DJ Spotlight of the Week: Norene Bassin


Paige Drob, Training Director


Norene Bassin is the Entertainment Editor here at the Impact. You can hear them live on air Wednesdays 12pm-2pm as DJ Sourpatch!

Where are you from?

Royal Oak, MI


Favorite song/album of 2022/2023 

“The Foundations of Decay” by MCR


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

I love music and writing about it and The Impact seemed like the perfect place for me to surround myself with fellow music lovers. I initially was afraid of becoming a DJ but my role required it so I had to swallow my fears and now here we are.


What has been your best on-air experience?

The day I got a message on the request line from a listener telling me I was doing an amazing job. Compliments on the job are few and far between and that really booosted my confidence in my DJing ability.


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

I saw a cool Detroit-based indie funk band called Chuck back in high school and it was such a great night. It was at The Loving Touch in Ferndale which is an already cool venue. The crowd’s energy was unmatched and the lead singer Marek was such a charismatic performer. They haven’t put out much music since but I still listen to their self-titled EP and reflect back on that night.


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

I think working in radio will have positive effects on my future career because I want to go into entertainment journalism anyway, and having prior experience will probably make me stand out against other job applicants.


Favorite Dining Hall? 



Campus Squirrels or Campus Ducks?

Squirrels fosho. I carry a bag of peanuts in my backpack at all times in case I come across one.


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

I would love to have a dinner with Nardwuar and I would take him to Omi Sushi for a delicious meal.


What is your comfort TV show?

Smiling Friends


Favorite College Memory?

The day that campus was shut down my freshman year and inviting my friends over to my dorm to celebrate and watch Space Jam.