The 88-1 The Park Fifth Annual Euchre Classic is just around the corner. Join us on Saturday October 8 at the Elks Club in Plymouth. This year’s tournament features prizes for the top ten percent of the field. Early bird entries are just $20 prior to October 3, and $25 after. Players will also receive pizza, snacks and a cash bar.
The proceeds benefit 88-1 The Park, the student radio program for Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools. For more information, or to register, call 248-WSDPEUCHRE.
Superintendent Monica Merritt takes time to spotlight the important work of the districts Blue Ribbon Panel. The Blue Ribbon Panel was created to develop ways to improve the district, especially in the area of enrollment. The panel includes community members, district staff and parents. Monica’s guests include Blue Ribbon Panel Chair Person, Don Soenen and the Plymouth-Canton Community School’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Nick Brandon.
88.1 the Park will be live in Kellogg Park for select Friday night concerts during the Summer. If you can’t make it to the park listen to 88.1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. for a live broadcast of the festivities.
The station will air the following concerts
August 19 Randy Brock
September 2 Steve King and the Dittilies
The concert broadcast is brought to you through the support of the Wilcox Foundation, IBM and the Downtown Development Authority.
The Educational Excellence Foundation has been an important partner for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. Interim Superintendent, Monica Merritt, speaks with Gretchen Ward, Executive Director of EEF about the foundation and their impact in the school district.
The interview will air on Tuesday June 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 5:45 p.m on 88.1 the Park.
Sam is one of our newest DJ’s and he’s been getting better every week. He also is part of the station’s Community Focus staff. His two recent interviews with outgoing Canton Public Safety Director Todd Mutchler and incoming Public Safety Director Joshua Meier, were filled with thoughtful questions.
“We’re excited to have Sam on our staff,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager. “Sam works very hard and is always willing to help make the station better. As a new staff member he has quickly become one of our top interview hosts. We’re looking forward to great things from Sam.”
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.
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
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.