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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 features: Heidi Lynne Gluck + Attic Light + Soul Revival August 24, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Heidi Lynne Gluck, Soul Revival, Ruth Acuff, Jerad Tomasino, The Phantastics, The Sluts, Peter Schlamb, Attic Light, BROTHER, Caleb Ryan Martin, The Good Hearts, Psychic Twin, and Drugdealer. At 10:30 Mark talks with Nathan Bowman, lead singer of the KC based 4-piece band, Attic Light. At 11:00 musician Desmond Mason joins us to share information about SOUL REVIVAL, and their next upcoming show on, Friday, August 26, at 7:30pm, at The Buffalo Room. At 11:30 Mark talks with Heidi Lynne Gluck about her new album, Pony Show. Heidi Lynne Gluck will be playing The Crossroads Music Fest on Saturday, September 10.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley features Nedra Dixon, IVØRY BLACK, and Charlie Parker August 17, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Amado Espinoza, The Conquerors, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, IVØRY BLACK, The Architects, the Fade, of Montreal, Creative Adult, Corinne Bailey Rae, Manu Chao, Beach House, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker. At 10:30 Mark talks with Nedra Dixon who plays Billie Holiday, in Spinning Tree Theatre’s, “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill” currently running Wednesday through Sundays, through August 28, at The Living Room Theatre, 1818 McGee, KCMO. At 11:00 Singer, songwriter, rock & roller, IVØRY BLACK returns to play live on the show. IVØRY BLACK will play Davey's Uptown 3402 Main St, August 20, with American Slim, and The Fade. At 11:30 we'll talk with representatives this year’s Charlie Parker Celebration at the American Jazz Museum commemorating the 96th anniversary of the birth of legendary jazz great Charlie Parker. The series of events will include the unveiling of a new exhibit about Bird’s formative years in Kansas City, A Musician in the Making: Charlie Parker in Kansas City, 1920-42.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: The Uncouth + Chico Sierra + American Slim August 10, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Tidy Hippy, Heidi Lynne Gluck, The Uncouth, Calvin Arsenia, The Royal Furs, Erik Voeks, Minden, American Slim, Michaela Anne, Not a Planet, The People’s Punk Band, Car Seat Headrest, Wild Beasts, and more. At 10:30, Mark talks with the KC based band, The Uncouth. The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at Josey Records, on Friday, August 12, with Plug Uglies, and The People’s Punk Band. At 11:00 Chico Sierra joins us to discuss his first book of poems, Air Becomes Glass. The Chico Sierra - POP Poetry book release will be Saturday, August 27, at 7:00 pm at Prospero's Books, 1800 W 39th St, KCMO. At 11:30 Mark talks with the KC based band, American Slim. American Slim play Davey's Uptown, Saturday, August 20, at 7:00 pm with Ivory Black and The Fade. American Slim play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10, also know as Nathan Jurries 18th Birthday.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley talks with Joshua Allen of Various Blonde + Steve Rector & Promise Clutter + Sterling Witt August 3, 2016 | 10:00 am

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Conquerors, Various Blonde, Lovergurl, Lincoln Marshall, The Philistines, Approach, Lauren Anderson, Amy Marcus, Rev Gusto, Sterling Witt, Kasey Rausch, Jim Earle, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, PWR BTTM, Regina Spektor, Wilco, and more. At 10:30, Mark talks with Steve Rector and Promise Clutter of Revolution Records Kansas City, who celebrate a One Year Anniversary - First Friday Blow Out Party on Friday, August 5. At 11:15 we will talk with multi-instrumentalist, Joshua Allen of the Kansas City based Various Blonde who have a brand new album, ALL BASES COVERED, that will be released September 16. Various Blonde will play the Crossroads Music Fest, on Saturday September 10. Various Blonde play Saturday, August 6, at 9:00 PM, at The Dubliner KC.

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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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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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