Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman talk with Facility for Rare Isotope Beams project manager Thomas Glasmacher. Kirk Heinze talks with Consumers Energy vice president for customer experience Patti Poppe. And Russ White talks with the hall of fame voice of mornings on WJR, Paul W. Smith.
On Friday’s newscast: Italian prime minister’s resignation, former New Orleans mayor criminal charges, weekend weather report, Lansing’s new professional soccer team, Spartan Sportswrap, music news and concert updates and Valentine’s Day testimonials. Read More…
Bloodbath – Eaten
Judas Priest – Last Rose of Summer
Alice Cooper – Only Women Bleed
Hello Michigan State University and Capitol Area,
It is with great pleasure for us to announce that Impact 89FM’s broadcast signal, which had been greatly reduced since December 11th, is now back operating at full strength! We received a ton of support from the community during this quiet period, and we can’t thank all of you enough for the love that you sent our way. In the coming days please tune into 88.9FM to remind yourself how much you’ve missed us, because boy have we missed you! We hope to see all of you at our 25th birthday celebration with The Soil & The Sun, Flint Eastwood, and Kim Vi & The Siblings!
The Jam of the Day today comes from a nine piece yacht rock band out of Melbourne, Australia. This super-contagious song showed up in our Music Review department weeks ago and it’s been all the rage ever since.
A mix to remember the death of Saint Valentine with tracks from 1960’s girl groups and rock ‘n’ roll bands. Listen to hear The Spits, Vivian Girls, and The Shangri-Las sing about love (and some heartbreak). Send it to your crush.
Listen to it here.
Playlist by Stacey Karl
In case you didn’t hear, it’s Valentines Day. In accordance with this, the Jam of the Day is a throwback to the 80s and is NOT a love song, because let’s face it, you’re going to be hearing plenty of love songs today.
We had a great show tonight! Flint Eastwood and The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle came in and chatted about upcoming shows, we even took a few questions from twitter followers!
Here’s the playlist from tonight:
We’re rolling along with our Michigan Artist Spotlight on Lansing-based Gifts or Creatures by focusing on the band’s sophomore album, Yesteryear Western Darkness. The record is pure, authentic Americana that warmly engages its listeners with thoughtful lyrics and pleasant melodies. Simultaneously, Gifts or Creatures manages to create sounds that are timeless but fresh; each song produces a truly grand sense of nostalgia for a simple, bygone America, but also holds true to the condition of the 21st century human.
The Making of Yesteryear Western Darkness, written by Brandon John Foote
Our latest album, Yesteryear Western Darkness, began with an early version recorded at a friend’s home in Kalamazoo in March 2012. Read More…
Today on City Pulse we hear from a variety of people representing the Lansing area, including:
Mary Kronquist – of Community Mental Health
Jeff Croff – co-founder of Ixion Ensemble
Kyle Melinn – of Mears the capital news letter
And some avid Beatles fans, talking about the 50th anniversary of the day The Beatles first played in the United States.
Stream the show below: