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Immunization Town Hall – June 10 and 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

88.1 the Park is airing the Statewide Immunization Town Hall.  The special news program was produced in cooperation with WDIV, WJBK and WXYZ TV and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

The show Hosts will be Davin Scillian-WDIV, Huel Perkins-WJBK and Carolyn Clifford-WXYZ TV. It will follow the traditional town hall format with experts from the largest major hospitals and Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan, answering questions sent by the audience. The program will conclude with messages from the Big 4 Michigan Sports teams and a brief thank you from Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The program will air on Thursday June 10 and Friday June 11, at 5:30 p.m.

Thanks for Supporting the 88.1 the Park Auction – Presented by Community Financial Credit Union

Thanks for supporting 88.1 the Park during our annual auction on Saturday May 15.  Your support helped us raise over $25,000, a new record for the auction.  The station was able to reach this level because of the generous support of our listeners, sponsors and alumni.

The auction was presented through the support of Title Sponsor, Community Financial Credit Union.  Other sponsors included Choice Insurance Agency of Westland (Major Sponsor) and AJ McCorkle of Clients First Realtors (Hour Sponsor).

The funds raised will be used for equipment upgrades, educational opportunities for students, scholarships, and operational expenses.

“We are so lucky to be part of the Plymouth-Canton Community.  Time and time again our listeners remind us how much they value 88.1 and the impact we’re able to make in the community,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

Auction Half Hour Alumni Matches
9:00 a.m. – Bill Gutherie, Annie Wellman, Bill Smola
9:30a.m. – Jessica Dumas, Skye Pircha, Dave Buzynski
10:00 a.m. – Mel Gutherie, Jim Heller, Suzanne DeVenny
10:30 a.m. – Steve Klein, Jim Heller, Michael Adzima and the Adzima Family
11:00 a.m. – Steve Klein, Mary Guregian Jenkins, Cindy Richards – Wildwood Equestrian Center South Lyon MI
11:30 a.m. – Adarsh Pandit, Joe Zylka, Moussa Nasser
12:00 p.m. – Kathryn Farrell, Glenn Bar, Sam Vertin
12:30 p.m. – David Callahan, Chris Sample, Kevin Carlson
1:00 p.m. – David Callahan, Chris Sample
1:30 p.m. – Bethann Gyorke, Caitlin Flora
2:00 p.m. – Jeff Murray, Eric Eisen
2:30 p.m. – The Juniper Group (June Kirchgatter), Saloni Janveja
3:00 p.m. – Greg Angel, Bill Keith
3:30 p.m. – John Drauss, Shan Niroola
4:00 p.m. – Rob Miller, Kevin Nothnagel
4:30 p.m. – Rob Miller, Scott Herrold
5:00 p.m. – Rob Miller, Ken Martinek
5:30 p.m. – Rob Miller, Bradd Rigoni
6:00 p.m. – Eliot Bongiovanni, Brook Eddy
6:30 p.m. – Jeff Cassin, Brian Brearey
7:00 p.m. – Steve Johnston, Ryan Tomaszycki
7:30 p.m. – Kara McGuire, Scott Decker
8:00 p.m. – Scott Eddy, Denny Kapp

Chatting with the Chamber – May 3, 2021

The Canton Chamber of Commerce will host their annual golf outing on Friday May 21, at Pheasant Run Golf Club in Canton.  The outing will include a Golf Ball Drop to raise money for the Educational Excellence Foundation.   Chamber President, Thomas Paden, talks with the Executive Director of EEF, Gretchen Ward, about the outing and the foundation’s work for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

The show will air on Monday May 3, at 5:40 p.m.

Chatting with the Chamber – April 2021
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Moments with Merritt – April 20, 27, May 4, 11

Voters in the Plymouth-Canton Community passed a 275-million dollar bond proposal in March of 2020.  The proposal included improvements addressing equity of facilities, enhancements to  safety and security throughout the school district, furniture and playground upgrades, school bus purchases, and infrastructure and technology needs at most facilities.  Two of the keys for the bond proposal were equity and safety.  Superintendent of Schools, Monica Merritt invited Chief Finance and Operations Officer, Debbie Piesz, and Director of Operations, Tim Gruszczynski, to discuss the progress on the upgrades.

This show will air on 88.1 the Park on April 20, 27, May 4, and 11 at 5:40 p.m.

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2021-22 Program Director and Operations Manager

Congratulations to Plymouth Junior, Emma Johnson, and Salem Junior, Evie Cadotte.  Emma and Evie were chosen to fill the positions of Program Director and Operations Manager for the 2020-2021 school year.

Emma has been a great leader as 88.1 the Park’s News Director.  Her work coordinating the station’s SJ5K programming has been an important part of the coverage this year.  88.1 the Park Station Manager, Bill Keith, said “We’re impressed by Emma’s  commitment to the station and staff, and her dedication to making 88.1 better.  Her leadership among our Directors will help each of them be more successful next year.”

Evie has done a great job as 88.1’s  Co-Sports Director, as evidenced by her award winning work on Women’s Sports Report.  Her leadership led the station to broadcast Volleyball for the first time in many years.  Keith said, “Evie saw an opportunity to enhance our live sports broadcasts through the addition of volleyball to the schedule, and her knowledge of the game made our broadcasts stand out.  She’s worked tirelessly to make sure P-CEP’s women’s sports teams were spotlighted on the station.”

Evie and Emma will fill positions currently held by Program Director Ashley Temple and Operations Manager Alyssa Andrews.

 

Spreading the Airwaves – 88.1 the Park Newsletter Issue 41

The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features and interview with WSDP Alum Brian Stackpoole, at 1994 Plymouth-Salem graduate.  We also spotlight 88.1 the Park’s partnership with the Park Players Theatre Company.  The COVID-19 restrictions for live theatre productions caused the Park Players produce live radio dramas that have been heard on 88.1 the Park.
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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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