DJ Spotlight of the Week: Abbi


Paige Drob, Training Director

This week the spotlight is on Abbi. She is the Live Music Director at Impact 89fm and also the wonderful host of the Basment. Tune in on Thursdays from 8-10pm to hear her interview Michigan bands with live performances on air!

Where are you from?

Grand Rapids, MI


Favorite song/album of 2021 

Hayley Williams- Flowers for Vases


What made you decide to join The IMPACT and become a DJ?

I wanted to get more into audio so I joined the audio team and fell in LOVE with the Basement, so I am lucky I get to run it now!


What has been your best on-air experience?

Interviewing a bunch of great Michigan artists and hanging out with my friends on most Thursdays!


What is the best concert experience you have had? Why? 

I saw Stevie Nicks with Fleetwood Mac in 2018, and I very much idolize Stevie Nicks so it was a concert that was checked off my life bucket list! Also the concert itself was amazing.


How do you think working in radio will affect your future career and life?

I’ve already been able to have some really cool experiences through my job, so I feel like I know I can go anywhere and have confidence in my capabilities to work at a radio station wherever I end up.   


Favorite Dining Hall? 

Brody for sure.


Campus Squirrels or Campus Ducks?

Campus Squirrels.


Plan a dinner in East Lansing with any person dead or alive. Who would it be? Where would you go?

I would go with Jim Morrison to Crunchy’s on a karaoke night.


What is your comfort TV show?

That 70’s Show.


Favorite College Memory?

Going to SXSW in Austin, TX and interviewing/photographing amazing artists, including a few of my favorites!