Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
WMM presents Guest Producers Brock Wilbur & Nick Spacek + Sondra Freeman & Apocalypse Meow 16
WMM features more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Whiffs, Perfume USA, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Glitter Wizard, Calibro 35, The Phantastics, The Philistines, Nathan Corsi & My Atomic Daydream, A Giant Dog, MSPAINT, Turnpike Troubadours, Meryl Streep from Only Murders in the Building, and Bandits on the Run.
At 10:00, we welcome Special Guest Producers Brock Wilbur & Nick Spacek of The Pitch. The Annual Pitch “Best Of” issue hits streets on Friday, November 3, 2023. Brock and Nick will share their own observations of the year, and Nick will share his Top Ten Favorite Musical Releases of 2023. Brock Wilbur is the Editor-in-Chief of The Pitch in Kansas City and the author of several books on video games and apocalyptic cinema. He lives with his wife, political journalist Vivian Kane, their three cats, and one gigantic dog. Nick Spacek is the Music Editor of the Pitch in Kansas City. Additionally, he’s the co-host of horror podcast, The Carnage Report. He lives in Lawrence with his wife, three cats, and a movie and record collection big enough to constitute an actual problem. Nick has been covering music in the Kansas City / Lawrence area, for nearly two decades. Nick covers soundtracks and film scores for Starburst Magazine, and is a freelance writer for Sunflower Publishing and he volunteers for Lawrence Humane Society. More info at: www.thepitchkc.com
At 11:30 we talk with Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation about Apocalypse Meow 16, Saturday, November 4, at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, with The Phantastics, Nathan Corsi & My Atomic Daydream, The Philistines, True Lions, and Poet Jen Harris. This is MMF’s annual benefit to provide health care grants to music industry professionals. Apocalypse Meow started in 2008, when musician Abigail Henderson faced daunting financial hurdles after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Friends organized the first Apocalypse Meow to cover her medical expenses. To pay this forward to her local community, Abigail co-founded MMF. After she passed away in 2013, MMF established Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care, which has given out over $475,000 in health care grants to musicians in need. MMF has provided needed preventative care services through their health clinic events & partnerships. The Rock Docs will be on site from 6 to 10 pm with free flu shots, screenings, health care & insurance info. This event also features an online auction from local vendors & artists that will go Live on November 3, at: 32auctions.com. More info at www.midwestmusicfoundation.org