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WLNZ's Ninth Annual Silver Bells in the City Radio Play

The Great Christmas CaperLocal media personalities will come together at LCC’s Dart Auditorium in a fun and light-hearted whodunit where some of the suspects are Santa’s closest friends. LCC Radio, 89.7-FM caps off another Silver Bells in the City celebration with their ninth annual radio play, “The Great Christmas Caper”. This nostalgic salute to theatre and “the golden age of radio” takes place Friday, November 21st in Lansing Community College’s Dart Auditorium at 8 p.m. after the fireworks. This year’s “The Great Christmas Caper” is a completely original piece written by LCC Broadcast Services Manger, Daedalian Lowry. When a crime takes place at the North Pole on the verge of Christmas Eve, two of the world’s greatest detectives, Shamrock Homes and Danny Shade are called in “to crack the case”. The suspects include everyone form Santa’s main squeeze to a wayward yeti.

This year’s media cast includes:
Evan Pinsonnault (WLNS-TV6) as Shamrock Homes
Jason Colthorp (WILX-TV10) as Danny Shade
Chris Tyler (100.7 WITL) as Frothy the Snowman
Parker (94.1 WVIC) as Blitzen the reindeer
Kristi Love (99.1 WFMK) as Mrs. Claus
Strickland (97.5 WJIM) as the North Pole’s Chief Elf of Operations, Edward Kybelston
Jack Robbins (89.7 WLNZ) as the Narrator

LCC Radio staff and volunteers will fill out the rest of the cast. Previous Silver Bells Radio Plays have included It’s a Wonderful Life, Scrooge, Miracle on 34th Street, Casablanca, and A Suessified Christmas Carol. Admission to “The Great Christmas Caper” is free, though LCC Radio will accept donations at the door. If you can't make it down to Dart Auditorium on November 21st, you can hear the live broadcast on 89.7FM, HD-1. You can also hear the radio play online at

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Pickin' in the Park

Several years back, a national music education/preservation group approached WLNZ about helping them promote and coordinate a weekly event that brings together musicians of all ages and different skill levels to create music and learn from each other at the same time; the event was called Pckin' in the Park. 89.7 was happy to help out with the initial on-air promotions, hosting, and coordinating during the early days. Since that time, Pickin' in the Park has taken on a life of its own -- which was exactly what it was supposed to do!

Pickin' in the Park still takes place in Old Town every Tuesday from 6-9 pm. During the summer months, you can follow the music to any one of Old Town's three parks (generally Burchard Park). During the colder months, the gang usually migrates to Sir Pizza Grand Café located at 201 E. Grand River Ave.

Instruments of all types are welcome. Each session is a spontaneous and fun experience covering all sorts of music from bluegrass, blues, classic rock, contemporary, country, to folk. Whether you're just getting started or a seasoned musician, make it a point to be a part of this great experience in Lansing.

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