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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 Erin Keller + Summer Osborne August 16, 2017 | 10:00 am

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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays New & MidCoastal Releases + Guest Producer Nico Gray August 9, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Black Stacey, Helen Gillet, IVØRY BLACK, Novellesque, Mess, Lovergurl, Red Kate, Oshwa, CAAMP, Herbie Hancock & Leonard Cohen, and The New Pornographers. At 11:00 Nico Gray, returns as "Guest Producer" and will spin music from: Essaie Pas, Prince & The New Power Generation, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, Yoko Ono & Anohni, Gildardo Zapata, Future Islands & Debbie Harry, Atlas Sound, Divine, Bat for Lashes, Perfume Genius, The Cure, and Portugal. The Man.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley talks with Chase The Horseman, Kwame Boating, & Aaron Rhodes of Shuttlecock Music Magazine August 2, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Salar Rajabnik, Hi-Lux, Schwervon!, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Instant Karma, The Black Mariah Theatre, Salty, Keaton Conrad, Deadeye, Tim York, American Slim, Throat Breach, Iddy Vice, Solomon, Tommy Strauser, Japanese Breakfast, Great Grandpa, and David Bowie. At 10:30 AM Chase The Horseman joins us with Kwame D. Boateng, a Kansas based hip hop artist with a new record, Good/Luck, that Chase produced. At 11:30, Aaron Rhodes joins us to share music and information about the Shuttlecock Music Showcase 004, Friday, August 4, at 6:00 PM, at Mills Record Company.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features Musical Shows of KC Fringe Festival July 26, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Mess, Pink Royal, Making Movies, Mysterious Clouds, Crystal Rose, Shadow Rabbits, Ssion, See Through Dresses, Jorge Arana Trio, Riala, Sudan Archives, Sarah Jaffe, Joon Moon, Deerhoof, Willi Carlisle, and Val Bennett. At 10:30 Jen Appell joins us to share music and details about her show “Arc of Joan” at Musical Theater Heritage Main Stage, 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City. At 11:00 Mark welcomes award-winning “Ozark renaissance folklorist” Willi Carlisle and director Joseph Fletcher, who share music and information about their show, “There Ain't No More”, making a Kansas City Debut at the KC Fringe Fest at Phosphor Studios, 1730 Broadway, Kansas City.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Cynthia Hardeman + Steve Gardels July 19, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Radar State, The Whiffs, Eems, Akkilles, Jake Wells, Ay-Musik, Storm, The National, The Coathangers, The xx, Violent Femmes, and more. At 10:30 we welcome KC based playwright, Cynthia Hardeman who shares details about her play, Sun Of The Revolution, co-written with hip hop artist Storm for this year's KC Fringe Festival. At 11:00, Steve Gardels joins us a Guest Producer for our second hour. Steve Gardels is a member of the band The Philistines, where he plays drums and contributes his design talents to the band’s promotional art. Steve also plays bass for The Uncouth.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Lawrence Field Day Fest July 12, 2017 | 10:00 am

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrate the 6th Annual Lawrence Field Day Fest, July 13-15, in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas. We’ll play music from: The Phantastics, Bummer, Psychic Heat, The Bad Ideas, Toughies, Raymond, Ricky Roosevelt & Alccalh, Wendy Moira, Approach, Arc Flash, Vedettes, Jade Archetype, Nick Siegel, The Dear Misses, Instant Karma, and Dressy Bessy. At 10:15 members of the band Instant Karma join us to share music from their new EP, Trying to Find My Mind, to be released July 22. At 10:35 the new KC based, 4-piece band, SHE SAID, plays live in our 90.1 FM studios. SHE SAID is made up of Jennie Ferguson on vocals & guitar, Scott Mize on guitar, Doug Hitchcock on drums, and Matt Kesler on bass & vocals. At 11:00, Fally Afani, the Editor, Founder, Reporter, and Photographer of I Heart Local Music, joins us for the entire hour to play music from artists playing Lawrence Field Day Fest.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features Roxi Copland + InterUrban ArtHouse + PorchFest KC July 5, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Golden Groves, Dean Monkey & The Dropouts, Tread Lightly, Westerners, Sara Swenson, Calvin Arsenia, Run With It, Schwervon!, Shortsweather, Betse & Clarke, Fullbloods, John Velghe and the Prodigal Sons, Cameron Johnson, Keaton Conrad, The Host Country, Roxi Copland, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Jill Scott. At 10:30 Mark talks with Milwaukee based singer/songwriter Roxi Copland, who plays InterUrban ArtHouse, July 11. Also joining us is Wolfe Brack and Joy Baker of InterUrban ArtHouse. At 11:15, Kathryn Golden joins us to share information about the 4th Annual PorchFest KC, October 14, 2017, in Midtown, KCMO, from Noon to 5:00 PM. Registration is now open for bands wanting to apply. All genre welcomed.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features KKFI Collaborations + Soul Revival + Ivøry Black + HearQueer June 28, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Hi-Lux, Soul Revival, Calvin Arsenia, Barclay Martin Ensemble, Rachel Mallin, Katy Guillen & The Girls, and Big Thief. At 10:15 Bill Sundahl joins us to discuss, KKFI COLLABORATIONS at The Folly Theatre, Friday, June 30, at 7:00 PM. At 10:30 Mark welcomes Soul Revival, featuring singer and songwriter Derick Cunigan and producer Desmond Mason. At 11:00, Ivøry Black joins us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Ivøry Black will share a new song, “Family Tables” to be released in August. At 11:30 Anna Selle joins us to share information about her new print + digital publication called HearQueer featuring interviews, reviews, stories about queer identifying musicians and a portion of our proceeds will be going to local organizations working to protect and advocate for the queer community.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Salty + Out Here Now & The Ordinance Project June 21, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: SLIGHTS, Salty, The Sluts, Black Stacey, Old Sound, Ride, Wonderface, Todd Albright, Audra McDonald, Regina Spektor, Grant Davis, The Housemartins, and Joe Jackson. At 10:30 Mark welcomes KC band Salty: Jonathan "JB" Brokaw, Zach Turner, Ethan Savage, & Jesslay Huh. At 11:00 Jamie Rich, of the Out Here Now: KC LGBT Film Festival, June 22-29 at Tivoli Cinemas, with Austin Williams share info about the upcoming documentary film, THE ORDINANCE PROJECT. Also joining us is David Weeda, an early activist in the struggle for equality in KC, and was Director of The Human Rights Project.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes Guest Producer Marion Merritt + Scott Hrabko June 14, 2017 | 10:00 am

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share tracks from: The Weather, Pond, Robert Wyatt, The Como Mamas, Benjamin Booker featuring Mavis Staples, Nhú De Ped´Bia, Banteay Ampil Band, London Grammar, Feist, Jackie Mittoo, Combo Los Yogas, The Raincoats, Julien Baker, The Flying Lizards, Gene Faith, Bob Marshall & The A/Cs, Lewis Parker, Madlib and more. At 11:30 Mark talks with KC based singer songwriter Scott Hrabko about his new album Summer, from Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits, to be released June 23. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play a CD Release Show for Summer, Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM at The Brick.

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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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