Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
WMM’s 33 & 1/3 All Vinyl Fall Fund Drive Show! + Brenton Cook + La Resistencia Press + Marion Merritt, Betse Ellis & Nico Gray
WMM celebrates KKFI’s 33 & 1/3 years on the airwaves by spinning recent MidCoastal 33 & 1/3 rpm vinyl releases. We’ll drop the needle on recent (and a few classic) tracks from: HXXS, Expo Seventy, Black Light Animals, The Freedom Affair, Danny Cox, Krystle Warren, Shy Boys, The Black Creatures, Silicone Prairie, Bummer, Knife Crime, Emmaline Twist, Radkey, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, and Jorge Arana Trio. Tracks from KC’s labels: High Dive Records, Black-Site, Center Cut Records, Sunflower Soul, Haymaker Records, Groove King Records, along with Parlour Door Music from Paris, Thrill Jockey Records from Chicago, Polyvinyl Recording Co. from Champaign, Illinois; Feel It Records from Harrisonburg, Virgina; Glassnote Records from NYC and London, and ABC Dunhill Records.
At 11:00 Mark talks with Brenton Cook about Outer Reaches presents: HXXS / Expo Seventy / WE Are the Asteroid / Jorge Arana Trio at recordBar, 1520 Grand Avenue in KCMO, on October 16 at 7:00 PM. Brenton formed the Kansas City independent music label, Haymaker Records in January 2014. The label has released multiple full length albums, for Monta At Odds, HMPH!, Be/Non, Jorge Arana Trio, Riala, Mysterious Clouds, Sie Lieben Maschinen, Schwervon! For the last 9 years, Brenton has been a co-curator of the Outer Reaches shows. More info at http://www.outereachesfest.com
At 11:30 MG Salazar & Alex Martinez share details about La Resistencia Press and Alex Martinez’s new book, Concealment , and the Book Release on Saturday, October 16, at 3:30 PM at InterUrban ArtHouse 8001 Newton St., Overland Park, Kansas. MG Salazar is a poet, writer, performer, curator/business owner, chef, civil rights activist. MG’s book, Little Bits of Flesh was published by La Resistencia in 2019; her book, Striking the Black Snake: Poems from Standing Rock, was published by 39 West Press in 2017; and her debut book, If You See My Ghosts Like I Do, was published by Spartan Press in 2016. Alex Martínez is a poet, badass organizer, and an overall beautiful queen. Born in Mexico, Alex started writing poetry at a very early age. After migrating to the United States as an undocumented minor in 2005 their primary language became English. Alex often writes about trauma and social issues that affect them and their immigrant, brown, and queer communities. Alex was an artist in residence for 18 months at Charlotte Street Foundation in 2018 with funding for the program provided by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant. Alex published their first book Disclosure: Confessions of a Queer in Crisis in April of 2018. More info at: http://www.laresistenciapress.com
One of WMM’s longtime contributors, Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt, a minority owned business in KCMO, joins us as our special guest co-host. We also welcome Betse Ellis, critically acclaimed fiddler, singer, songwriter, and one half of Betse & Clarke who also joins us as special guest co-host. Rounding our our team is actor, writer and marketing & advertising consultant with Union Station, Nico Gray. Marion, Betse and Nico will encourage our listeners to call 888-931-0901, or visit http://www.kkfi.org to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio during our Fall Fund Drive Show.
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