The Pact – #39 – 7/14/14

This week’s show covered local and world soccer while also touching on the storylines of the NBA free agency and LeBron James’ second decision to return home to Cleveland.

The World Cup has come to an end and the panel debates the Final match and Fino regretfully pays up on a bet between Faith and himself.

As the world’s tournament came to end end, so did the regular season of local soccer team, Lansing United. United wrapped up a Great Lakes West Championship with a 2-2 tie against Detroit City F.C. in front of 2,014 fans at MSU’s DeMartin Stadium. Team owner, Jeremy Sampson joins the show to discuss the dream weekend and announce a massive statement to United fans and the city of East Lansing.

Finally, with LeBron returning to Cleveland, the panel couldn’t resist trying to predict the success of The King with or without Kevin Love and how the Heat may falter with the movement of James.

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Flashback 7.11.14

Colin from The Vibe takes over Flashback this week and brings you some of the best blues tracks he can fit in two hours. From Art Blakely to Howlin’ Woof to Django Reinhardt, you won’t want to miss tonight’s special episode. Catch all this and more tonight and tune in next week for the return of Chelbucket! And follow the playlist below to keep up with the show! Read More…

Weekday Wrap Up

These Impact staff members are very excited to share what they’ve been listening to this week. Don’t they have such great music taste?

 

Marketing Director Shelby Doyle

On Sunday, my friends and I took a little 8 hour journey drive home from the UP after some 4th of July shenanigans. As far as music in my car goes, you have two options: radio or CDs. Usually I opt for the radio, but after a weekend in a cabin with only bug spray, beer and white bread I did not have the energy to constantly scan the radio as we drove in and out of reach of different stations. Luckily, my friend has an extensive collection of CDs. The sun was setting and we were all feeling peaceful after a nature-filled weekend, but sad that we had to leave all it’s beauty behind. Band of Horses’ Acoustic at the Ryman played in the background and completed the movie scene we seemed to be unknowingly a part of. Ever since then I have been listening to them – dreaming of log cabins, hammocks, and infinite forests ~

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Tigers Jaw – Cool

Who would have guessed that I’d pick a Tigers Jaw track for Jam of the Day? Charmer, released in early June of this year, is their first full length album since 2010. I had already heard the singles, but I listened to it for the first time all the way through last week on my all too often drive from East Lansing to Sterling Heights. And then I listened to it again. And again. Cool is the first track on the album, and it’s my favorite to sing along to. I hope that it rips your heart to shreds the way it does mine ;-*

Words by Makenzie McNeill

Vitamin C – Graduation

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

The Vibe 7/12

This weeks edition of The Vibe kicks off with an hour of some prominent diss tracks from past and present feuds in hip-hop. From Nas’s “Ether” to Ice Cube’s “No Vaseline”, we got you covered. Also, we have new music at 9pm featuring Green Seed, George Tandi Jr, and some Young Money tracks. Follow along with our playlist to keep up with the show!  Read More…

Pity Party Playlist – 7/9/14

Pity Party Playlist – 7/9/14

Jimmy Eat World – Believe In What You Want

Texas Is The Reason – The Magic Bullet Theory

Nai Harvest – Floor

Circa Survive – Suitcase

Braid – East End Hollows

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