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Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM

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Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM

Impact Top 10s: Albums by Indigenous Artists for New Listeners

Impact Top 10s: Albums by Indigenous Artists for New Listeners

Ashe Burr, Writer/Volunteer November 10, 2023

November is a month to honor Indigenous peoples across the nation. The honorary month was first created as Native American Awareness Week in 1976, authored by physicist Jerry C. Elliott High Eagle. It...

Native American Impact in Metal | “Trial by Fire” by Testament

Native American Impact in Metal | “Trial by Fire” by Testament

Alex Jimenez-Vega, Writer/Volunteer November 9, 2023

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, I believe it is important to highlight the achievements of Native Americans in music. Testament is a band that has over the years become one of the most influential...

Impact Mixtape | “Pure Fuel” by Ian Randall

Impact Mixtape | “Pure Fuel” by Ian Randall

Ian Randall, Writer/Volunteer November 8, 2023

I love playing my guitar. It’s the one thing that truly shuts my brain off and can be used as a creative outlet and an escape from my grueling daily tasks. There are few things that compare, and I'm...

A Collab to Remember | “A Night to Remember” by beabadoobee and Laufey

A Collab to Remember | “A Night to Remember” by beabadoobee and Laufey

Noelle Simonelli, Writer/Voluntee November 7, 2023

The world of hopeless romantics was taken by storm a mere couple of weeks ago as indie love ballad queens beabadoobee and Laufey announced they would be releasing a duet. Laufey and beabadoobee have been...

This Week in Music History | Nov. 6-12

This Week in Music History | Nov. 6-12

Ian Randall, Ryan McMillan, and Alex Jimenez-Vega November 6, 2023

I would have to argue that everyone knows at least one Led Zeppelin song — at least one. And chances are that song came from Led Zeppelin IV. Led Zeppelin released Led Zeppelin IV on Nov. 8, 1971,...

Peace and Comfort in Simplicity | “Lavender” by Clairo

Peace and Comfort in Simplicity | “Lavender” by Clairo

Ashley Morgan, Writer/Volunteer November 6, 2023

Nothing warms my heart in the colder months like a pleasant song, and Clairo’s “Lavender” is no exception. The bedroom pop artist released the surprise single exclusively to Bandcamp on Oct. 19.,...

Retro Flare | “Jesus Bathroom” by Toledo

Retro Flare | “Jesus Bathroom” by Toledo

Ian Randall, Writer/Volunteer November 5, 2023

The first thing I thought when I listened to this song was, “How did Toledo create a sound like Beck, a flair like Tame Impala and a retro feel like the 1975?” And that’s what I love about this...

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Playlist | Songs for chopping wood

Entertainment Team November 5, 2023

As the sun beats down on you, you being to perspire in your red flannel, swinging your axe to split your fifth piece of wood. Chopping wood might not be a chore performed by most people nowadays because...

Little Unexpected Luxuries | “Being” by Tabber (feat. Yerin Baek)

Little Unexpected Luxuries | “Being” by Tabber (feat. Yerin Baek)

Gabby Nelson, Entertainment Editorial Assistant November 4, 2023

Sitting on the Lodges’ bus — inside the second row on the left — the day before the first snow of fall, I found myself reminiscing about a secretly-coveted school bus seat: the heater seat. It is...

TV Girl performing at the Royal Oak Music Theater.

Buy Mountain Dew Code Red | TV Girl Live at Royal Oak Music Theater

Noelle Simonelli, Writer/Volunteer November 3, 2023

When I purchased tickets for TV Girl months ago, I didn’t expect it to include a bonus stand-up comedy show. Following the release of their most recent album, Grapes Upon the Vine, TV Girl has been completely...

A Bombardment of Energy | “She Is Beautiful” by Andrew W.K.

A Bombardment of Energy | “She Is Beautiful” by Andrew W.K.

Alex Jimenez-Vega, Writer/Volunteer November 2, 2023

Andrew W.K. is one of the most mysterious figures in all of music. Andrew Wilkes Krier grew up in Michigan and began studying piano at the age of four. Most of his life is unknown though, as most of his...

Everywhere But Here and Now | “Here and Now” by Aysanabee

Everywhere But Here and Now | “Here and Now” by Aysanabee

Ashe Burr, Writer/Volunteer November 1, 2023

November 1 marks the beginning of National Native American Heritage Month, an annual celebration of the peoples indigenous to the land we call home. To mark this celebration, Impact 89FM wants to highlight...

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