WMM Talks Radio w/ Sarah Bradshaw + Michael Byars + Chris Haghirian

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, March 20, 20

WMM Talks Radio w/ Sarah Bradshaw + Michael Byars + Chris Haghirian

Mark plays songs about Radio from: Psychic Heat, Joy Division, Tito Larriva with Talking Heads, Nivea, Raphael Saadiq, Joni Mitchell, Wall of Voodoo, Regina Spektor, R.E.M., KRS-One, Molly O’Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks, Donna Summer, and Eazy-E.

Plus, we’ll talk radio with three voices of the radio free airwaves…

Sarah Bradshaw is 90.9 The Bridge‘s music coordinator and an on-air host evenings 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Sarah also hosts & produces “Recently Released” on Mondays at 8:00pm and co-hosts with Chris Haghirian for Eight One Sixty on Tuesdays at 6:00pm. Sarah received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Broadcast Media from the University of Central Missouri in 2007. Sarah received her Masters in Mass Communications from the University of Central Missouri in 2010. Sarah is currently working on her PhD in Communications Studies at The University of Kansas. Sarah worked as a Speech Instructor of State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at The University of Kansas. Sarah balances her academic work and extensive radio work with her husband Homer of 25 years and their young daughter. Sarah is an Air Force kid from way back with over twenty years in the Kansas City area, Sarah has been all around the world, but Kansas City is her home. More info at: www.bridge909.org

Michael Byars graduated from Minnetonka High School in 1980. Michael has been associated with 89.3 KCUR ever since he first started volunteering for them in 1997. Michael also helped at other KCUR events such as the Great Record Sale I and II, the Ethnic Enrichment Festival, and both live broadcasts of “A Prairie Home Companion” from Starlight Theatre. His on-air career began in December, 2000, as a part-time announcer during classical music. He later became KCUR’s Saturday afternoon announcer before being named full-time Morning Edition announcer in 2002. Michael also serves as KCUR’s Music Coordinator and performs various other duties, including occasionally getting to spin records as a fill-in host for “The Fish Fry,” the station’s long-running blues and soul program. Michael is proud to be a long-time supporter of the Midwest Music Foundation and the tireless work they do for the local music community. More info at: www.kcur.org

Chris Haghirian is host & Producer of Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM, on 90.9 The Bridge. Chris worked for The Kansas City Star for over 20 years and the INK Magazine. Chris studied Journalism and Advertising at The University of Kansas. Chris also studied Photography at Kansas City Art Institute. Chris Haghirian currently works a works for Spray KC an organization that works to inspire people. From students in schools, to attendees of community festivals, to people driving by once blighted buildings, our goal is to give small glimpses of inspiration and joy to people through art around Kansas City. Chris co-founded The Middle of The Map Fest and organizes multiple concert series throughout the metro, as well as coordinating talent on the music stages for Boulevardia, The Plaza Art Fair, Kauffman Stadium, The Chiefs, and The Innovation Fest, and others. More information at: www.spraykc.com

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