From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
CityLansing, Michigan
BrandingLCC Radio 89.7
SloganYour Community Station
Frequency89.7 MHz (HD Radio)
First air date1994
FormatAdult Alternative
Power420 watts
HAAT30 meters
Facility ID36537
Transmitter coordinates42°44′15″N 84°33′12″W / 42.73750°N 84.55333°W / 42.73750; -84.55333
Call sign meaningLanzing, Michigan
AffiliationsWLNZ HD-2 (HD Radio) LCC-TV
OwnerLansing Community College

WLNZ is a non-commercial FM radio station located in Lansing, Michigan. The station, which broadcasts on 89.7 FM, is owned by Lansing Community College.

Originally WLNZ wanted to be branded as WLNS, however, WLNS had already been taken by WLNS-TV, so they landed on WLNZ.

The station began broadcasting in 1994 with 100 watts. Power was increased to the present 420 watts in 2001. WLNZ began broadcasting in HD in 2006.[1]

Programming originally consisted mainly of jazz and blues music, but currently plays Triple-A music typically throughout the day-time hours MON-FRI, featuring different programming on the weekend. The station does typically play Triple-A" music, but will venture out to many genres of music, branding themselves as the "True Variety Station"

The station features a lot of Michigan music and shows dedicated to Michigan artists throughout the day! From the "Local Lunch Hour", where nothing but Michigan music is played, to the M-89.7 artist spotlight, where one Michigan artist/band is chosen to be "spotlighted" through one whole month!

Each morning there is a live local talk show called Coffee Break which is televised in the Lansing area on Comcast local Public-access television cable TV. WLNZ's original jazz format continues on its HD-2 station, which is branded as Jazz Now!.[2]


External links[edit]