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88.1 the Park Live at the Canton Farmers Market

88.1 the Park will be live at the Canton Farmers Market on Sunday June 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This will be the second year that the station has been at this community event.  Stop by our tent to say hi to the 88.1 Crew.  We’ll have 88.1 the Park stickers and pens to giveaway, along with a chance to win tickets to the Penn Theatre.

The market will have locally produced food and handcrafted goods, along with live entertainment from singer songwriter Jen Cass, and cooking demonstrations.

The Canton Farmers Market is located in Preservation Park at 500 N. Ridge Road.

88.1 the Park Staff Member of the Month – May 2017

Congratulations to Amanda Barberena.  She was the overwhelming choice for Staff Member of the Month at 88.1 the Park.

Amanda has been the station’s Program Director for the past year.  She is also the recipient of the John Seidelman Scholarship, which is one of three scholarships the station presents each year.  She was also honored with the WXYZ Broadcasting Scholarship at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference earlier this year.  She will be attending Michigan State University in the Fall and will be studying broadcasting.

“Amanda could win staff member of the month every month,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “She has made a tremendous impact at the station.  Her legacy of leadership will be felt for quite awhile.  I know she will do great things at Michigan State and I look forward to hearing about all of her success.”

88.1 Alums to Celebrate 45 Years of Serving Canton and Plymouth

WSDP (88.1 the Park) will host an alumni reunion on Saturday October 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Schoolcraft College’s Vista Tech Center.  The reunion will celebrate the station’s 45 years of making a difference in the lives of students and serving the community.

The evening will include dinner, a special program honoring the station, and a chance to reconnect with friends.

Reservations can be made at the station’s Eventbrite page.

Moments with Merritt – June 2017

Delta Kappa Gamma is a professional honor society of active and retired women educators.  The Plymouth-Canton chapter of DKG has been an active supporter of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools through their generous gifts and support for teachers and students.  Superintendent Dr. Monica Merritt spoke with Liz VanWestenburg, Debbi Maloni and Sharon Belobraidich.  Sharon, Debbi and Liz are former educators in the district and are members of Delta Kappa Gamma.

The show will air on June 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5:45 p.m.

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88.1 the Park Auction – Thanks

Thanks to everyone that helped make the 88.1 the Park Auction one of our best ever.  Through your generous support we were able to raise over $16,300, and we are very grateful.  Thanks to the businesses that donated items, listeners who bid, parents and students that contacted businesses, and our staff for the hard work on the day of the auction.


 

 


This year’s auction sponsors were:

Title Sponsor – Bosch
Key Sponsor – Don Parrish State Farm in Livona
Hour Sponsors – Hagopian Cleaning Services, Joe Diglio
Half Hour Sponsors – Marnie Tarhanich

Thanks also to all of the 88.1 Alums that helped match half hours during the auction.

This year’s auction reminded us that we’re fortunate to be part of such a great community in Canton and Plymouth.

Spreading the Airwaves – 88.1 the Park Newsletter Issue 35

The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features an interview with WSDP Alum Suzanne DeVenny (Plymouth-Salem ’75).  Suzanne serves on the station’s advisory committee.  You can also learn about the station’s success at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and plans for alumni reunions. airwaves_no_35

88.1 the Park Announces New Student Leaders for 2017/2018

88.1 the Park is fortunate to have two excellent students taking on major leadership roles at the station for the 2017/2018 school year.

Serafine Hinz and Fiona Hughes will share the top student leadership position.  Serafine will serve as Operations Manager and Fiona will take on the role of Program Director.  They will work together to provide leadership for the station’s directors.

“We are lucky to have Serafine and Fiona in these roles,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “They care deeply about the station and want to see us become even better at serving the community.  I look forward to seeing how the station grows under their leadership.”

Fiona and Serafine have big shoes to fill as they take over for current Program Director, Amanda Barberena.  Amanda will be attending Michigan State University in the fall.

The station will fill other directorships following interviews on Monday April 24.

88.1 the Park Staff Members Shine at State Awards

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation honored 11 Plymouth-Canton Educational Park students in their annual High School and College Awards Competition. The MABF presented the awards during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo on Wednesday March 8, 2017 in Lansing.

P-CEP students received 11 of the 30 awards presented in the high school radio category. The students received five first place awards in the 11 categories.

“Our students continue to amaze us each year. They are consistently among the best in the state and we couldn’t be prouder,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

The MABF received almost 700 High School and College entries in the radio and television competition. The entries came from from over 30 schools.

Plymouth Senior Amanda Barberena also received the WXYZ-TV Broadcasting Scholarship at the conference. She was recognized among current college students for this special honor.

“Amanda is so deserving of this recognition. She is a wonderful leader at our radio station and her impact at 88.1 will be felt for many years. We are lucky to have her on our staff,” said Keith.

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88.1 The Park Phone Apps Available Now

Apps88.1 the Park is excited to announce the release of the station’s new iPhone and Android Phone Apps.  The phone apps are available at the iTunes and Google Play stores.  You can search for 88.1 The Park.

“We’ve been working on this release for over a year so it is exciting to release the apps for our listeners in Plymouth and Canton, and throughout the world.  We wanted to make it easier for our listeners to access the station and our digital content,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

The apps were created through a partnership with jācapps, a mobile apps development company in Southfield.  They are one of the leading app development companies for radio stations.

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Our Sponsors

Helping the community through 88.1 The Park
Our Sponsors from the Plymouth-Canton area:
Plymouth First United Methodist Church
The Krumm Agency - Meemic Agent
Community Financial Credit Union
Robert Bosch LLC Diesel Division
Canton Newcomers and Neighbors
Canton Music Academy
Steve Rowley - New York Life Agent
Mark Riegal - Real Estate One
Century 21 Premier - Canton
Fox Hills Golf and Country Club
Century 21 Premier
Blink Eyecare
Messina Concrete
Bella Mia LLC
Don Parrish State Farm
College Nannies and Tutors