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.
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.
Here at the Impact, we want to bring you the best events and activities in the Mid-Michigan area all year, so stay up to date with the Impact89FM News team be the first to hear about what’s happening in your community.
REO Town is a district directly south of downtown Lansing that has become a hub for Michigan artists, and this Saturday, the REO Town Commercial Association is hosting their fourth annual Art Attack. REO Town President, Ryan Wert, describes the event as, “a traditional art fair combined with an eclectic local music festival”, and while the event will host 15-20 art vendors and 10 bands, the real stars of the show will be the artistic competitors, where 7 to 8 individuals will compete to create the best works out of an assortment of materials. Past years have featured such items as reclaimed materials from gutted demolish-ready houses, but this year, attendees can enjoy REO town favorite food and beer as they watch the artists cut, paint and weld donated city trash cans over the course of 6 hours to create their masterpieces.
The event is tomorrow, Saturday 9/05, from noon to 9pm in the Riverview Parking Lot (1123 S Washington Ave). More information can be found on their Facebook page.
Welcome back students!
Here at the Impact we hope you all had a wonderful summer and dedicated this episode to welcoming back students, new and old. This week we hear from the President of the Spartan Marching Band, a member of the University Activities Board, the Director of the LGBT Resource Center and have a chat about the state of the university with ASMSU President, James Conwell.
Covering all things relevant to students all year long, we at Exposure are glad to have you back.
Next Tuesday August 5th, the Michigan Primary election will decide the fate of Proposal 1. A personal property tax restructuring that may be more complex than it seems. MLive Reporter Fritz Klug has been covering this topic for weeks (Find his informative video here.) and joins host Steven Rich in the studio to help breakdown the proposed changed.
MSU Journalism student Nicole Igwe, a native of Nigeria, gives an in depth look at the conflicts surrounding Boko Haram and how she sees the US perspective of the conflict.
Deanna Hurlbert, the Director of the MSU LGBT Resource Center talks about the recent million dollar donation and the future of her facility.
And finally, Dan Bollman gives up a construction update for the MSU campus.
This week, host Steven Rich talks with Kelly Young of the Capital Region Big Brothers Big Sisters organization about the group’s work in the area. We help Director Shannon Schmoll celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the MSU Abrams Planetarium, and MSU student Alex Moon surprises the Impact staff with a few of his pets. All this and much more.
Last week at Common Ground, we sent out some of our reporters to capture what Common Ground is all about. Check out their hilarious interviews with the public in our newest video!
This week on Exposure, we explore the lighter side of life. Reporter Carmen Scruggs talks wine culture and how the environment is affecting area wine. We hear about the use of worms in composting, explore food on campus and an MSU slam poet stops by to talk about his art form.
Well my friends, times are a-changing. Wednesday was longtime Program Director Kyle Paczkontifzski’s (Or whatever that last name is) last day here at the station. And while we wish him the best in California, Nova Scotia, Atlantis or where ever else he claims to be going, we’re going to miss him dearly. To help with the pain and bring us back to elementary school graduation, we sang him out properly with Vitamin C’s infamous song, Gradation.
But, don’t worry. We’ve found a more than qualified person to fill his shoes and keep bringing you the Music That Matters here at Impact 89FM, our very own Marie Steinbock. We invite you to help us lovingly remember all the times we’ve had with dearest Kyle and take a few minutes to relive Graduation and all it’s ’00 glory.
Warning: Her hair is blindingly bright orange. Wear some sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Words by Steven Rich