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  1. Community Focus

    January 25 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Community Focus

    February 1 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Community Focus

    February 8 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Community Focus

    February 15 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Community Focus

    February 22 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm


88.1 the Park Auditions – Applications Due Monday Jan. 30

art-and-the-park-2016-zain-emma-and-jack-2Students at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park can join the staff of one of the best high school radio stations.  88.1 The Park is accepting applications for new staff members and they are due on Monday January 30.

Students will have an opportunity to work in all areas of the station’s operation including as a DJ, Sports Announcer, Promotions Assistant, News Anchor and Production Assistant.  They will gain experience that will prepare them for careers in media and will develop business skills that will stick with them for a lifetime.

The station will host an informational meeting for interested students and their parents on Thursday January 19, at Salem room 2106. They will be able to learn more about the station, the audition process, and staff expectations.

Applications are available at the Canton, Plymouth and Salem High School General Offices, and at the station’s office at Salem.  They are also available at our website.

A list of students that receive auditions will be posted at the station on Wednesday February 1.  Auditions will take place on Tuesday February 7, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the station’s office at Salem (2110).

Students auditioning will be given a packet to prepare a newscast. They will read the newscast at the audition and will be involved in a short job interview.

Pre Audition Application Winter 2017

High School Basketball Live on 88.1 the Park

basketball-jack-clay-emma88.1 the Park is your home for Canton, Plymouth and Salem High School Basketball.  Listen as we bring you exciting action from the girls and boys teams at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.

88.1 the Park’s Clay Martin will lead our broadcasts with a dedicated team of announcers including Jack Krumm, Mathieu Mondro, Emma Menebroker and Wesley Askew.

The broadcasts are brought to you by College Nannies and Tutors and Quick Pass Carwash of Canton.

Quick Pass Car Wash is located at 6589 North Canton Center Road, between Hanford and Warren. Single wash and monthly membership packages are available, as well as a self serve towel dry area with vacuums and mat cleaning. More information is available on Facebook or at QuickPassCarwash.com.

College Nannies and Tutors provides full, part time and on call nannies and baby sitters for working professionals and busy families. Services can be tailored to your needs. More information is available at collegenannies.com or 734-761-8393.

Upcoming Games on 88.1 the Park

1/13/17  Canton vs. Wayne Memorial girls
1/20/17  Canton vs. Plymouth boys
1/27/17  Salem vs. Novi girls
1/31/17 Salem vs. Northville boys
2/3/17   Plymouth vs. Churchill girls
2/10/17  Plymouth vs. Canton girls
2/17/17   Canton KLAA Crossover boys

88.1 the Park Staff Member of the Month – November 2016

clay-and-fiona-in-studio-aCongratulations to Plymouth Senior, Clay Martin, and Canton Sophomore, Fiona Hughes.   They are 88.1 the Park’s November 2016 Staff Members of the Month.

Clay is 88.1 the Park’s Sports Director.  This Fall he has been our lead Sports Play-by-Play Host and has spent many hours coordinating our high school football broadcasts.  He also is the host of the Women’s Sports Report which is heard on the first Monday of each month at 5:45 p.m.

“Clay has grown incredibly as a live sports announcer,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “Before this school year he has had limited play-by-play announcing opportunities.  But this year he jumped right in and took the lead to make these broadcasts a success.  He has spent hours preparing for games and interviewing coaches.  We’re lucky to have Clay on our staff.”

Fiona is one of the station’s best DJ’s.  She also has done several band interviews for the station’s Backstage Pass program.

“Sometimes we think Fiona lives here,” said Keith.  “She spends many hours at the station.  It amazes me how good she sounds on-air because she has only been on the station for just over a year.  Each time I listen to her show I fund new ways she’s grown as a DJ.  She definitely makes us sound better as a station.”

Thanks for Giving Canton and Plymouth

pledge-drive-2016-amanda-caitlin-alli-and-juliaThe 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

Moments with Merritt – November 2016

moments-with-merriitt-educational-millage-enhancementThe 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.


88.1 the Park Students Visit Nashville for the Marconi Radio Awards

zain-clay-amanda-nab-backdropFor 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-with-dr-jennifer-ashton-gma

amanda-zain-clay-in-sessionAmanda, 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.

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88.1 the Park is a Community Financial Thumbs Up for Charity Recipient

Community Financial Check Presentation 2016The 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 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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