DJ Spotlight of the Week: Maggie Heflin


Paige Drob, Airstaff Training Director

Maggie Heflin is an entertainment team volunteer and Impact 89fm’s NEW Airstaff Training Director. You can hear her as “Magdog” on 88.9 on Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm!


Where are you from?

La Grange Park, IL


Favorite song/album of 2022/2023 

Dragon New Warm Mountain by Big Thief


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

I worked at my high school’s radio station, so joining Impact was a no-brainer. Ironically, the last thing I wanted to do was DJ. In high school, it always stressed me out. People I can’t see are listening… to me?? I returned to my DJ roots after I realized that I missed playing cool music while sitting in a basement.


What has been your best on-air experience?

Before I played a song, I was describing an instrument used in the tune and how although I loved the sound it made, I did not know the name. After the song was played, I got a call telling me all about the instrument. It was the first time I realized people actually are actively listening to what I say, not just the music I play.


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

I went to Riot Fest in 2020. The most memorable performance was DEVO. I knew maybe two of their songs, but the crowd was so fun it didn’t matter. The DEVO conga lines x mosh pits go crazy.


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

It’s still up in the air… but I think I would like to work in radio. Every experience I’ve had with radio so far I’ve loved. I love music and working with audio, so I don’t see why I shouldn’t make that my career path.


Favorite Dining Hall? 


Campus Squirrels or Campus Ducks?

The ducks are so dramatic. love them.


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

Andrew Lloyd Weber + Georgio’s Pizza = dream outing!


What is your comfort TV show?

Arrested Development 


Favorite College Memory?

As a fan of the mundane, my favorite memory is sitting on my friend’s couch a month ago silently listening to music.