May 23 – “Small but perfectly formed…My Ukulele”

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

“Small but perfectly formed…My Ukulele”

Maria Vasquez Boyd returns as Guest Producer and Guest Co-Host for a special program that celebrates the culture, music, and the popularity of the small but perfectly formed ukulele. Ukulele roughly translates as “jumping flea” and originated in the 19th century as an Hawaiian interpretation of a small guitar.

We’ll hear music from: Victor & Penny, Elsa Rae, Amanda Palmer, Bright Little Field, Ralph Shaw, George Formby, Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole, ukebucket, Gabby LaLa, Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards, Julia Nunes, Ukulele Rebels, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Kate Miccuci, Jake Shimabukuro, The Ukulele Cowboy Society, Lisa Hannigan, and more.

At 10:15 Maria welcomes the Ukulele Fight Club who will perform live, and demonstrate how easy the ukulele is to play by providing on-air instruction to Wednesday MidDay Medley host/producer, Mark Manning. For more info about Ukulele Fight Club you can visit:

In our second hour, at 11:15, Maria talks with Emily Fowler Behrman, General Manager of Johnson County Community College Performing Arts, who tells us about the Johnson County Community College 2012-2013 Arts Calendar. More info at:

At 11:40, Maria talks with Chuck Wilson, of KC Ukesters, who will perform LIVE, in our 90.1 FM Studios, and give us all the details on KC Ukesters upcoming performances. For more information about KC Ukesters you can visit:

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