Upcoming Events

  1. Pretty in Punk

    September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Moments with Merritt

    September 27 @ 5:40 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Community Focus

    September 28 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Backstage Pass

    September 29 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. The Scene

    September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


88.1 the Park Auditions – Applications are due Sept. 23

sam-badger-in-studio-aStudents 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.

Pre-Audition Application Fall 2016

88.1 the Park Staff Member of the Month – Emma Menebroker

art-and-the-park-2016-zain-emma-and-jack-2Emma Menebroker is the 88.1 the Park August 2016 Staff Member of the Month.  This is the second month in-a-row that Emma has been honored with the recognition.

In addition to hosting a weekly show in August, she also covered two news stories and helped with live promotional broadcasts.  She also covered for other DJ’s by hosting their show.

“We appreciate Emma’s willingness to go above and beyond for the station,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “We normally give our students a break in August but they all took on extra responsibilities, with Emma leading the way.  We are lucky to have her on our staff.”

88.1 the Park is a Finalist for the 2016 Marconi Radio Award

kaley-michael-caitlinMaybe the third time will be the charm.

For the third consecutive year, the students and staff of  88.1 The Park are being recognized alongside America’s elite broadcasters after the station was named a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award for Non-Commercial Station of the Year.

88.1 The Park is the only high school radio station to receive a nomination in the history of the Marconi awards.   Three college-level student stations and one professional station round out the 2016 class of Non-Commercial finalists.  The awards will be presented on Thursday September 22, 2016 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards 27th Anniversary Dinner and Show in Nashville Tennessee.  88.1 the Park staff members will be in Nashville for the NAB Radio Show and the Marconi Awards.

“We’re excited to be a finalist for the third year in-a-row . This is an incredibly prestigious honor for our hard working and dedicated staff,” said Amanda Barberena, Program Director

“We couldn’t achieve this without the support of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, the board of education, administrators and staff.   We’re lucky to have been part of such a great community,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

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 Euchre Tournament Supports Student Radio

Full page photoEuchre players – get ready for some exciting competition and support 88-1.

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.

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.

African American Student Association Spring Break Bus Trip

AAA HBCU Trip Group Shot88.1 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

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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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Plymouth First United Methodist Church
The Krumm Agency - Meemic Agent
Community Financial Credit Union
Robert Bosch LLC Diesel Division
Canton Newcomers and Neighbors
Canton Music Academy
Steve Rowley - New York Life Agent
Mark Riegal - Real Estate One
Century 21 Premier - Canton
Fox Hills Golf and Country Club
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Blink Eyecare
Messina Concrete
Bella Mia LLC
Don Parrish State Farm
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