The 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.
Thanks to everyone that helped make the 88.1 the Park Auction our best ever. Through your generous support we were able to raise over $16,000. This is the most money we’ve every raised through the auction and we are very grateful. Thanks to the businesses that donated items, listeners who bid, parents and students that contacted businesses, and our staff for the hard work on the day of the auction.
This year’s auction reminded us that we’re fortunate to be part of such a great community in Canton and Plymouth.
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park’s Lightning Robotics has proved that they are one of the countries leading robotics teams. Interim Superintendent, Monica Merritt, spoke with P-CEP Teacher and Lightning Robotics Advisor, Jay Obsniuk, and Lightning Robotics President, Leah Beach. She learned more about a program that is inspiring our students to learn, prepare and thrive.
88.1 the Park is proud to support the Sunshine’s Skills and Drills Football Clinic and the Plymouth Football team in this year’s football clinic for kids with special needs.
The clinic will take place on Friday July 29, from 6 to 8 pm at Plymouth High School. As you can imagine, putting on a clinic like this comes with costs and they’re looking for sponsors to help with the expenses. You or your business can join with 88-1 in sponsoring this year’s Sunshine’s Skills and Drills Football Clinic. The best part is that you’ll know that you’ve made a difference for kids in our community.
More information is here.
The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features an interview with WSDP Alum Jeff Schmidt (Plymouth-Salem ’82). You can also learn about the station’s upcoming Auction and plans for alumni reunions.
88.1 the Park is pleased to support the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park African American Student Association Spring Break Bus Trip to Historically Black Colleges and University. The station helped sponsor the trip by providing scholarship money for students attending the trip. The students will also be visiting historic civil rights sites.
Listen to 88.1 the Park this week for updates from the students. You can also listen to the reports at the links below.
Day One Report
Caitlin has been a member of the staff since her Freshman year. She has served as the station’s Music Director. This year she is Program Director, the top student leadership position at the station. She also co-hosts All the Small Things on Monday nights with Kaley Ross. Her work with the station has been honored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation.
“I can’t believe that Caitlin’s four year’s with the station is almost over,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager. “She’s become a very talented leader at the station and we appreciate her hard work and dedication. She has big shoes for our next Program Director to fill.”
It’s not often that a high school radio station has an opportunity to be talked about among the biggest and best professional radio stations and personalities. 88.1 The Park, the student radio station for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, had that opportunity twice during the past two years. We’ve been a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award for Non Commercial Station of the Year.
A group from our staff were in Atlanta on October 1 and 2 for the NAB Radio Show and Marconi Radio Awards. Three of our students, Caitlin Flora, Michael Adzima and Kaley Ross, received scholarships to attend the conference. They were selected through the NAB’s Student Scholar Program, an honor normally only available to College students. They were able to sit in on programming sessions led by the leading thinkers and creative minds in broadcasting.
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.