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 Tuesday January 281, 2020.
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.
The station will host an introductory meeting for students planning to audition on Wednesday January 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Salem Room 2112. Parents are encouraged to attend. The meeting will provide an overview of the audition process and expectations for new staff members.
A list of students that receive auditions will be posted at the station on Friday January 31. Auditions will take place on Thursday February 6, at 2:30 p.m. at the station’s office at Salem (room 2110).
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.
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 12th annual 88.1 Record Show on Saturday February 22, 2020.
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. 88.1 the Park expects to build on the success of last year’s show, which had over 400 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 Alivia Wiacek, Program Director for 88.1 the Park.
The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features and interview with WSDP Alum John Dobel. John is a member of WSDP’s founding staff. We also preview the upcoming 88.1 the Park Record Show, a fundraiser that brings over 400 collectors to the Salem High School Cafeteria.
The 88.1 The Park Staff would like to thank listeners, friends and alums of the station for their support during the 88.1 Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive. The pledge drive is one of the station’s main fundraisers each year.
This year the station raised over $11,800. The money will help the station impact the lives of students and serve the Plymouth Canton Community.
“We are truly blessed by the support of this community,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager. “We couldn’t have done this without the support of our amazing listeners and the hard work of our student staff members.”
You can still donate at the Donate Now link on our website or by sending a check payable to Canton Community Foundation (with 88.1 The Park in the memo line) to:
88.1 the Park
Salem High School
46181 Joy Rd.
Canton MI 48187
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.