Hearne: Mutual Musicians Foundation Boots KCUR’s 12 O’Clock Jump Radio Show

Just like that, Theater League honcho Mark Edelman’s dream of hosting a nationally syndicated radio show from the historic Mutual Musicians Foundation near 18th and Vine Jazz District is history…

Since July, Edelman’s 12 O’Clock Jump radio variety show has broadcast locally on KCUR

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10 Responses to Hearne: Mutual Musicians Foundation Boots KCUR’s 12 O’Clock Jump Radio Show

  1. Anonymous says:

    is this typical of the rest of the black
    projects in this town?
    The show was great and had tremendous potential
    to make the foundation an incredible institution.
    But like 18th and vine and the negro baseball
    museum and the rest of the
    projects it gets down to egos and the inability
    to realize that everyone wants their piece of
    the pie but there is no pie left.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love the show but would get rid of Basse. His voice is more annoying than Wanda Sykes. Good luck with the future Mr. Edelman. It would be great for KC if this could become our Prairie Home Companion.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Let’s be REAL. We have Negro’s, Jews and money. Hell yes there are gonna be issues.If President Obama can stiff Benjamin Netanyahu like he did last week the MMF can play hardball with Mark Edelman. Screw the MMF. Just a bunch of jagoffs more concerned with self interest than trying to spread the word about the legacy of blues and jazz in KC. Like Doctor King said, don’t judge a man by the color of his skin but by the content of his character. Lot’s of characters in this deal.

  4. Anonymous says:

    How sad that Smartman (and I question that moniker)took this to a racial profile. Edelman is an opportunist, not because he is a Jew but because he is a bona fide JERK! The MMF had ceased to be a place where those in the community of all backgrounds could come, learn this incredible art form originated by blacks and had become a front for someone’s BUSINESS, syphoning off revenues and opportunities under the guise of “preservation”.
    If you LOVED” the show it was because you live in po-dunk Kansas City and have never heard a true creative radio program. 12 o’clock Jump was amateurish and a huge stage for mediocrity. It wasn’t meant to be good, just to have something so Edelman and his ilk could take money off its historic presence. The new board gave Edelman a chance to stay with virtually the same deal with one twist; give SOMETHING back to the community you’re stealing from! In true fashion of a JERK not a Jew, he wanted it all and caused a huge riff in an organization, turning friends against friends, white against black and musician against musician. The new board of the MMF is merely doing its job in returning this national historic landmark to its true purpose. Those who are REALLY smart would want to join the movement of equality; not merely giving lip service to what they have done on their own behalf. As for the jagoff part “Smartman”, I’d ask you to look in your own hand for the mess you and others like you tend to create because there is another side to this. Oh that’s right, people like you don’t think the black man is entitled to his story.

  5. Anonymous says:

    OK, OICURMT. Let’s hear your story. I’m especially interested in the “revenues” that were being “siphoned off”. Who was paying them and who was getting them? Just the facts, please…no name-calling.

  6. Anonymous says:

    OICURMT, thanks for proving my point. Give it whatever name you want but it’s about three colors; black, white and green, for both money and envy. Like I said lots of “characters” in this deal. No different then when the Theater League got bounced from The Music Hall. The city didn’t like Mark’s offer, felt he had too sweet a deal for too long and BAM, in with the new guys. Until logic can prevail over emotion in these types of deals everybody is taking one step forward and three steps back. I’m sure there is fault on both sides but what Mark did, and was trying to do for the MMF and the KC blues and jazz legacy was far more than anyone else has done or ever tried to do.

  7. Anonymous says:

    dingbat, the story remains the same. Someone benefits off of the backs of others. In this country it was called, “slavery”. That is the story but through adversity, those people built the institution that Edelman wanted unlimited access to for NOTHING. As for the jazz legacy “Smartman”, what was done had been done by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie,and many many more long before Edelman was born. Check your history. Where was Edelman when Local 627 was birthed in the city? Oh that’s right, NOWHERE. Hmmm..maybe that’s why they kicked him out of the Music Hall. Bottom feeder.

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