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Flashback 1/24/14

Flashback featured the many different days of ska on this Friday night – Chelbucket played some original 1960’s ska hits from Prince Buster, 1970’s 2 Tone from Madness, and 1980’s European Third Wave from The Toasters and Mark Foggo’s Skasters.  We can’t forget about 1990’s US Third Wave ska – artists such as No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, and Goldfinger were also featured!!

Superman – Goldfinger

You – Mustard Plug

Don’t Speak – No Doubt

Madness – Prince Buster

Our House – Madness

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National Guard values run in the family

Quincy Suehr is a Michigan State University ROTC National Guard Cadet. In his future, he hopes to combine a civilian and military career, much like his father. Quincy’s father, Jack, was also in the National Guard. As Quincy grew up in a military household, he realized he had a passion for the service. Impact’s Abbie Newton explores this unique father-son relationship.

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Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues act as tool for female empowerment

The Vagina Monologues are a series of performances written and delivered by Eve Ensler in 1996. They acted as a tool for female empowerment as they instigated conversations about love, sex, birth and the female experience. Since 1996, they have been performed across the world. The Michigan State University Sexual Assault Program will perform the monologues on January 31. We spoke with a few of these women on Exposure.

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Flashback 1/17/14

Your time-traveling oldies host, Chelbucket decided it was time for a 90s party on Flashback – so this Friday night featured a handful of debut jams from Backstreet Boys, Hanson, and Ricky Martin.  Plus favs from Spice Girls, Beck, The Verve, and MC Hammer!  Check out the set right here:

Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin

Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

We’ve Got It Goin’ On – Backstreet Boys

Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith

Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera

Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow

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Flashback 1/10/14

Flashback was silky smooth tonight – Chelbucket featured artists like Spyro Gyra. Lou Rawls, Herbie Hancock, and other jazz musicians to ease our way in to the new semester. Check out the ‘feel good’ set right here:

Mister Magic – Grover Washington, Jr.

Westwood Moon – Spyro Gyra

Give Me The Night – George Benson

Take Five – Dave Brubeck

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Staff Year End List: Program Director Kyle Pacynski’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

What a great year 2013 was for music. At least if you look in the right places. Music for the sake of shock value may have spread across the mainstream, but the Impact is here to quell your agitation with the best new music out there. So here is my list for the Top 10 Albums of 2013

1. A Great Big Pile of LeavesYou’re Always On My Mind

The sophomore release from AGBPOL continues to purport their signature style of nostalgia-based, care-free indie rock. Though they seemed to have dropped the underlying mathy inspiration, they’ve created a very stripped-down, lick-based record that doesn’t stray from what fans crave.

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Flashback 1/3/14

Happy New Year from the Impact!! Tonight Chelbucket took us on a trip back in time to cover her highlights from 2013 with artists such as Smash Mouth, Shaggy, and Led Zeppelin.  She also gave our ears a taste of what is to come for 2014: The Crew Cuts, Frank Sinatra and more!

Remember, the best is yet to come!

We Are The Champions – Queen

Roses – Outkast

The Longest Time – Billy Joel

California Love – 2Pac,Roger Troutman, Dr. Dre

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Impact’s Top 89 Songs of 2013

Here is a recap of the Impact’s Top 89 Songs of 2013! Thanks for helping us ring in the new year and here’s to great new music in 2014!

  1. The Front Bottoms – Twin Size Mattress
  2. Daft Punk – Instant Crush
  3. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr. – If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On the Dancefloor)
  4. Chvrches – Gun
  5. Foals – My Number
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Flashback 12/27/13

Chelbucket is on vacation some place warm…So, tonight’s Flashback featured oldies that remind her of the beach and good times in the sun!  Artists included The Beach Boys, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Sugar Ray, and more!  Check out the complete ‘fun in the sun’ set here:

Macho Man – Village People

Help Me, Rhonda – The Beach Boys

Fly – Sugar Ray

Jamming – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Rock The Boat – Hues Corporation

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Flashback 12/20/13

Merry Holidays from the Impact!
Chelbucket helped you celebrate with two weeks of festive oldies on Flashback.  Week one featured hits from Nat King Cole and Julie Andrews, followed by week two, with hits tonight from Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, and Johnny Mathis.  Hope y’all enjoyed the jolly tunes!

Skating – Vince Guaraldi

Silver Bells – Tony Bennett

Blue Holiday – Aretha Franklin

Merry Christmas Baby – Otis Redding

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry

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