89.7-HD1, Your Community Radio Station
LCC Radio's AAA format offers a broad and diverse playlist. Musical selection tends to be on the fringe of mainstream popular music and rock music as well as many other music genres such as alternative rock, alternative country, jazz, folk music, world music and blues. Selections also include tracks from albums that are not singles, which leads to an enhanced and larger playlist. LCC Radio also plays many local artists, taking advantage of the rich musical environment in Mid Michigan.
WLNZ 89.7FM Your Community Radio Station also welcomes local artists and music enthusiasts to the airwaves with shows like Eclecticana Radio with Jen Sygit, Vinyl Side of Midnight with Mike Stratton, Natty Dreadlock Rock show with Rootsmon Bird, Saturday Night with Mark B, Big Band Swing with Jim Stone, Lansing On-Line News and our newest edition, Roots and branches with Jim Hall. WLNZ also presents live music every Friday from noon to 1pm at Sir Pizza Grand Cafe in Old Town, spotlighting the incredible local and regional talent in Mid Michigan. Check our Concert Calendar for updates on the Grand River Radio Diner Concert Series. Monthly WLNZ takes the show on the road to communities around mid Michigan. The WLNZ Road Show features skits and music with our house band "The Grand River Band" our usual cast of characters, a guest host and musical guest. The first hour airs live from our location on 89.7FM and lcc.edu/radio, their is a second "all music" hour for our live audience.
It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s
music selections. After all, a good song is a good
song…any individual set of music could contain a bit of
country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more! Hosted by Rob
Reinhart, the show was launched in the early 90s during
the surge of “unplugged” music sessions that artists
were producing. From classic songwriters like Dylan,
Mitchell, Young, Cash, Browne to contemporary artists
like David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, and Indigo
Girls, Acoustic Café covers a little bit of everything.
Rob produces his weekly program from Ann Arbor, so WLNZ
is proud to feature this great show as a part of our
Michigan based programming on Fridays.
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Appetizer offers a good helping of AAA music each week
on 89.7HD-1. The Appetizer initially began as a side
project for host, D Grant Smith while attending college.
At the time, he also worked at a local public radio
station and decided to create a show with the goal of
mixing a larger variety of styles and genres into the
program. Over the years the program has covered styles
of music from jazz, alternative rock, blues, folk,
singer-songwriters to R&B and more. The Appetizer has
also worked to connect listeners to emerging artists
including Lindsay Katt, The Rocketboys, The Light
Parade, Aryn Michelle, William Fitzsimmons, Flatfoot 56,
Matt Morris, Citizen Cope, Rosi Golan and more. Smith
often showcases taped conversations and exclusive
sessions as a part of The Appetizer. The show originates
from Abilene, Texas but blends well here in Michigan as
a part of WLNZ’s AAA programming.
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Art of the Song
of the Song is a one-hour public radio program that
explores universal truths common to all creative
expression - whether it be music, writing, visual arts,
or just living your life as a work of art. We all have a
song to sing. John Dillon and Viv Nesbitt explore the
creativity of music every week on Art of Song. John
describes the intent of Art of the Song as,
"...expressing our creativity and thus our spiritual
nature, we as individuals connect with the world at
large and the greater consciousness of the universe.
Through music and discussion about songwriting and the
creative process, we have subtly and repeatedly
delivered the message that we are all creative and that
it is not only possible, but imperative that each and
all of us express our creative voices.”
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Big Band Swing
week, Jim Stone takes WLNZ listeners on a two hour
journey back in time where "Swing Is King" and Big Band
means BIG BAND -- with Big Band Swing. As a huge fan of
swing music, Jim has archived 1000s of exclusive
interviews, live recordings, and nostalgic radio and
television moments. He shares this expansive collection
alongside classic swing cuts and artists from the
neo-swing movement. From Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller,
Woody Herman, Count Basie, Louis Prima to Keely Smith,
Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald on over to Brian Setzer,
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -- if it swings, it's on Big Band
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The Blues Beat
Each weekday from 10p to Midnight we feature a variety of blues music styles including classic as well as new blues on LCC Radio. The simplicity of blues music with its three-chord progressions and simple structures will never undermine the degree of traditionalism and personal expression at its core. Although, the blues has remained the same since its inception most blues are open to endless improvisations, lyrically and musically. You'll get more blues at WLNZ each week on your FM dial than any where else in town.
Blues Before Sunrise
Cushing's long-running radio program Blues Before
Sunrise on WLNZ takes listeners back to the origins of
the great American genre known as the blues. His
nationally syndicated and award-winning program focuses
on vintage blues and R&B from a historical perspective.
For decades, Steve has served as anchor of WBEZ's
nationwide broadcast of the Chicago Blues Festival,
performs frequently as a drummer, and has produced
several recordings by Magic Slim, Lurrie Bell, and
Smokey Smothers. As both an observer and performer, his
involvement in the Chicago blues scene gives listeners
the chance to experience the behind-the-scenes world in
the formative years of recorded blues and introduces
them to the careers of lesser-known but greatly
influential blues performers. Blues Before Sunrise is
the blues heritage showcase!
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week on 89.7, Phil Nusbaum hosts the Bluegrass Review.
He features classics artists as well as the current wave
and offers his commentary on style, lyrics or other
musical features that link the songs together. He also
brilliantly threads a narrative throughout any given
broadcast, so that there is plenty of variety. Truth is,
Phil lives and breathes bluegrass music. Beyond being a
well seasoned on-air broadcaster, he has contributed
pieces to NPR, taught and lectured on bluegrass music,
and plays the banjo in several groups including the
Urban Renewal Bluegrass, which won a Minnesota Music
Academy award. Phil also holds a PH.D. in Folklore from
Indiana University and has authored several articles
about bluegrass music. If you want to know bluegrass
music, then Bluegrass Review is the place to be.
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been said that "without the blues there would be no
rock", but what happens when the blues and rock 'n' roll
come together? That's what BlueROCK is about..what
happens when the two mix, meet, and mingle together.
Each week Daedalian Lowry rolls out blues infused rock
along with blues cuts that rock out a bit harder.
Sometimes its the blues covering rock n' roll and more
often, rock n' roll covering the blues - whatever
connection can be made between the two is Daedalian's
excuse to spin the tune on BlueROCK. Most any night
during BlueROCK, you'll hear a range of artistts from
Led Zeppelin, Bo Diddley, Foghat, Steve Miller, Luther
Allison, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan,
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials and Larry McCray.
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History: On 9/11/2001, like many other radio/TV stations, WLNZ carried the news of the terrorist attacks and the implications and impact both globally and locally. Many organizations began trying to find ways to raise the funds and aid to deal with tremendous need that the attacks created. It was during these days that station manager Dave Downing noticed that much of the news coverage was for fund-raisers after the fact; there was a need to get that information out before the events take place.
The weeks following 9/11 saw much discussion on this topic with the staff at WLNZ. They collectively decided that they would transform an hour of the morning program to concentrate on what nonprofits were doing in the area. They invited spokespeople from the various organizations in to talk about their upcoming events every day beginning the first week of October, 2001.
Over time The Coffee Break Morning Show has grown to include nearly 100 nonprofit organizations in the region that appear on the program on a regular basis. The program has expanded to include events in the Lansing community such as festivals and concerts and there have been many authors, most of them with a connection to Michigan, who have stopped by the studio as well. Coffee Break now features “Free Music Friday” where the local musicians who are performing at the City Market (Grand River Radio Concert Series) visit the radio studio and perform live on the air. Live, local music from a radio station’s studio is quite unique.
Coffee Break is nearing its 10th anniversary – seven of those years simulcast on LCC TV. The program is hosted by Jack Robbins and Karen Love, both well-known media personalities in the community.
The WLNZ Coffee Break can be heard on WLNZ from 8am -10am each weekday morning. One hour of the show can be seen on Comcast Cable on Channel 15 in Lansing and Channel 31 in East Lansing and Meridian Township, Monday through Friday. Times are as follows: 9:00-10am, 2:00-3:00pm and 8:00-9:00pm. You can also watch Coffee Break online at lcc.edu/tv/watch.
Coffee Break Guests: May 13-17, 2013
LCC Performing Arts
St. Vincent Catholic Charities
Capital Area Michigan Works
LCC Public Safety
Michigan Environmental Action Council
Secretary of State
Michigan Historical Center
Coordinator LCC Summer Youth/Gate Summer Camps
Piper & Gold Public Relations
Woldumar Nature Center
Capitol Area Humane Society
Free Music Friday
Now Know Quartet
To be a guest on The Coffee Break Show contact: Jack Robbins 517-483-1915 By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
is an exciting weekly radio broadcast originating from
Boulder, Colorado and heard from coast to coast. Every
program is taped in front of a live audience and
features performances from many of today's top musical
artists as well as conversations and information about
the world around us. Beyond musicians, eTown features a
variety of guests including authors, environmental
activists, and community volunteer organizers. Tune in
and find out how eTown builds community through music.
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Host Jen Sygit features a variety of local and regional musicians - the stories behind the artists, heads up on new albums - and information on local festivals and concerts.
Odyssey host, Fred Migliore has been passionate about
music his entire life. Growing up nurtured on New York
City’s underground free form radio, Fred was inspired to
create a program dedicated to his passion and in the
same style. FM Odyssey takes listeners back to the early
days of free-form FM offering creatively themed programs
every week. Compassion, knowledge, and a wry sense of
humor have garnered Fred interviews with some of the
greatest names in the music industry including Billy
Joel, Jim Capaldi, Alvin Lee, Ian Anderson, Jeff Beck,
Janis Ian, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, The Moody
Blues, Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfoot, Annie Haslam, Dan
Fogelberg, Steely Dan, and many others.
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Grand River Radio Replay
does a little reminiscing and remembering with replays
of our long running concert series, Grand River Radio.
From the regular monthly concerts at the Creole Gallery
and Woldumar Nature Center to the weekly shows at
Lansing City Market and (the current) Sir Pizza Grand
Cafe in Old Town, we've had some fabulous Michigan
talent perform including Joel Mabus, Steppin' In It, The
Ragbirds, Kitty Donohoe, Jamie-Sue Seal, Twyla Birdsong,
Matt Gabriel, Root Doctor, Keri Lynch...really, the list
goes on and on. You can listen to them all again on the
Grand River Radio Replay!
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JazzWorks features music by the masters and new artists creating an entertaining, engaging tour of an American treasure.
Lansing Online News Radio
Lansing Online News partners with LCC Radio to bring its unique brand of citizen journalism to the Lansing-area radio listening audience. Issues include everything from concerns about the environment to bullying to tips on growing your own food. Co-publishers Bonnie Bucqueroux & Bill Castanie.
Latino music from all over the world
A mix of music mostly from artists in the Mid-Michigan community.
need for a suit and tie at this ball! The Metal Ball is
a two hour suaree of high-octane, hard hittin' rock n'
roll. During the first hour, Daedalian kicks out classic
cuts of metal and rock all the way back to the late 60s
up to today. From classic rock to thrash metal and
hip-rock, the Metal Ball touches base on every avenue.
Then at 2 a.m., it's the all New Rock Hour with every
tune aged no more than year. Metal invitees include:
Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Motley Crue, Stone
Sour, Avenged Sevenfold, Halestorm, Disturbed...and
anybody else with a screaming guitar!
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Hosted by Corrina Van Hamlin, former host of Progressive Torch and Twang, the MI Music Box is a weekly program with in-studio guests and interviews that focus on the sounds and stories of artists behind the Michigan musical landscape. For the Weekly Podcast, please visit http://mimusicbox.wordpress.com. If you are an artist, or want to suggest guests, contact us at email@example.com, and follow us on twitter
Midnight Special is the world's weekly aberration of
folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and
escape. Every week on WLNZ, Rich Warren broadcasts this
nationally syndicated program from Chicago. This program
is original, offbeat, fun, and thought provoking;
featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary folk
performers, avant-garde singer-songwriters comedians and
Here are some of the artists featured on The Midnight Special: Cheryl Wheeler, Pete Seeger, Christine Lavin, Woody Guthrie, John Gorka, Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton, Jean Redpath, Bob Newhart, Robin & Linda Williams, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Odetta, Carrie Newcomer, Big Bill Broonzy, and Susan Werner.
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Natty Dreadlock Rock Show
Reggae and Rasta Beats, R&B, Latin and Merenge… the award winning Rootsmon Bird has been bringing a multitude of styles to the Natty Dreadlock Rock show for 14 years
Putumayo World Music Hour
World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people
to the music of the world’s cultures. The label grew out
of the Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan
Storper. Co-founder Michael Kraus joined Storper to help
launch Putumayo World Music. In the past eighteen years,
the record label has become known primarily for its
upbeat and melodic compilations of great international
music characterized by the company’s motto: “guaranteed
to make you feel good! WLNZ is pleased present the
Putumayo World Music Hour as a part of our weekly
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Roots and Branches
Jim Hall hosts an hour of music dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of folk, roots, and americana music. Everything from the Carter Family, Roscoe Holcomb, Bill Monroe and Pete Seeger to Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck and Bruce Springsteen, as well as lots of local musicians and lesser known folks from around the country and various ethnic traditions and genres. email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sing Out! Radio Magazine
Sing Out! Radio Magazine is a weekly, hour-long
“magazine format” program on 89.7FM. The show originates
from long running quarterly folk music magazine toting
the same name. Hosted by Tom Druckenmiller, this program
features interviews with members of the folk community
alongside “live” and recorded music. Listeners are
engaged in a wide range of traditional and contemporary
styles that fit under the umbrella of Sing Out!’s
definition of folk music: Blues, bluegrass, old-time,
Celtic, singer-songwriter, world music, Cajun,and much,
much more. There is simply no other music magazine that
comes with closer ties to the spirit of the folk
community, or with as rich and deep a history,
connection and understanding of what makes folk music.
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12th Street Jump
Count Basie tickled the ivories at the Reno Club and Big
Joe Turner shouted the blues. Where cats like Lester
Young, Mary Lou Williams, Buster Smith and the Bird lit
up a strip of clubs, juke joints, and honky-tonks with
their brand new sound. 12th Street Jump brings back that
great era of Kansas City jazz with their weekly jazz,
blues and comedy jam. Hosts Pearl McDonald and Pete
Weber, musical director Joe Cartwright, vocalists David
Basse and Nedra Dixon, bassist Tyrone Clark and drummer
Mike Warren and some very special guests are heard
weekly on 89.7-WLNZ!
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Join Jack Robbins Tuesday nights at 9 for a step back in time to the 60's & 70's vinyl classics.
Jazz for and by the jazz fan, the Vinyl Side of Midnight, hosted by Mike Stratton features jazz releases recorded on vinyl and a variety of classic jazz along with interviews with members of the local jazz scene.
Women in Music
Women in Music with Laney Goodman is a weekly, one-hour
radio series with an eclectic mix of the best music from
female artists around the world. With over 25 years’
experience in radio,Laney is a seasoned broadcasting
professional. She has hosted such diverse shows as The
Women’s Music Hour, Roots of Jazz, After Dark and Sleepy
Hollow. With an abundant knowledge of a variety of
musical genres, as well as personal friendships with
many musicians, Laney has created a distinctive
environment on the airwaves with a style all her own.
LCC Radio is happy to present Laney’s national
recognized showcase of women musicians as a part of our
weekly lineup. Women in Music offers a deep mix of
musical genres from folk to world to jazz and well
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Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour
WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour is hosted by folk singer
Michael Johnathon and features a wide range of
performers from bluegrass, grassroots, Americana,
Celtic, country, pop, blues and acoustic rock. Every
week Michael produces this unique program from the
historic Lyric Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky before a
live audience. Since its inception, the show has gone
from its humble roots in Lexington to a worldwide
audience of over one million listeners. Guests have
included Michael Martin Murphy, Bela Fleck and the
Flecktones, Otis Taylor, and Lansing’s own Steppin’ In
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