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88.1 the Park Staff Members of the Month July 2017 – Rebekah McBride and Alison Andrews

Congratulations to Rebekah McBride and Alison Andrews.  They are 88.1 the Park’s July Staff Members of the Month.

Rebekah is the station’s News Director.  She has been working hard to provide the station’s staff with additional training on news writing.   She has also represented the station at community events, and hosted a Wednesday afternoon radio show.

“Rebekah has jumped right into her role as News Director with a desire to help everyone get better,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “We’re fortunate to have her in this role because she’s our best writer.  She’s committed to helping 88.1 the Park serve our community.”

Alison Andrews is the host of Woodstock Wednesdays, a new specialty music program airing on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.  She’s worked hard this summer to launch this new program for fans of the Woodstock Music Festival.  She also serves the station as a news reporter, and is part of the station’s music staff.

“Alison has blown us away with how hard she’s working on Woodstock Wednesdays,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “Each show has sounded great.  We’re so proud of Alison for putting in the extra work to become more proficient in our production studio.”

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 Tutors and Quick Pass Carwash.

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 the Park On the Beat with Local Police Officers

88.1 The Park is partnering up with police officers from Plymouth and Canton to answer your law enforcement questions. From now until September 18, we will be accepting questions regarding local ordinances, traffic rules, police duties, and more. We will use your questions for a new program called On the Beat, that will feature interviews with local police officers.

“We are really proud and excited to work with local law enforcement and give residents an opportunity to have their questions answered.” said Saba Mangla, Public Affairs Director for 88.1 The Park. “We thank the departments for their willingness to be a part of this exciting new program.”

If you have a question you would like to submit, email [email protected]

88.1 the Park Auditions – Applications Due Sept. 22, 2017

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 Friday September 22, 2017.

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 26.  Auditions will take place on Tuesday October 3, 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.

Pre-Audition Application Fall 2017

Moments with Merritt – August 2017

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and the Educational Excellence Foundation are partnering with Canton Leisure Services to present the Back t0 School Bash on Saturday August 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Park in Canton.  Plymouth-Canton Superintendent, Monica Merritt, spoke with Gretchen Ward, Executive Director of the Educational Excellence Foundation, and Nick Brandon Director of Communications for the school district, about the plans for the event.

The show will air August 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 5:40 p.m. on 88.1 the Park.

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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.

88.1 the Park Auction – Thanks

Thanks to everyone that helped make the 88.1 the Park Auction one of our best ever.  Through your generous support we were able to raise over $16,300, and we are very grateful.  Thanks to the businesses that donated items, listeners who bid, parents and students that contacted businesses, and our staff for the hard work on the day of the auction.


 

 


This year’s auction sponsors were:

Title Sponsor – Bosch
Key Sponsor – Don Parrish State Farm in Livona
Hour Sponsors – Hagopian Cleaning Services, Joe Diglio
Half Hour Sponsors – Marnie Tarhanich

Thanks also to all of the 88.1 Alums that helped match half hours during the auction.

This year’s auction reminded us that we’re fortunate to be part of such a great community in Canton and Plymouth.

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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Helping the community through 88.1 The Park
Our Sponsors from the Plymouth-Canton area:
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
Century 21 Premier
Blink Eyecare
Messina Concrete
Bella Mia LLC
Don Parrish State Farm
College Nannies and Tutors