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Staff Member of the Month – September 2017

Congratulations to Emma Menebroker and Anna Brandl.  They were selected as 88.1 the Park’s Staff Members of the Month for September 2017.

Emma is the station’s Sports Director.  She was recognized for her hard work bringing organization to the station’s Sports Department.   She can be heard hosting daily sportscasts, broadcasting football or hosting the Women’s Sports Report.

“Emma is doing an incredible job as our Sports Director,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “I was especially impressed by the hard work she put into our first Women’s Sports Report this fall.  She’s done a great job at involving all members of the sports department to create a great show.”

Anna Brandl can be heard as DJ Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 a.m. and Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  She is also a member of the station’s Promotions team and has even volunteered to engineer a couple live sports broadcasts.

“Anna is always willing to do what needs to be done to help the station,” said Keith.  “This fall we needed someone to help with our live sports broadcasts and Anna was quick to offer her help as an engineer for football games.  She is also becoming a very good on-air announcer.”

88.1 the Park to Unveil Vinyl Recall Exhibit

To mark 45 years of broadcasting excellence at 88.1 The Park, WSDP presents “Vinyl Recall,” an exhibit of iconic albums that have influenced the station’s sound and its student-staff since 1972.

The exhibit, sponsored by Pat Milliken Ford in Redford, will be held at PARC-Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex on Church Street in Plymouth, Michigan. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be open October 24 through November 16 from 4-8 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The exhibit will also be open on Saturday, October 28; November 4; and November 11 from 3-5 pm.

“The exhibit is an opportunity to give back to the community that has supported the station for 45 years,” explained Bill Keith, WSDP station manager. “We reached out to station alums to help determine the most iconic 45 albums in the station’s history. These albums represent the music that has influenced the students who worked at the station, and by extension the music that shaped the Plymouth-Canton community,” Keith added.

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Moments with Merritt – September 2017

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools have a new Chief Academic Officer.  Dr. Michael Bender previously served as Director of Secondary Education for P-CCS but he left to take an administrative position with Utica Community Schools.  This past summer he returned to Plymouth-Canton to take on this new challenge.  Superintendent Monica Merritt spoke with Dr. Bender about the new role and the opportunities facing the district.

The interview will air September 19, 26, and October 3 at 5:40 p.m.

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88.1 the Park Announces Football Broadcast Schedule

88.1 the Park is gearing up for a fall season of high school football.  You can enjoy play-by-play coverage of the Canton Chiefs, Plymouth Wildcats and Salem Rocks.

The season will open on Saturday August 26, at 1:00 p.m. with Canton Football live from the Big House as the Chiefs take on Mona Shores.

The broadcasts are brought to you through the support of Advantage Marketing Solutions, College TutorsQuick Pass Carwash and the Merrifield Family Trust.

Football Schedule Fall 2017
August 26 – Canton vs. Mona Shores (live from Michigan Stadium)
September 1 – Canton vs. Plymouth
September 8 – Salem vs. Brighton
September 15 – Salem vs. Canton
September 22 – Canton vs. Novi
September 29 – Salem vs. Wayne Memorial
October 6 – Plymouth vs. Livonia Franklin
October 7 – Salem vs. Novi
October 13 – Canton vs. Brighton

88.1 Alums to Celebrate 45 Years of Serving Canton and Plymouth

WSDP (88.1 the Park) will host an alumni reunion on Saturday October 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Schoolcraft College’s Vista Tech Center.  The reunion will celebrate the station’s 45 years of making a difference in the lives of students and serving the community.

The evening will include dinner, a special program honoring the station, and a chance to reconnect with friends.

Reservations can be made at the station’s Eventbrite page.

Spreading the Airwaves – 88.1 the Park Newsletter Issue 35

The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features an interview with WSDP Alum Suzanne DeVenny (Plymouth-Salem ’75).  Suzanne serves on the station’s advisory committee.  You can also learn about the station’s success at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and plans for alumni reunions. airwaves_no_35

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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