Students 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 through Friday September 21, 2018.
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.
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 Tuesday September 25. Auditions will take place on Tuesday October 2, at 2:30 p.m. at the station’s office at Salem (room 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.
Alexandra Burgett was a 2007 graduate of Salem High School. She was tragically killed in a car accident, just before she graduated from Western Michigan University. The driver that caused the accident was distracted as he looked for his wallet.
Alexandra’s family has created a memorial golf outing to fund scholarships at Western Michigan University. In addition, a portion of the funds for this year’s outing will go to the P-CEP Orchestra and 88.1 the Park, two programs Alex was part of.
They will also be supporting the Gift of Life Foundation. Through organ donation Alex was able to save the lives of and/or improve the lives of five people, one of them being a 14 year old girl with a fatal heart condition who is now in her first year of college.
The outing is Saturday August 18, at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth. The shotgun start will kick off at 8:30 a.m. The outing includes a continental breakfast, luncheon, and auction. You can get more information at 734-454-5739.
Canton, Plymouth, Salem and Starkweather Academy celebrated graduations in June. Superintendent Monica Merritt recently spoke with three of our graduates about their experiences in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. Her guests were Plymouth graduate, Saba Mangla, Salem Graduate, Marvin Lopez, and Starkweather graduate Harmony Nelson.
This edition of Moments with Merritt will air live on 88.1 the Park on Tuesday July 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 5:40 p.m.
“Thanks” sometimes feels inadequate in expressing gratefulness. That’s the case with the 2018 88.1 the Park Auction. This year we set a new fundraising record for the station by raising over $19,000, and the number is still growing.
We first want to thank all of the businesses that donated items. We were able to auction eight items per half hour and we had a Dream Board filled with wonderful items. Thanks also to our sponsors.
2018 Auction Sponsors
Don Parrish State Farm in Livonia
The Hearing Center of Excellence in Livonia and Dearborn
Dr. Mark Mann Family Dentistry in Canton
Half Hour Sponsors
Smarter Practice Solutions of Plymouth
We would also be remiss if we didn’t thank our alums and families that matched half hours of the auction. We had a record number of alumni matches allowing each half hour of the auction to be matched by two people.
Our student announcers and staff also did a tremendous job of staffing the auction from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. They were always focused and ready to work.
Thanks to our listeners. You always amaze us with your bidding and support. We’re proud to serve the Plymouth-Canton Community, and this year’s auction makes that possible.
The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features and interview with WSDP Alum Nick Gismondi. The 2000 Salem grad works for NBC Sports. We also spotlight the station’s success in the 2018 Michigan Association of Broadcasters High School and College Awards. You can also check out a preview of the station’s largest fundraiser, the 88.1 the Park Auction. airwaves_no_37
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation presented 88.1 the Park with the 2018 High School Station of the Year Award. The MABF also honored 11 Plymouth-Canton Educational Park students in their annual High School and College Awards Competition. The MABF presented the awards during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo on Wednesday March 7, 2018 in Lansing.
P-CEP students received 12 of the 29 awards presented in the high school radio category, including four first place awards in the 10 categories. 88.1 has received the Station of the Year Award seven times since 2001.
“Our students worked so hard this year and we couldn’t be prouder of their success,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.
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.