Lansing Community College

LCC Connect celebrates one year

By Marilyn Twine

Three people at a radio station studio talking to each other with microphones.

Lansing, Mich. – LCC Connect radio is celebrating one year of the college’s partnership with Michigan Radio.
The management agreement between LCC and Michigan Radio brought popular public radio programming like “Marketplace” and “Stateside” to WLNZ 89.7, reserving several weekend hours for LCC to air locally produced programming.
In 2020, LCC formed a task force to explore alternatives for the long-term operation of WLNZ. In March 2021, Michigan Radio submitted a formal proposal to operate and program the station, and the partnership was finalized later that year.
“We’d like to congratulate Lansing Community College on the one-year anniversary of LCC Connect,” says Michigan Radio Marketing Director Steve Chrypinski. “Connect has proven to be a great way to share the voices, vision and happenings at LCC with audiences on-air each week on 89.7 FM as well as online.” 

The last year has been an exciting one for LCC in the pivotal role of continuing to provide essential news and information, along with cultural and public service programming to our students, the LCC community and the Greater Lansing area.
“We called our podcast platform LCC Connect because one of our main goals was to highlight the connections between Lansing Community College and its community,” said longtime station manager Daedalian Lowry. “After our first year, we’ve built a great foundation of programs that do just that. We’re looking to bring more community members into the fold and make LCC Connect a place where community and college come together.”
Programming like “Who’s That Star?” featuring LCC faculty, staff and trustees, and a dozen more including “Student Success Scenario,” “Michigan History Moment,” “LCC Alumni Stories,” and “Galaxy Forum” are available today, online or on WLNZ 89.7 every weekend.


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 14,500 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The Transfer Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.


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