” Mark spins music from: Liberace, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Jim Nabors, Noel Coward, RuPaul, Grace Jones, Lucille Ball & Bea Arthur, Dos Fallopia, Judy Garland, Al Franken, Lily Tomlin, David Bowie, Anohni, Lou Reed, John Cale, Carmen Cusack, Cynthia Erivo, Dev, Beverly McClellan, Mountain Sprout, The Sleazebeats, The Kinsey Sicks, Mundo Nouvo, Stephonne, Vigil and Thieves, Radial Red, and the Broadway casts of “Hamilton,” “The Color Purple,” “Bright Star,” "A Chorus Line," “Bye Bye Birdie,” and ”How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," plus the film soundtracks to "Bambi," “Mame,” ”Hedwig & The Angry Inch," and "Sordid Lives." We'll feature music from one of the most diverse awards shows of the year, The 70th Annual Tony Awards to be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in NYC, on Sunday, June 12. At 11:15, Mark talks with Bill Svoboda, Festival Director for Kansas City Pride Fest, June 3, 4, & 5, at Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO.

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

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

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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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