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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. 

The 3rd Annual Love Lansing Party Returns

2017 Love Lansing PartyMarch 19th marks the return of the Love Lansing Party at the Green Door. LCC Radio will join JiveOne5even to help raise funds for Lansing Public Schools Elementary Art Programs. Proceeds from the event will be used to help young artists purchase art materials and provide scholarships for classes at REACH and MSU Smart. The day’s entertainment will include live performances from a variety of musical acts including Global Village DJ McCoy & the Scratch Pilots, Hot Mess, and Lo Fi Steppers; plus there will be on-the-spot creations from several Mid-Michigan artists. Doors open at 1pm, get extra details at the FaceBook event page.

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.

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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!

******** A NEW WAY TO LISTEN TO LCC RADIO IS ON THE WAY ********

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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