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Wednesday MidDay Medley


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

Past guests of the show

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

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Upcoming episodes

WMM presents Jason Buice & David George + Helen Proctor & Shawn Stewart + Cris Williamson, Teresa Trull & Barbara Higbie May 22, 2019 | 10:00 am

Mark spins New & MidCoastal Releases from: Momma's Boy, HelKat, Volker Brothers, The Creepy Jingles, Kid Computer, Jason Buice, JohnnySupercolossal, Tiki Brawlers, Cris Williamson, Barbara Higbie, The National with Gail Ann Dorsey, Big Thief, Jamila Woods, Sinkane and Bob Mould. At 10:30 Jason Buice joins us to talk about his new EP Both Sides and David George shares a track from Volker Brothers' new EP Wrecking Ball. At 11:00 Mark talks with Helen Proctor of the band HelKat and Shawn Stewart shares music from his new JohnnySuperColossal album "Poppies and Puppies. At 11:30 Mark talks with Cris Williamson, Barbara Higbie & Teresa Trull who'll play The Center for Spiritual Living - KC, 1014 W. 39th St. on Thursday, May 30, at 7:00 PM.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates 15! May 15, 2019 | 10:00 am

WMM Celebrates our 15th Anniversary with 15 Special Guests. WMM welcomes to the airwaves live performances from: Calvin Arsenia, Betse Ellis, Jen Harris, Mikal Shapiro, Barry Lee and Maria Vasquez Boyd. Plus, Mark interviews Iris DeMent, Krystle Warren, Kasey Rausch, and Fran Stanton. We will also have musical premieres and special musical tracks brought to us by Brenton Cook, Jake Wells, Marion Merritt, Nico Gray, and Necia Gamby.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Nick Carswell + The Wires + Molly McLaughlin & Turlach Boylan May 8, 2019 | 10:00 am

Mark spins New & MidCoastal Releases from: Le Grand, The Wires, Pamper The Madman, Jean Claude and the Eclairs, Danielle Nicole, Nick Carswell, Carswell & Hope, The Sextet with Calvin Arsenia, Marvin Gaye, Stereolab, MorMor, and Mattiel. At 10:30 Nick Carswell shares details about Changing Shades - Stories of Migration, Confusion & Belonging told in Image & Song a solo performance of 10 songs, May 10, at at The Irish Center of KC AND May 11, at Lawrence Arts Center. At 11:00 Mark talks with The Wires Alternative String Duo - Laurel Morgan Parks on violin, and Sascha Groschang on cello about The Wires 2nd Album Release - Wilder, May 18, at recordBar. At 11:30 Molly McLaughlin and Turlach Boylan play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Together they will share music that they will play in concert on Saturday, May 18, at 4:00 pm at Diastole Scholars' Center, 2501 Holmes, KCMO.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records With Merritt + Nathan Reusch May 1, 2019 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share sonic discoveries and information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will play tracks from: Fela Kuti and Roy Ayers, Lucy Rose, Kevin Morby, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Darondo, Weyes Blood, Throbbing Gristle, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Death In Vegas, Eddie Russ, Eddie Bo, and more. At 11:30 Mark talks with Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine, a homegrown record label started in 2003. Originally created to promote music from Kansas City & Lawrence, TRM has grown to turnout records from bands all across the country. Nathan is also co-founder & curator of the Middle of The Map Fest.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley with Betse Ellis + Mike McCoy + Amy Farrand + HuDost + Allaudin Ottinger + Shaun Crowley April 24, 2019 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes special guests: Betse Ellis, HuDost (Jemal Wade Hines & Moksha Sommer), Dean Allaudin Ottinger, Mike McCoy, Amy Farrand, and Shaun Crowley. Plus we play music from: Mildcats, Short Round Stringband, Momma's BOY, Cher UK, Amy Farrand and The Like, Shortsweather, HuDost, Dean Allaudin Ottinger, Cayucas, Amyl and The Sniffers, Middle Kids, and Morrissey.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Rita Chiarelli & Mikal Shapiro + Sean Mawhirter & Mundo Nouvo + Emmaline Twist April 17, 2019 | 10:00 am

Mark spins New & MidCoastal Releases from: LK Ultra, Mundo Nouvo, Drugs And Attics, The Get Up Kids, Shy Boys, The Phantastics, Emmaline Twist, Hi-Lux, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Rita Chiarelli, Weyes Blood, Priests, Lampchop, and Son Volt. At 10:30 Canadian musician & filmmaker Rita Chiarelli and KC based cinematographer Mikal Shapiro join us to talk about their work inside the Topeka Correctional Facility for Women culminating with a concert on May 4 that will be presented to their fellow inmates, families, victims, and the community. Rita & Mikal have planned 10 days of filming with an all-female crew inside the facility. At 11:00 Sean Mawhirter of Mundo Nouvo talks about their debut album, "Mejor Tarde Que Nunca" and the Release Concert, April 19, at The 10 Spot. At 11:30 members of Emmaline Twist talk about their show April 19 at recordBar with The Foreign Resort, Nite, and Monta At Odds.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Nicole Springer + Stephonne Singleton + Jen Harris, Teri Quinn & Joy Baker + Promise Clutter April 10, 2019 | 10:00 am

Mark spins New & MidCoastal Releases from: Stephonne, Nicole Springer, The Freedom Affair, Brandon Phillips & The Condition, Hembree, Deco Auto, Lazy Projector, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Schwervon!, The Black Creatures, Lovergurl, and Wick & The Tricks. At 10:15 Promise Clutter talks about Record Store Day at Revolution Records, Saturday, April 13. At 10:35 Nicole Springer debuts her new single "Hell" and plays live in our 90.1 FM Studios. At 11:00 Jen Harris, Teri Quinn, and Joy Baker join us to share details about Curses & Charms on April 14, at 4:30 PM at InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton St, OPKS. At 11:30 Stephonne Singleton premieres his new single "Want Me."

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Victor & Penny + Sondra Freeman + Brandon Phillips & The Condition + Aaron Rhodes April 3, 2019 | 10:00 am

Mark spins New & MidCoastal Releases from: Victor & Penny, Brandon Phillips & The Condition, Dead Voices, Hadiza, Show Me The Body, DJ Lucas, Amira Wang, Durand Jones & The Indications, The Coathangers, The Wild Reeds, and Black Moth Super Rainbow. At 10:15 Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling share details about the Victor & Penny The Loose Change Orchestra concert on April 6, with Kyle Reid and The Low Swingin' Chariots. At 10:35 Sondra Freeman talks about Midwest Music Foundation's inaugural Strike A Match Donation Drive, April 1 thru April 6, with a Free Musicians’ Health Care Clinic at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Road, from noon to 5:00 pm. At 11:00 Brandon Phillips & Adam Phillips talk about their upcoming shows at recordBar April 5, and Mills Record Company, on Record Store Day on April 13.
At 11:30 Aaron Rhodes of Shuttlecock Music Magazine, discusses three upcoming Music Showcases.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features Savanna Howland & Steven Ervay March 27, 2019 | 10:00 am

Mark spins New & MidCoastal Releases from: Mess, The Freedom Affair, Y god Y, Hipshot Killer, The Butter Band, Black Stacey, LA Jones, Jaclyn Bell, Kadesh Flow featuring Jessica Paige, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Monta At Odds, The Ultrasounds, Busey, VidCo Kult, SASAMI, Cate Le Bon, Miya Folick, Hop Along, Celeste & Gotts Street Park, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Superorganism. At 11:00 Mark talks with Savanna Howland & Steven Ervay who will share the details about: Playlistplay, Guestlist, Sofar Sounds, Fine Dining Productions, and other musical projects they are fostering.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Hipshot Killer + Gamelan Genta Kasturi March 20, 2019 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: VidCo Kult, Kill Vargas, Payge Turner Music, Radkey, Hipshot Killer, Sky Smeed, Mysterious Clouds, Soultru, Shapiro Brothers, Yola, Metric, Durand Jones & The Indications, Sugarpulp, Rina Mushonga, Adia Victoria, and Rufus Wainwright. At 10:30 Patrick Alonzo Smith Conway joins us to share details on Gamelan Genta Kasturi Spring Concert 2019 with Asnawa Family, March 24 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. At 11:00 Mike Alexander talks about the Hipshot Killer, All This Time is Ours LP release show March 30 at miniBar with Midlife, and Arson Class.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays New & MidCoastal Releases March 13, 2019 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates our 777th show with two hours of New & MidCoastal Releases from: Kevin Morby, The Dear Misses, Violet and the Undercurrents, Radkey, The Sluts, Black Stacey, Varma Cross, Sugo Day, Hot Club of Cowtown, Shay Estes, Carswell & Hope, Ebony Tusks, Deco Auto, Rachel Mallin, Emily King, Helado Negro, Y La Bamba, Pedro the Lion, Lomelda, Solange, Deerhunter, FEELS, Citizen Cope, Adia Victoria, Our Native Daughters: (Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Amythyst Kiah & Allison Russell), and Kris Kristofferson & Brandi Carlile.

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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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