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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

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.

The Vibe 9/20

This Saturday night there’s no place you’d rather be than #VibinDirty with the hosts of the Cultural Vibe from 8pm-midnight. Your hosts DJ CJax and DJ Spenny bring you some of the freshest, hip-est, hop-est jams of the week and of all time this episode. Listen in for New Music @9 to preview the hottest songs released during the week.

Use #VibinDirty on twitter through-out the week to keep up with the latest info about the show.

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‘Fairchild Fanfare’ Properly Celebrates Renovations

By Audrey Matusz

On Sept. 13, The Fairchild Theatre was an overflowing melting pot of American jazz tunes, German chamber music, Italian opera, and other worldly sounds to kick off the new concert year and properly celebrate the theatre’s recent renovation.

As part of the Michigan State Federal Credit Union’s Showcase series, A Fairchild Fanfare was a medley of musical talent put on by the College of Music. Beyond the festivities, this concert was particularly special because it highlighted some students and faculty at Michigan State University.

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Exposure 09.09.14

This week, host Steven Rich talks with Krya Stephenson of the MSU Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Team about what MSU is doing to step up and fight the problem of college sexual assault and rape.

We hear from MSU professor Crystal Farh about just how much a bad boss can make a work environment.

Amy Bonomi of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies helps us explore the long-term effect 50 Shades of Grey might be having on young girls.

And, Lindsay Brieschke talks about Alzheimer’s and Lansing’s annual walk to end the disease.

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The Vibe 9/6

This weekend the Cultural Vibe gives away Hoodie Allen tickets and pumps all the hype-est jams to power Spartan Football to victory! From A$AP Rocky to Amy Winehouse and new music from Sims, DJ Spenny and DJ CJax have got you covered tonight. Keep your Saturday night #VibinDirty with the Vibe team on WDBM from 8pm to midnight!

Tune in tonight to find out more about the prize giveaway and follow along with the playlist below.

Songs not on Spotify:

Alexandra Blakely – Already Change

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The Vibe 8/30

Classes are in full swing at Michigan State and to celebrate, DJ Spenny and DJ CJax are celebrating with hometown hero rappers from across the Midwest. From Nikko Lafre in Minnesota to Tech N9ne in Kansas City, the home state of your favorite university will be well represented throughout tonight’s show. Also, new music at 9 is headlined by Gnosis, The Bug and The Souls of Mischief!

Keep up with the show by  tweeting your requests out using #VibinDirty or calling them in to 517-884-8989 and by following our playlist below: Read More…

The Vibe 8/23

Make some noise you’re with it this Saturday from 8pm-midnight when DJ CJax and DJ Spenny get you your weekend hip-hop fix. If you want laid back grooves, hard hitting rhymes and a beat you can dance to look no further than The Cultural Vibe. They’ll be bringing the heat with artists from Talib Kweli to Danny Brown. Stay up to date on the newest Dilated Peoples and others during new music at 9pm! And add your own requets by using #VibinDirty on Twitter. You don’t want to miss this.

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Impact and City Pulse present Cheap Girls, Hat Madder & DJ Ruckus LIVE at the Broad Art Museum!

Join Impact 89FM and City Pulse at the Broad Art Museum as we celebrate the release of the new Cheap Girls Album “Famous Graves” with a FREE CONCERT! The festivities kick off at 5:30 PM with performances from local artists DJ Ruckus, Hat Madder and Cheap Girls. For more information, check our our Facebook event. Making this event possible are Flat Black & Circular and Music Manor. We hope to see you there!

 

Interested in sponsoring? Send an email to events@impact89fm.org.

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