DJ Spotlight of the Week: Sam Kurtzman


Paige Drob, Airstaff Training Director

On Fridays from 10am until 12pm you can hear Operations Manager Sam Kurtzman on the mic as his alias DJ Kurtydirt. When he isn’t in the studio or tending to his operations manager duties you can also find him hanging out with our Street Team!


Where are you from?

New Jersey


Favorite song/album of 2022/2023 

Pharmacist by Alvvays /Luv 4 Rent by Smino


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

I fuck with music. I am technically required to have a DJ shift because of my position here but it is a banger of a good time so that’s why I really do it.


What has been your best on-air experience?

When I did a duo shift with DJ Mike Mike Mike and he put me in time out in front of a live on air audience.


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

When I saw Wu-Tang and Nas live at Pine Knob. I was screaming along so loud I thought I was gonna fucking die.


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

I have learned a lot about being a leader, time management, professionalism, and confidence. I am a way better communicator thanks to my time here, and that will help me in any career I choose going forward.


Favorite Dining Hall? 



Campus Squirrels or Campus Ducks?

Squirrels all the way fuck ducks fr


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

I would rip some Conrad’s takeout with Guru from Gang Starr


What is your comfort TV show?

The Sopranos


Favorite College Memory?

That time I went to Home Depot with our General Manager Jeremy, and our Station Manager Delaney to cut some PVC pipe for our absolute disastrophe of a homecoming parade float.