88.1 the Park will hand over control of the airwaves to the station’s alumni on Saturday April 21, for Alumni On-Air Day. Listen from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. as former staff members share some of their favorites, along with music the station played over the past four decades.
Staff members from all eras of the station’s history will stop by to share music and memories.
8:00 a.m. Bill Keith – Class of 1985
9:00 a.m. Eliot Bongiovanni – Class of 2014
10:00 a.m. Jessica Shamberger – Class of 2002
11:00 a.m. Carolyn Striho
12:00 p.m. Brad Eichkorn – Class of 2002
1:00 p.m. Larkin Pence – Class of 1974
2:00 p.m. Jennie Rokakis – Class of 2009
3:00 p.m. Chris Jagalla and Scott Decker – Class of 2003 and 2006
4:00 p.m. John Tantalo and Mary Radcliffe – Class of 2003
5:00 p.m. Mike Theodore – Class of 1994
6:00 p.m. Will Kuchera – Class of 1997
On the Beat spotlights the work of local police departments and officers. We decided to focus this show on the award winning School Resource Officers at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park. 88.1 the Park’s Public Affairs Director, Saba Mangla spoke with Officer Melissa Andes, Officer Andrew Colthurst, and Officer Ed Jagst. They talked about their work on the P-CEP campus, school safety issues, and their camaraderie.
Saba serves the station as Public Affairs Director. You can also hear her on the air on Monday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. This year she created a new program, On the Beat, that gives the station’s listeners a chance to ask questions of local law enforcement officers.
“We are so lucky to have Saba on our staff. She has done an amazing job as Public Affairs and News Director. But she also goes out of her way to encourage other staff members and her presence makes 88.1 a great place to work,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.
Aimee is on the air Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. She also serves on the station’s music staff and has created some of the station’s best Backstage Pass programs.
“Aimee has worked so hard on her show and it shows. She gets better each week and is creating a wonderful show to listen to. She is also a very talented news writer and she sets a great example for all of our staff members,” said Keith.
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 SJ5K is a charity run/walk that raises funds for families in the Plymouth-Canton Community that are facing a medical crisis. The race was started in 2011 to raise funds for Plymouth-Canton Educational Park student Jesse Lindlbauer. Jesse had suffered a near-fatal aneurysm. 1800 people participated in the first run and raised over $45,000 for the family. Since then the race has raised over $360,000 for 26 families. Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Superintendent, Monica Merritt, spoke with Salem Senior Katherine Parker, Head of Family Outreach, and Canton Senior Arianna Mattioli, Head of Promotions, about the race and opportunities for people to be involved.
The show will air on Tuesday April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1, at 5:45 p.m.
Spring is here and 88.1 the Park’s Sports Staff is getting ready to bring you P-CEP Baseball and Softball broadcasts for Canton, Plymouth and Salem High School teams.
88.1 the Park’s broadcast team is led by Sports Director Emma Menebroker.
The game broadcasts are brought you by Quick Pass Carwash and College Tutors.
April 11 – Salem vs. Livonia Churchill Softball – 4:00 p.m.
April 18 – Salem vs. Canton Softball – 4:00 p.m.
April 23 – Salem vs. Livonia Churchill Baseball – 4:30 p.m.
April 26 – Salem vs Plymouth Softball – 4:00 p.m.
April 30 – Canton vs. Howell Softball – 4:00 p.m.
May 3 – Plymouth vs. Walled Lake Northern Softball – 4:00 p.m.
May 9 – Plymouth vs. Canton Baseball – 4:00 p.m.
May 16 – Canton vs. Livonia Franklin Baseball – 4:00 p.m.
May 22 – Plymouth Baseball – 4:30 p.m.
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.
You can bid on great items donated by local businesses and make a difference in the lives of students through your support of the 30th annual 88.1 the Park Radio Auction on Saturday, May 19th from 9am to 9pm.
The station will have great items to bid on, including autographed memorabilia, restaurant gift cards, and services from local businesses. A Dream Board with more unique items will be available for bidding all day.Last year, 88.1 raised over $16,000 and this year they have set a goal of $18,500.
Local businesses and residents still have time to support the student radio station by donating items. Businesses that donate can benefit from the exposure they will receive on 88.1 The Park. Most importantly, they will be helping a program that has impacted the lives of students and served the Plymouth-Canton community for 46 years.
88.1 the Park is celebrating it’s 46th birthday today. WSDP signed on the air February 14, 1972 at Noon with a mission to provide broadcast training for students and to serve the Plymouth-Canton Community. 88.1 the Park’s Public Affairs Director, Saba Mangla, spoke with WSDP Alum Rob Milford and Station Manager Bill Keith. Rob was part of the class that signed the station on the air and he graduated in 1973. Since leaving the campus he has enjoyed a 44+ year career in radio.
The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools will host a Realtor Breakfast on February 28, at Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex. The breakfast will give local realtors a chance to learn more about the district, hear from a realtor and network with district leadership. Superintendent Monica Merritt spoke with Carly Girolamo, Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotion for P-CCS and Jerry Weaver, a realtor with 3DX Real Estate.
The show will air on February 6, 13, 20 and 27 following Newsfile at 5:30 p.m.
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.