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The Vibe 12/20

What’s up East Lansing? Tonight is DJ CJax and DJ Spenny’s last episode of the year. But don’t worry, the Cultural Vibe will be live next week. It will have a super secret guest host though so you have to tune in to find out who! Because they’ll be without you for two whole weeks, CJax and Spenny are going to leave you with the illest of the chillest songs out there!

As always, feel free to tweet out a request with the hashtag #VibinDirty or call it in to 517-884-8989! And don’t forget to follow along with our playlist below:

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The Vibe 12/13

It’s Graduation Day here at Michigan State University so in a continuation of last week’s episode, DJ CJax and DJ Spenny will be keeping it intelligently hyped up. From 8pm to midnight on WDBM, party anthems and intelligent tracks will blare to remind you of your time here at MSU (even if you didn’t/don’t go here)! Tonight’s New Music @9 segment features tracks from J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive and Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier’s new album as well.

As always, be a part of the show by tweeting your requests using the hashtag #VibinDirty or by calling into 517-884-8989 and by following along with our playlist below!

Songs not on Spotify:

American Dream – Bobby Capri

The Most Subtle Flex Ever – Domo Genesis

Time Is Money – Vic Mensa

The Vibe 11/29

This week on The Cultural Vibe DJ CJax and DJ Spenny are grateful for all the great female artists that have made the hip-hop/r&b industry what it is. For the entire first hour of the program, your favorite Impact hip hop tag team is spinning purely female artists. Still tune at 9 though for New Music @9 for some great new music from the hip-hop universe.

As always, keep up with the show by calling in requests to 517-884-8989 or tweeting them out using the hashtag #VibinDirty. Don’t forget to follow along with the playlist below:

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The Vibe 11/08

So the Michigan State Spartans are going to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes? That’s cool. Know what goes great with Spartan Football? The best hip-hop and r&b around from MSU Student Radio. Tonight CJax goes Spenny-less and takes over the Impact airwaves solo for four hours from 8pm-midnight. Tune in to hear great songs from Big Sean, Schoolboy Q, Pusha T and more.

Feel free to call in to 517-884-8989 or tweet out a request using #VibinDirty to place a request. And as always, follow along with the playlist below! Read More…

East Lansing Film Festival Promises Thrills, Big Stars, and Comedy

By Audrey Matusz

The 17th annual East Lansing Film Festival is on a roll this weekend bringing independent films, documentaries, shorts, and student films from around the world to the local area.

The festival started last night and runs till Thursday, Nov. 6. Films are screened at Wells Hall and Studio C theatre in Okemos and vary from psychological thrillers to uplifting documentaries. Read More…

The Vibe 10/04

DJ CJax goes solo for this week’s episode of the Cultural Vibe. Although DJ Spenny will be missing out on #SpennySaturday, the Vibe will still be jamming as hard as ever. Chill beats, hype tunes and dope rhymes will be the only things heard from 8pm-12am on WDBM. If you don’t want to miss this chance, tune in to 88.9 on the radio or listen online!

As always, keep up with the show and send in your requests by using #VibinDirty on Twitter or by calling 517-884-8989 and follow the playlist below! Read More…

Exposure 09.30.14

This week we celebrated college radio day and dove into the vast world of college radio.

MSU Campus Radio alums Scott Westerman, Exective Director of the MSU Alumni Association and Steve Schram, Director of Michigan Radio, helped us explore Impact’s history and talked about what the future of college radio holds.

Doug Blake of Pirate! Promotions showed us a different side of the college radio industry.

We also took a look at another excellent college radio station, University of Minnesota’s Radio K, speaking with Music Director Ross Koeberl.

And to close the show, Impact Station Manager Ed Glazer sat down with Steven to talk about new direction and goals at Impact89FM.

Don’t forget! This Friday (Oct. 3rd), Impact will be airing an hour long celebration of all things college radio at 1pm.

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The Vibe 9/27

The Vibe tonight at 8pm on IMPACT 89FM. DJ CJax and DJ Spenny will interview Viper Record’s newest artist CF (Constant Flow). Tune in just before new music at 9 to catch the interview! Tonight’s new music at 9 features Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Hudson, Snootie Wild and more!

As always, keep up with the show by calling in your requests at 517-884-8989 or tweet at the show using #VibinDirty on twitter. You can also follow our playlist below! Read More…

Marijuana decriminalization in East Lansing is put on hold

By Aaron Martinez

—UPDATE—

On Monday September 29th, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James Jamo ruled that the East Lansing petition to decriminalize use and possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults 21 years or older should move forward on the November 2014 ballot. This decision reverses the City Clerk’s previous decision to include the petition on the November 2015 election.
Hurdles still exist for the petition to make the ballot this year. Because the deadline for ballot submission to the county clerk’s office has passed, County Clerk Barb Byrum still needs to sign off on the measure before it can be printed on the ballot. In a statement to the State News, County Clerk Byrum stated she had “many concerns” over moving the initiative forward because many ballots have already been printed without the measure. Voters who have been given ballots and have already voted will need to be contacted by the County Clerk’s office and reissued new ballots which she claims will be an “undertaking.”
Stay with Impact89 News for more on this story as it develops.

Since 2004, cities like Detroit, Lansing, Hazel Park and others throughout the State of Michigan have been coordinating ballot initiatives to decriminalize marijuana. Up until a few days ago, the City of East Lansing was expected to join this growing list. After a recent events led to moving the validated petition to the November 2015 ballot, it appears that marijuana users will have to continue to lay low. East Lansing is one of eighteen cities where enough signatures had been collected to put decriminalization to a vote, however the city government and the initiative’s leaders are left pointing fingers as to why the initiative won’t be on the ballot this year.

State law mandates that in order to be placed on the November 2014 general election ballot, petitions must be submitted to the City Clerk’s office no later than the end of business hours on July 29, 2014. Coalition for a Safer East Lansing organizer Jeffrey Hank submitted over 2,300 signatures to the clerk’s office at approximately 3:30pm on July 29th. Although the clerk’s office hours are stated to be open until 5pm, this is where the confusion begins. The clerk eventually approved and validated the petition on September 12th, using all of the 45 days allowed under the state law to respond to the petition, and consequently missed an August deadline for submitting initiatives to the county. In a public comment, Hank accuses the Clerk’s office of failing to process the initiative in a timely fashion.

“The Clerk should have validated the petition by August 12th,” Hank said. “Why the delay?” In a separate statement given to the State News, East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett reiterated the Clerk’s position that the petition was submitted late. Mayor Triplett went on to say that the petition’s language was also sent to the Attorney General’s office for commentary. In 2013, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told Lansing station WILX that he was opposed to any sort of change to state or local law which would remove criminal penalties for marijuana use or possession. Although the Mayor didn’t elaborate as to why this move was done, he stated that he believes East Lansing voters will likely approve the decriminalization initiative when it comes to a vote next year.

Lansing decriminalized marijuana last year, while those in East Lansing can be charged with a misdemeanor. So far this year, voters in the cities of Oak Park and Hazel Park have passed similar ballot initiatives. The East Lansing ballot measure, if approved by voters in November 2015, would remove city-level criminal penalties for people over the age of 21 who use or possess up to one ounce of marijuana on private property.

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