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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

Wednesday MidDay Medley features The Ordinance Project, Out Here Now & KKFI’s 30th! June 20, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Shy Boys, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Jessica Paige, The Hillary Watts Riot, Dicta, The Elders, Approach, Melody's Echo Chamber, Parquet Courts, Sunflower Bean, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Laura Veirs. We’ll also play - Out Here Now Film Fest - related music from: Romanovsky & Phillips, Pat Benatar, and Thelma Houston. Plus, we'll talk with Bill Sundahl, KKFI 90.1 FM’s Development Director about 90.1 FM’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at The Folly Theater, June 30, at 7:15 pm. AND... Jamie Rich, Director of the Out Here Now: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, June 21-28 at Tivoli KC, joins us as guest co-host with special guests: Austin Williams, Director of The Ordinance Project Premiere - Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, Jon D Barnett, Stuart Hinds of UMKC GLAMA, and Savannah Rodgers, KC based filmmaker and artist-in-residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Joseph Warren Wheeler + FACEFACE June 13, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark features 10 MORE of our Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2018, (so far). We'll spin tracks from: Grand Marquis, Calvin Arsenia, My Oh My, Danielle Nicole, Hi-Lux, SSION, Janelle Monáe, The Matchsellers, FACEFACE, and Daisy Buckët. Plus, we’ll play some our Favorite Singles of 2018, (so far) from: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Instant Karma, Red Kate, The Black Creatures, and Salty. Plus we’ll spin music from Joseph Warren & the Wanderlust Revival, and three other bands playing Boulevardia. AND we'll talk with Joseph Warren Wheeler of Joseph Warren & the Wanderlust Revival who play Boulevardia, June 15. AND Ryan Lee Toms & Paul S Nyakatura of FACEFACE, join us to share music from their new album, “MMmm.” and details about the FACEFACE CD Release PARTY June 15, at recordBar, with The Black Creatures, and Rick Maun.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features: Second Hand King + summerland, Belle Plaine & Blake Berglund June 6, 2018 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley features 10 of our Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2018, So Far. We'll spin tracks from: Kadesh Flow, Mikal Shapiro, Jametatone, Amy Farrand & The Like, Carswell & Hope, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Yanna the Supa Flowa, CS Luxem, Mysterious Clouds and Second Hand King. (Next week we'll continue with Part 2 and 10 more releases.) At 10:30 Mark talks with Second Hand King). Second Hand King & The Lovers play recordBar, June 9. At 11:15, summerland, brings along her singer-songwriter friends Belle Plaine & Blake Berglund who play SqueezeBox Theatre, June 8. Marion Merritt and Joelle St. Pierre join us as co-hosts for our Spring Fund Drive Show, to encourage listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI - Kansas City Community Radio.

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WMM presents “That’s So Fabulous!” May 30, 2018 | 10:00 am

We celebrate LGBTQIA Pride Season with our annual show, "That's So Fabulous!” Mark spins music from: Daisy Buckët, Wick & The Tricks, SSION, Liberace, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Jim Nabors, Noel Coward, RuPaul, Grace Jones, Dos Fallopia, Judy Garland, Al Franken, Lily Tomlin, David Bowie, Anohni, Lou Reed, John Cale, Frenchie Davis, and The Smiths. At 10:30 we’ll talk with Josh Morgan, about KC Pride Fest, June 1- 3, at Berkley Riverfront Park. At 11:00 Wick Thomas shars details on I Heart Local Music Presents: Pride for the Masses, June 8-9, at Jackpot Music Hall in Lawrence. At 11:30 Philip blue owl Hooser & Chris McCoy discuss, Torch Song Trilogy, presented by The Barn Players, at The Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, KCMO, May 31 through June 10.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Calvin Arsenia + Carswell & Hope + Shaun Crowley + Ethan Eckert May 23, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Mysterious Clouds, Carswell & Hope, Calvin Arsenia, Ethan Eckert, Westerners, Eve Sheldon, Una Walkenhorst, and It’s Me: Ross. At 10:11, Ethan Eckert joins us to share music from his new solo EP, Punishment Part One, being released on Friday, May 25. At 10:35 Shaun Crowley of Manor Records and the band Momma’s Boy, shares information about the Manor Records Summer Showcase, Friday, June 8, at Replay Lounge in Lawrence, and live music at Voltaire, in the West Bottoms. At 11:00 Nick Carswell of Carswell & Hope shares music from the band;s new EP Exit Plan. At 11:30, Calvin Arsenia shares info about his concert at Greenwood Social Hall, May 29 with Mike Dillon and Mary Ocher.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Cat Dail + Mikal Shapiro + My Oh My! + Instant Karma May 16, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: My Oh My, Mikal Shapiro, Instant Karma, Sugo, Cat Dail, The Sea and Cake, Wye Oak, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. At 10:30 Mark talks with Cat Dail, who is returning to her hometown of KC for an EP Release of “FIGHT FOR LOVE” May 22, at recordBar. At 10:45 Mikal Shapiro shares music from her new album, "The Musical II" and her show, May 26 at The Buffalo Room. At 11:05 A.M. members of My Oh My!, join us to share tracks for their new release, THE WAR OUTSIDE and their Release Show, May 19, at recordBar. At 11:35 members of the band Instant Karma join us to share their new 7” vinyl single, “Give Me Freedom” from Sunflower Soul Records. Instant Karma play SoundMachineKC, May 26.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Cody Critcheloe + Workers Revival Fest + David Wayne Reed + Pamper The Madman May 9, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: SSION, Claire Adams, Betse & Clarke, Love Mae C of Nublvckcity, The Sleazebeats, Those Far Out Arrows, Rev. Sekou, Friendship Commanders, and Downtown Boys. At 10:11 we'll talk with David Wayne Reed about his new short film Eternal Harvest. At 10:30 we'll talk with Johnny Hamil, Theresa Scott & Chris Tady of Pamper the Madman about Woodstack 2018. At 11:00 we have an extended interview with Cody Critcheloe about the new SSION release O. And, at 11:30 members of Red Kate and Black Site Records with Natalie Patrick-Knox of Jobs With Justice share details about Workers Revival Fest, May 11 & 12 at recordBar.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records With Marion Merritt + Barry Lee May 2, 2018 | 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 spin tracks from: Cymande, Kevin Morby, CW Stoneking, Lou Johnson, Tim Maia, Miles & Trane, King Britt, Grouper, Epic Soundtracks, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Melody's Echo Chamber, and more. At 11:30 Barry Lee joins us to share information about, An Evening With the Music of The Beatles: Unplugged, Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 PM, at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Grand Marquis + Cris Williamson + Gamelan Genta Kasturi + John Keck + Purple Skunk Funk Band April 25, 2018 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Grand Marquis, John Keck, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Cris Williamson, and Yuno. At 10:05 John Keck joins us to share music from his new EP, Out In The Cold - 12th Street Singles. At 10:25 Patrick Alonzo Conway shares information about KC’s Gamelan Genta Kasturi - 15th Anniversary performance at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, April 29. At 10:45 Joe Athon and friends share stories about their 1990's group, the Purple Skunk Funk Band reunion show April 28, at Knuckleheads. At 11:00 members of Grand Marquis join us to share music from their new album, Brighter Days - Release April 28, at 8:30 at Knuckleheads. At 11:30 Mark talks with legendary singer songwriter Cris Williamson who has just released her 31st album, Motherland and will play in KC for the first time in 10 years, at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, April 28, at 7:00 pm.

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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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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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