Impact 89FM

WDBM-FM 88.9 East Lansing, MI

Student Radio at Michigan State University

Frontier Ruckus

Torch and Twang 4/2/13

Tonight on T&T we bring you all the usual Americana favorites, talk about a few killer shows happening in the Mitten, and play some new music from Steve Martin, Nora Jane Struthers, Deadstring Brothers and more!

The playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Ben Sollee- DIY- Half-Made Man

Caitlin Rose- Everywhere I Go- The Stand-In

The Steel Wheels- Kiss Me Like A Stranger- No More Rain

Punch Brothers- New York City- Who’s Feeling Young Now? Read More…

A night of photos: at The Loft with Frontier Ruckus

The Loft in Lansing, MI is where the Impact 89FM recently celebrated their 24th Birthday with Wayne Szalinski, The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, and Frontier Ruckus. There was great Lansing bred music, good beer, plenty of dancing, and hugs among friends. The Impact was lucky enough to have photographer and all around heartthrob Matt Radick there to document the shenanigans.  Look at all of these great shots! Read More…

Album Review: “Eternity of Dimming”

This being the first album review for The Impacts’s new blog, there wasn’t any previous format for me to go off of. Being overwhelmed with the idea of all the possibilities or lack there of that came to my mind, I decided to just get the ball rolling. I loaded indie folk-country band Frontier Ruckus’s newest album Eternity of Dimming onto my iPod and took a nice little Sunday stroll, letting the inspiration come to me.

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Exposure 5/1/12

Dana Kirk from Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering talked about the university’s plans for an anaerobic digester to aid in creating renewable engergy that can be utilized by MSU.

Mark Fain, frontman of the Ann-Arbor based band Gun Lake, spoke about his band and the concert they along with Frontier Ruckus and Gifts or Creatures will be performing at the Loft Friday May 4th.

Dean of the College of Education Don Heller discussed the rising costs, student loans, and other issues regarding higher education.

Phil Gardener, Director of MSU’s Collegiate Employment and Research Institute, spoke about the current job market for college graduates.

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Exposure 2/28/12

The Ron Paul rally is recapped. The band “East Harvest” performs in studio. Former MSU band “Frontier Ruckus” is highlighted.

An interview with Mohammed Khalil of the Department of Religious Studies and Frank Ravitch of the Department of Law discuss the role of religion in politics.

Michigan Storytelling features Mary Quade.

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