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88.1 the Park Announces Basketball Broadcast Schedule

88.1 the Park is gearing up for a winter full of high school basketball.  You can enjoy play-by-play coverage of the Canton Chiefs, Plymouth Wildcats and Salem Rocks.

The broadcast season has already begun but will be in full gear in January

The broadcasts are brought to you through the support of College Tutors and Quick Pass Carwash.


Basketball Schedule

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

Staff Member of the Month – October 2017

Congratulations to Kyle Proffitt, Plymouth Senior, and Saba Mangla, Plymouth Senior.  They are 88.1 the Park’s October 2017 Staff Members of the Month.

Kyle is part of 88.1 the Park’s Sports Staff.  He can be heard on Sports Daily on a weekly basis.  He also interviews student athletes for the monthly Women’s Sports Report and he provide color commentary for football broadcasts this past fall.

“Kyle is incredibly dedicated to the station,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “He often works behind the scenes to support our sports broadcasts and he’s become very important part of the staff.”

Saba Mangla is 88.1 the Park’s Public Affairs Director.  Last year she served the station as News Director.  She is the host and producer for 88.1’s new show On the Beat, which focuses on the police departments that serve Canton and Plymouth.

“Saba is a true leader at the station,” said Keith.  “She goes out of her way to encourage our staff members and to help in any way she can.  She has made her mark at the station and will be truly missed next year.”

Dr. Andrew Melin WSDP Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

88.1 the Park is accepting nominations for the Dr. Andrew Melin WSDP Distinguished Alumni Award.  The award was created in the Spring of 2017 to honor former WSDP Station Manager, Andrew Melin.

The purpose of the award is to recognize WSDP Alums that have used their experience at the station and Plymouth-Canton Educational Park to further the mission of WSDP by achieving success in their chosen career field; investing in the lives of young people; or supporting their local community. It is our hope that the honorees will serve as role models for future students at the station and P-CEP.

Dr. Melin is now the Superintendent of the Greater Clark County Schools in Indiana.  He served as Station Manager of WSDP from 1982 – 1987.

Nominations for the award are due by Wed. January 31, 2018.  Nominations can be submitted HERE.  

The award will be presented in May of 2018 at the station’s annual banquet.

June Kirchgatter, Plymouth Salem ’83, was the first recipient.  She owns the Juniper Group, and helps companies with corporate communications, marketing and employee communications.  She has served on the station’s Advisory Group.

88.1 the Park is On the Beat with Local Police

88.1 The Park is partnering up with police officers from Plymouth and Canton to answer your law enforcement questions during an upcoming episode of On the Beat.

“We are really proud and excited to work with local law enforcement and give residents an opportunity to have their questions answered.” said Saba Mangla, Public Affairs Director for 88.1 The Park. “We thank the departments for their willingness to be a part of this exciting new program.”

If you have a questions you would like to submit for a future show, email [email protected] by Thursday December 14.

Thanks for Supporting 88.1 the Park

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 nearly $6,500 of their $10,000 goal.  The money will help the station impact the lives of students and serve the Plymouth Canton Community.

“We are truly blessed by the support of this community,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “We couldn’t have done this without the support of our amazing listeners and the hard work of our student staff members.”

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:

WSDP
Salem High School
46181 Joy Rd.
Canton MI 48187

Moments with Merritt – November 2017

88.1 the Park is celebrating 45 years of serving the community.  The station signed on the air February 14, 1972.   The station hosted an alumni reunion in October and is also presenting Vinyl Recall – An Iconic Album Exhibit Celebrating 45 Years of 88.1 the Park.  Superintendent Monica Merritt spoke with Bill Keith, Station Manager, June Kirchgatter, Alum and Vinyl Recall Curator, and Serafine Hinz, Salem Senior and the station’s Operations Manager.

This edition of Moments with Merritt will air Oct.31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, at 5:40 p.m.

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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 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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