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 and they are due on Friday September 23, 2016.
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 27. Auditions will take place on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the station’s office at Salem.
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.
The station will host an informational meeting for interested students and their parents on Tuesday September 15. They will be able to learn more about the station, the audition process, and staff expectations.
88.1 the Park has enjoyed partnering with the Plymouth Downtown Development Authority to bring you live broadcasts of Music in the Air. The concerts have been a blast and we’ve enjoyed the chance to connect with our listeners.
The next concert is Friday August 19, as Randy Brock brings an evening of classic rock and blues to the Kellogg Park stage.
We will also be back on Friday Sept. 2, as we close out the summer with a live broadcast of Steve King and the Dittlies.
The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. and is brought to you through the support of the Wilcox Foundation, IBM and the Downtown Development Authority.
Emma, a Plymouth Junior, has been hosting her first radio shows this summer. She was also recognized for her dedicated work for the 88.1 News and Sports Staff, and she has been a very valuable part of our Promotions team at station events this summer.
“Emma stepped out of her comfort zone and began hosting our Friday Sports Daily report on Newsfile at 5:30 p.m. She has grown incredibly as an announcer, sports reporter and news writer. We are very lucky to have her on the 88.1 Staff.
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.
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.
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.