WMM presents Kat King + Elaine McMilian + New KKFI Hosts: DJ Thundercutz, Nicolette Paige + Brian Hullaby + New & MidCoastal Releases

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Kat King + Elaine McMillan + New KKFI Hosts: DJ Thundercutz, Nicolette Paige + Brian Hullaby + New & MidCoastal Releases

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Whips, Eddie Moore, Kat King, Daniel Gum, The Swallowtails, Erin Keller, Belle & The Vertigo Waves, Christena Graves, The Freedom Affair, Supermassive Black Holes, Jamogi, and Heidi Lynne Gluck.

At 10:30 we’ll talk with Kat King about the new single “Living Room” from the upcoming EP, Domestic Bliss to be released through Manor Records on April 5, 2024. The Kat King band includes: Kat King on lead vocals, Derek Melies on guitar, John Kaul McCain on bass, Daniel Cole on drums, & Kara LePage on keyboards. Kat writes: “Living Room formed out of a guitar melody that Derek sent me in a voice recording. It was in the early stages of living with a partner for the first time where you have to figure out how to navigate your independence while cohabitating because you realize the joy in having someone to leave early with or to just stay home with. I knew I wanted to revisit that guitar recording Derek sent me because of its nostalgic sound and I ended up writing the entire song that evening. When I showed the band we restructured the song, jumping right into the chorus instead of the classic verse/chorus/verse/chorus structure it was initially. John also wrote this beautiful melodic bass line that acts as a counter melody throughout which I think gives it such an interesting instrumental story arc.” More info at: https://vibe.to/livingroom

At 11:00 Mark talks with writer and musician Elaine McMilian about her new book of poetry, Copper and Other Precious Metals. Elaine wrote her first poem, “Palatable Thoughts of Peace,” in the eighth grade, and whether poetry, songs, or essays, she’s been a committed writer since, graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Creative Writing degree. During her thirty years as a singer/songwriter, she starred in genres as diverse as folk, alternative, and classic rock; standard American ballads; and punk. In more recent years, she’s shifted toward poetry and essays, showcasing her works first in her memoir blog, And Something Else, and currently in her follow-up site, And Something More. Elaine lives contentedly in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband Gaylon. Copper and Other Precious Metals is her first book of poetry, and represents the fulfillment of a long-cherished dream. Read more of Elaine’s writing at elainemcmilian.substack.com.

At 11:30 Mark welcomes three of KKFI’s new class of Programmers: Clinton Martens aka DJ Thundercutz who hosts “In The Groove” Mondays, Noon to 2:00pm; Nicolette Paige who hosts “Soul Child Radio” Thursdays, Noon to 2:00pm; and Brian Hullaby who co-hosts The People Power Hour on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00pm presented by KC Tenants. These three dynamic radio show host/producers are part of KKFI’s recent initiative that brought 15 new shows and 22 new programmers into our community radio family! More info at www.kkfi.org

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