Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates 10 Years

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 7, 2014

Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates 10 Years


Wednesday MidDay Medley went on the air, 10 years ago, during the first week of May. During this period of 90.1 FM’s history, Program Director John Jessup asked Mark to host and produce the Wednesday mid-day timeslot. Mark had been producing and hosting a public affairs program called The Tenth Voice, since 2001. Very quickly Wednesday MidDay Medley established itself as a place to hear new and local releases.

Marion Merritt will join Mark for the entire show, as guest co-host. Marion made her first appearance on Wednesday MidDay Medley on July 29, 2004. Marion has been a regular contributor, sharing her musical discoveries and information from her encyclopedic brain. For 18 years Marion Merritt was the manager of the music department at Barnes & Noble on The Plaza, until she left in January to start her own independent record store, specializing in vinyl. Records With Merritt, is now open at 1614 Westport Rd. More info at:

At 10:30, Maria Vasquez Boyd joins us to share an original poem. Maria is the host and producer of ARTSPEAK RADIO, airing Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm on 90.1 FM. Maria made her first appearance on Wednesday MidDay Medley on October 10, 2007. Since then, Maria has been a constant contributor to the show, hosting and producing a series of shows about Day of The Dead, The music artists listen to in their studios, Teachers, The Ukulele, Mojo, and many others. Maria is a founding member of The Latino Writers Collective, a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, a published writer, a visual artist, and a teacher who has taught at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, KCAI, Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, The Writer’s Place, and Guadalupe Center.

At 11:15, Kasey Rausch joins us to play a song in our 90.1 FM studios. Kasey was one of the very first live musical performances on Wednesday MidDay Medley, and is a frequent guest and contributor. She was on our 100th show as a co-host when we celebrated Recycled Sounds and Anne Winter. Kasey and her sister Kim produced a special show in January, 2013, about their musical Rausch family. Kasey was with us on our 500th show. Kasey Rausch performs as a solo artist and with a band, she is also a member of The Naughty Pines, The Buttermilk Boys, and Partners in Glory. With Mikal Shapiro, Kasey is host and producer of River Trade Radio, broadcasting Sundays, 9:00 am to 11:00 am on 90.1 FM KKFI.

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