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Another Brawl at the Door & CABS Joins the WLNZ Crew

Capital Area Blues SocietyThe Capital Area Blues Society will be holding their 14th Annual Blues Brawl Sunday, May 21st at the Green Door on Michigan Avenue. LCC Radio will be on-hand to emcee the event and hand out some cool LCC Radio SWAG. Every year at the Blues Brawl, Mid-Michigan blues bands “duke it out” for the opportunity to represent the Lansing area in the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis Tennessee. BUT WAIT -- there's more...

Starting Tuesday, June 6th, the Capital Area Blues Society will be a part of the LCC Radio lineup with a new program, the CABS Blues Hour, airing 8pm Tuesday nights. LCC Radio is very excited to join forces with Lansing's longest running blues preservation groups -- welcome aboard CABS!

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Mighty Uke Day 7Coming up Saturday, June 3rd, it’s time once again to Be a Tourist in your Own Town. The annual “tourist” event is your chance to explore the hidden treasures, well-known gems, and new attractions of Mid-Michigan; including LCC Radio and LCC-TV! We’ll have our doors open for from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., giving you a chance to get behind the scenes of TV and radio. While you’re on the campus of Lansing Community College, be sure to check out LCC’s other great attractions, like the Downtown Sculpture Walk, Veterans Memorial and the Shigematsu Garden! For additional attractions visit the Be a Tourist website.

Get into "The Positive Vibe" with 89.7

The Positive Vibe Sound SystemVery soon, the reggae vibe will return to LCC Radio! It was over 20 years ago, that our late friend Rootsmon Bird got that ball rolling on 89.7FM. Now Paul Vetne will bring it back starting Sunday, June 4th with The Positive Vibe Sound System, featuring a mix of Reggae, Ska, RockSteady, Dub, Latin, and AfroBeat. When asked about following in Rootsmon’s footsteps, Vetne said, “Bird was a legend. I’m not looking to fill his shoes; just carry the torch lit and keep that reggae spirit alive in Lansing.” Join us for the show premiere Sunday, June 4th at 7pm.

Farewell Rootsmon, We Will Miss You

Rootsmon BirdIt is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to our colleague and a long-time member of the WLNZ family, Ronald Jackson. To most, he was better known as Rootsmon Bird, a friend of the community and host of The Natty Dreadlock Rock Show on 89.7FM. Sadly, after a long battle with illness, Rootsmon passed away February 18, 2017.

Rootsmon started at WLNZ in 1995, winning an award from Reggae International for “Best Reggae DJ for Radio”. For several years, he was the emcee and one of the primary organizers for the annual Caribbean Festival at Lansing Community College. Anybody who knew Rootsmon knows he love of music went well beyond reggae, if a festival was happening in Lansing you were almost guaranteed to see Rootmon’s smiling face in the crowd or on stage.

Rootsmon Bird – thank you for the memories, the love, and for being a part of our family. You will be missed. 

Get Your Mornings Started with the Coffee Break

Coffee Break on WLNZThe Coffee Break Morning Show is your connection to LCC and the Lansing community. Co-hosts Jack Robbins and Karen Love talk with a variety of local guests about events, programs, opportunities, and organ izations. You can stay up to date with what's happening on the Coffee Break with our web page! So grab a cup o' joe and tune in to 89.7 weekday mornings at 9am or watch the LIVE STREAM on LCC-TV.


All Three Seasons of the Grand River Studio Sessions Available on YouTube

Grand River Studio SessionsWe hope you enjoyed season three of the Grand River Studio Sessions as much as we did! Every episode features music and conversation with artists from the Great Lakes State; all done in one take. The show is simulcast on LCC-TV and LCC Radio so you catch it at home or in your car. This season includes: The Native Howl, Oh Brother, Big Sister, Gasoline Gypsies, Olivia Millerschin, Vandalay, Jesse Rae & the Carolina Catfish, Rob Klajda, DeverauX, Off the Ledge, and The Social Bandits. Don't forget you can watch GRSS anytime on YouTube: GRSS Season 1, GRSS Season 2, and GRSS Season 3!


LCC Radio Online StreamAfter almost two decades of streaming online with Live365, LCC Radio will bring you a new way to listen online. Recent changes have caused Live365, our former streaming provider to close their doors; we wish those at the company the best in their new endeavors. What does this mean for you? We are working on getting a new system in place that will provide you with a more enjoyable and interactive experience. To prepare for this, our online stream for both HD-1 and HD-2 will be down for the moment, we will keep you posted on our progress here at our website and on the air at 89.7FM.


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