Staff Member of the Month – December 2018 and January 2019

88.1 the Park congratulates Brooke Wiggins and Jack Krumm on being selected as Staff Members of the Month for the station.

Brooke Wiggins is a Canton Junior and she serves as the station’s Public Affairs Director.  She was chosen as Staff Member of the Month in December because of her work coordinating Community Focus.  She also was one of the leaders of the station’s effort to enter the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation’s High School and College Awards.

“Brooke is a gifted leader and she works hard to make the station better,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager. “She is always looking for ways to improve and takes on extra work to serve the station.  We’re lucky to have her on our staff.”

Jack Krumm is a Canton Senior and he is the station’s lead play-by-play announcer.  He was chosen as the station’s January Staff Member of the Month because of his dedication to our live sports broadcasts.  Jack has also stepped up to become a stronger news writer and reporter, and is setting a great example for hard work at the station.

“We’ve known that Jack is a talented play-by-play announcer for the past few years.  But this year he has stepped up and worked hard to improve his announcing skills,” said Keith.  “His recent MAB Foundation Awards shows the rest of the state that he’s a gifted announcer.  It’s great to see his dedication lead to this success.”

88.1 the Park Record Show – Saturday Feb. 16, 2019

Thousands of vinyl records, CD’s, import only releases, t-shirts, posters, and other collectibles will be on display when 88.1 The Park presents its 11th annual 88.1 Record Show on Saturday February 16, 2019.

The show will run from 10am to 4pm at the Salem High School Cafeteria, and proceeds will benefit the nationally-recognized student radio station operated by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

The show will feature special giveaways and door prizes in addition to a wide variety of vendors displaying their wares. 88.1 the Park expect to build on the success of last year’s show, which was the station’s largest with over 420 people attending. Much of the success of the show can be tied to the resurgence of interest in vinyl records.

“Some people would like you to think that music is all digital now, but the record show proves that all wrong. It’s amazing to see so many music fans, from all generations, together in one place,”said Fiona Hughes, Program Director for 88.1 the Park.

Admission to the 881 the Park record show during normal show hours is $3. Collectors looking get an early start to their shopping can gain early admission between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. for $5.  Students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools will receive free admission with a student ID.
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Moments with Merritt – November 20, 2018

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools has a gifted group of Principals and Assistant Principals at all levels of the district.  Isbister Elementary Principal, Emily Hawthorne, is one of the newest Principals in the district.  She is also a graduate of the district.  Superintendent, Monica Merritt, spoke with Hawthorne about what drew her back to the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

The show will air on 88.1 the Park on Tuesday November 20, 27, December 4, 11, and 18 at 5:45 p.m.


Spreading the Airwaves – 88.1 the Park Newsletter Issue 38

The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features and interview with WSDP Alum Greg Angel.  The 2003 Plymouth-Salem grad works for Spectrum News 13 in Orlando.  We also preview the upcoming 88.1 the Park Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive and our annual Record Show.  airwaves_no_38

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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