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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 IVØRY BLACK + Spencer Brown of The Kinsey Sicks April 26, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Nature Boys, Via Luna, Salty, David George, The Way Back, Nick Siegel, The New Pornographers, The Black Angels, and The Kinsey Sicks. Mark also plays music from bands playing Wednesday MidDay Medley/90.1 FM’s - Middle Of The Map Day Party, May 6, at 2:00 PM, at The Brick, with: Calvin Arsenia, Use Your Atlas, Julian Davis And The Hay-Burners, The Good Hearts and Nicholas St. James,. At 10:30, IVØRY BLACK joins us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. IVØRY BLACK plays Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at 9:45 PM, at The Westport Saloon.
At 11:15, Mark welcomes professional actor, singer, Spencer Brown, who has appeared on stage at The Unicorn Theatre, Late Night Theatre, The KC Fringe, Union Station, The Folly Theatre, Off Center Theatre, Broadway Jazz Club, and for over 10 years has also performed as Daisy Buckët, voted Kansas City’s Best Drag Performer by the Pitch Kansas City. For the past nine years Spencer Brown has also toured internationally and recorded several albums with The Kinsey Sicks, “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet” where Spencer plays Trampolina. The Kinsey Sicks will be returning to KC to perform the U.S. premiere of their new show, "Things You Shouldn't Say,” Friday, April 28, at 8:00 PM, at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th Street, in KC’s Crossroads Arts District.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Music from Record Store Day + Music from Shuttlecock Day Party at Middle of The Map Fest April 19, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Krystle Warren, Hermon Mehari, Monta at Odds featuring Your Friend, The Conquerors, Wick & The Tricks, Sweatpantsdaze, Amy Marcus, of Montreal, and Wire. At 10:30 we'll talk with Barry Lee about An Evening With The Music of the Beatles, Friday, April 21, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, KCMO, a benefit for 90.1 FM. At 11:00 Aaron Rhodes, Editor of Shuttlecock Music Magazine will share music from artists playing the Eight One Sixty X Shuttlecock: Middle of The Map Fest Local Hip-Hop Showcase May 6, at The Tank Room. Aaron will spin tracks from Aaron Alexander, Dev3n, Sahvannes, Dom Chronicles, Squibs, Ebony Tusks, Heartfelt Anarchy, Kemet The Phantom, False Brother, Hyborian, and Momma’s Boy.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising” – Live on the Radio! April 12, 2017 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents a live radio broadcast of "Black Sheep Rising" featuring original pieces, live musical performances produced for the radio. Contributors include: Ron Megee, Jen Harris, Calvin Arsenia, Beth Marshall, Jon "Piggy" Cupit, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. We will also talk with cast members: Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Nico Gray, BJ McBride, and Linda Barnhouse. The Kansas City based band, The Sleazebeats (Charlie Colborne, Bill Belzer with Jen Appell) will play live in our 90.1 FM studios as our "house band."

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WMM features Red Kate & SMF + Guest Producer Nico Gray April 5, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Red Kate, Stiff Middle Fingers, Jametatone, Slights, The Sleazebeats, Calvin Arsenia, Kristie Stremel, Cloud Nothings, and Jen Appell. At 10:30 members of the bands Red Kate and Stiff Middle Fingers join us to share details about their new split-single. This record marks the debut of Stiff Middle Fingers on vinyl and is the second release on Kansas City’s coop record label, Black Site. At 11:00 Nico Gray, joins us as "Guest Producer". Nico is a former theatre actor, performance artist, writer, and is currently a marketing and advertising consultant. Nico will spin music from: Radiohead, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, Line Renaud, Kid Francescoli, Heart, Elton Motello, The Plugz, Time Zone, Aloe Blacc, Amanda Shires, and Quincy Jones.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley talks with Clint Hoffmeier, Matt Tady, Matthew Dunehoo, Lou Jane Temple & Ron Megee March 29, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Slights, Second Hand King, Arc Flash, Sky Smeed, Calvin Arsenia, Lennon Bone, The Dynamite Defense, The Sleazebeats, Pieta Brown, The Besnard Lakes, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and Modern English. At 10:15 Clint Hoffmeier & Matt Tady join us to share details about their new weekly podcast, Wednesday Night Drinking Practice, recorded at Clint’s home studio, in KCK. At 11:00, Mark welcomes Matthew Dunehoo, Festival Director of First Friday Film Festival is April 7, with doors at 7:30 PM at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, KCMO. At 11:25 AM, Lou Jane Temple & Ron Megee join Mark to talk about Big Bang Buffet's "Black Sheep Rising," Tuesday, April 11, at The Buffalo Room, a benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI. For info and ticket reservations go to:

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features Gamelan Genta Kasturi + Haymaker Records + Run With It March 22, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Run With It, Akkilles, Hermon Mehari, Crystal Rose, Rae Fitzgerald, Kemet The Phantom, Mysterious Clouds, Kristie Stremel, The Sexy Accident, Goldfrapp, Judith Owen, Roxy Music, and Chuck Berry. At 10:30 Patrick Alonzo Conway joins us to discuss the Gamelan Genta Kasturi featuring I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and family perform Saturday, March 25, at 7:30pm, at the Cherry St. Campus location of Academie Lafayette, 3421 Cherry St. KCMO. At 11:00, Mark welcomes Brenton Cook joins us to talk about The Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymarket Records, March 24, at 9:00 PM, at recordBar. At 11:30 AM, members of the band Run With It join us to play live and talk about their EP Release Party, March 24, at 6:00 PM, at recordBar.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley talks with Broken Arrows + Mikal Shapiro March 15, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Calvin Arsenia, Riala, Mikal Shapiro, Broken Arrows, Making Movies, The Tambourine Club, Expassionates, Violent Bear, Be/Non, Shortsweather, The Magnetic Fields, Cindy Wilson, Joey Bada$$, and Valerie June. At 10:15 Barry Lee & Dave Storms, of the band, Broken Arrows join us live in our 90.1 FM studios. Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Saturday, March 18, at 6:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO. At 11:15, Mark welcomes Mikal Shapiro, KC based singer/songwriter and filmmaker. Mikal performs with Chad Brothers as, The Shapiro Brothers, she is a member of the 6-piece latin based band Ayllu, she plays in the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as, Partners in Glory. Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Music from the Middle of The Map March 8, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Not A Planet, Shy Boys, Karma Vision, The Invisible World, Emmaline Twist, Modern Friend, Valley Hush, A La Mode, Los Campesinos!, Jens Lekman, Sylvan Esso, The Shins, Allah-Las, Strand of Oaks, Desaparecidos, and 9 songs from artists playing the 2017 Middle of The Map Fest 2017! At 10:15 Mark talks with Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, about Middle of the Map Music Fest, May 4 thru May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands. At 11:15, Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation returns to share news about the 8th Annual MidCoast Takeover, happening Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, at the Shangri La, in Austin, Texas, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond. The Midwest Music Foundation produces this annual endeavor, to shine a light on MidCoastal bands during one of the largest music and cultural arts festivals in the world. The final MidCoast Takeover 2017 Fundraiser is March 11, at The Brick, featuring Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays New & MidCoastal Releases + David George + Jade Osborne March 1, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: The Dear Misses, Making Movies, The Ovaries-eez, Bobby Sauder, Jake Wells, David George & A Crooked Mile, Modern Friend, Ruddy Swain, Middle Kids, Ramy Essam, Aimee Mann, Coco Rosie & ANOHNI, Las Cafeterias, Elbow, Lee Fields and The Expressions, Jonathan Richman, Jefferson Aiplane, and Barbara Lewis. At 10:30 Mark talks with Kansas City based musician David George who joins us to share information about a new single he is recording called, ”Can’t Find Love,” as a benefit for the ACLU. At 11:30 Mark talks with Jade Osborne of Voler Thieves of Flight, who joins us to share the details about her trip with Cuba, to work with the Cuban Circus.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins Records with Merritt + Momma’s Boy February 22, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to spin tracks from: Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood, Stevie Wonder, Saint Etienne, Champion Jack Dupree, Sam Beam & Jessica Hoop, Meatbodies, Fuzz II, Valet, Radical Face, and Julien Baker. At 11:30 Mark talks with members of the band Momma's Boy who are set to released their debut EP, “Liquid Courage” with an EP Release Show, Saturday, February 25, at 7:00 PM at The Tank 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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