88.1 the Park is celebrating it’s 46th birthday today. WSDP signed on the air February 14, 1972 at Noon with a mission to provide broadcast training for students and to serve the Plymouth-Canton Community. 88.1 the Park’s Public Affairs Director, Saba Mangla, spoke with WSDP Alum Rob Milford and Station Manager Bill Keith. Rob was part of the class that signed the station on the air and he graduated in 1973. Since leaving the campus he has enjoyed a 44+ year career in radio.
The award-winning School Resource Officers at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park dedicate their time and effort to keep the campus safe. 88.1 The Park is proud to work with the Canton Police Officers for a special edition of On the Beat. We are inviting the community, especially students, to ask questions for the School Resource Officers at P-CEP.
“This is a great way to learn more about the men and women in blue on our campus,” says Saba Mangla, 88.1 The Park’s Public Affairs Director. “We are proud and excited to work with them to bring the third edition of On the Beat.”
Questions can range in topics from SRO responsibilities to law enforcement in general. Submit your questions by Friday, March 9, to [email protected]
The Friday February 9, Rock the Park concert is cancelled due to the snow storm. We would like to thank American Arson, MeAndTheDog, Gene Pool and Theo for agreeing to play the show. We are working with the bands to find a date to reschedule the show.
Thank you to everyone that planned to attend. Also, thanks to Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex and In the Band Music Appreciation Studio for their help with the show.
The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will host a Realtor Breakfast on February 28, at Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex. The breakfast will give local realtors a chance to learn more about the district, hear from a realtor and network with district leadership. Superintendent Monica Merritt spoke with Carly Girolamo, Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotion for P-CCS and Jerry Weaver, a realtor with 3DX Real Estate.
The show will air on February 6, 13, 20 and 27 following Newsfile at 5:30 p.m.
Brooke is a member of the Community Focus staff. She was recognized for her work hosting interviews and for her skill as a news writer and reporter. Emma Menebroker is 88.1 the Park’s Sports Director. Emma works hard behind the scenes to schedule announcers for games, critique broadcasts and also provide play-by-play announcing for basketball broadcasts.
Julia is a member of the station’s production staff, and she hosts a weekly show and helps out with news reporting. She was honored for her excellent news writing and reporting. She also has produced creative promotional announcements for the station.
“We are lucky to have Emma, Brooke and Julia on our staff,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager. “They provide a great example for all of our staff members and help make 88.1 the Park a great station for the Plymouth-Canton Community.”
Thousands of vinyl records, CD’s, import only releases, t-shirts, posters, and other collectibles will be on display when 88.1 The Park presents its tenth annual 88.1 Record Show on Saturday February 17, 2018.
The show will run from 10am to 4pm at the Salem High School Cafeteria, and proceeds will benefit the nationally-recognized student radio station operated by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.
The show will feature special giveaways and door prizes in addition to a wide variety of vendors displaying their wares. 88.1 the Park expect to build on the success of last year’s show, which was the station’s largest with nearly 400 people attending. Much of the success of the show can be tied to the resurgence of interest in vinyl records.
“I don’t even own a record player and I love attending the show. The vinyl is amazing to see and I love finding CDs from all types of musicians. Even though I don’t always go planning to buy music, I’ve never left empty-handed,”said Serafine Hinz, Operations Manager for 88.1 the Park.
Admission to the 881 the Park record show during normal show hours is $3. Collectors looking get an early start to their shopping can gain early admission between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. for $5. Students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools will receive free admission with a student ID.
The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features and interview with WSDP Alum Glenn Bar. Glenn recently retired after a 31 year career at WXYZ TV 7. 88.1 the Park’s Operations Manager, Serafine Hinz, and Program Director, Fiona Hughes, recap the NAB Radio Show and Marconi Radio Awards. You can also check out a recap of the station’s 45th anniversary reunion and the Vinyl Recall Exhibit. airwaves_no_36
The broadcast season has already begun but will be in full gear in January
Dec. 8 – Salem Girl’s Basketball vs. South Lyon
Jan. 12 – Salem Boy’s Basketball vs. Plymouth
Jan. 19 – Plymouth Girl’s Basketball vs. Canton @ 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 19 – Plymouth Boy’s Basketball vs. Canton @ 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 – Plymouth Boy’s Basketball vs. Wayne Memorial
Feb. 2 – Plymouth Boy’s Basketball vs. Livonia Churchill
Feb. 6 – Plymouth Girl’s Basketball vs. Salem
Feb. 16 – Salem Girl’s Basketball vs. KLAA Round 1
Feb. 23 – Canton Boy’s Basketball
March 1 – Salem Boy’s Basketball
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.