The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features an interview with WSDP Alum Beth Eckerty (Plymouth-Canton ’95). You can also learn about the station’s success at the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Awards and plans for alumni reunions.
The 88.1 The Park Staff would like to thank listeners, friends and alums of the station for their support during the 88.1 Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive. The pledge drive is one of the station’s main fundraisers each year.
This year the station raised over $6,200 of the $10,000 goal. Your generous support will help 88.1 impact the lives of students and serve the Plymouth and Canton.
“We are truly blessed by the support of this community,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager. “Each year our listeners and friends give to make great things happen through the station. We couldn’t have done this without your support and the hard work of our students.”
You can still donate at the Donate Now link on our website or by sending a check payable to Canton Community Foundation (with 88.1 The Park in the memo line) to:
88.1 the Park
Salem High School
46181 Joy Rd.
Canton MI 48187
Ian is one of 88.1 the Park’s most dedicated DJ’s. He hosts a show on Monday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and he is working hard to improve his show and on-air delivery each week. Ian also works and the station’s news and production staff.
“We love having Ian on our staff,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager. “Ian is one of our hardest working staff members. He always has interesting ideas and questions about improving the station. We’ve seen him grow in big ways as an on-air host.”
The Regional Education Enhancement Millage proposes a levy of 2 mills of tax for six years, with the proceeds going to the 33 school districts in Wayne County, based on each district’s student enrollment. Wayne County voters will decide whether to approve this millage during the November 8, election.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Superintendent, Monica Merritt, spoke with Dr. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Academic Officer for the district, Nick Brandon, Director of Communications, and Corrin Stamatakos, a parent volunteer, about the millage and how the proceeds would be used to support the district.
The show will air live on 88.1 the Park on Tuesday November 1 and 8, at 5:40 p.m.
For the third year in-a-row 88.1 the Park was a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award for Non Commercial Station of the Year. Staff members visited Nashville in September for the NAB Radio Show and Marconi Awards.
Amanda Barberena, Program Director, Clay Martin, Sports Director, and Zain Omair, Music Director, represented the station’s student staff at the conference and awards. They were able to sit in broadcast training sessions with professionals from throughout the United States. These sessions provided many opportunities to network with the leading thinkers in the broadcast industry.
Amanda, Clay and Zain were able to attend through a scholarship from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation and the Broadcast Education Association. Additional funds were provided through fundraising by 88.1 the Park.
The staff of 88.1 the Park thanks Community Financial for their support through the Thumbs Up for Charity program. 88.1 finished in second place in the voting among five finalists. Through the generosity of Community Financial the station received a check for $5,000.
“Community Financial has been a great supporter of non-profits in Canton and Plymouth. We appreciate their willingness to support us with this very generous gift. The gift is a testament to the hard work of our students and their passion for serving the community,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.
88.1 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.