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88.1 the Park September Staff Member of the Month – Saba Mangla

saba-mangla-2Saba Mangla, Plymouth Junior, is 88.1 the Park’s September 2016  Staff Member of the Month.

Saba is the News Director for the station.  She was recognized for her work developing the station’s news schedule.  She also planned a series of Community Focus interviews featuring candidates for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Board of Education that is airing through the election.

“Saba is a dedicated leader for 88.1 the Park,” said Bill Keith Station Manager.  “She works hard to develop our News and Public Affairs programming.  She has also become one of the station’s best on-air hosts.  We’re lucky to have her on our staff.”

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’s Community Focus Spotlights Schoolboard Election

community-focus-saba-interviews-patrick-kehoe88.1 the Park staff members will be interviewing candidates for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Board of Education between now and Election Day.  Current School Board Member Patrick Kehoe is running unopposed for a four-year seat on the board.  Nine candidates are running for a six-year seat on the board.

The interviews will air Wednesday at 5:40 p.m.  and will be available as podcasts under the Podcast tab on our website.

Interview Schedule
October 5 – Saba Mangla interviews Patrick Kehoe and Douglas Brooks
October 12 – Rebekah McBride interviews Bharat Malhotra and Patti McCoin
October 19 – Max Jenkins interviews Patricia Mullen and Pete Puzzuoli
October 26 – Sam Badger interviews Leonardo Savage and Girish Tiwari
November 2 – Midha Mashhood interviews Michael Scopone and Gurunath Vemulakonda

Moments with Merritt – September 2016

Moments with Merritt School Success Sept 2016A new school year can bring excitement, as well as a little anxiety.  These are feelings experienced by both kids and parents.  Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Superintendent, Monica Merritt, brought together staff members and a student to share their thoughts on how to make this school year a success.  Her guests are Denise Lilly, Principal at Field Elementary.  Denise has been Principal at Field for six years and prior to that she was the Assistant Principal at Central Middle School.  She has also served as an administrator and teacher in other districts.  Jeremy Majszak is entering his tenth year of teaching in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.  He is a 7th grade science teacher at West Middle School and graduated from Canton High School.  Saba Mangla is a Junior at Plymouth High School.  She is the News Director at 88.1 the Park and is part of the award winning P-CEP Culinary Program.

The show will air live on 88.1 the Park on Tuesday September 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 5:40 p.m.

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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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