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  1. 88.1 the Park Airs P-CEP Choir Concert Live – Tuesday March 28, 7:00 p.m.

    March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    March 29 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
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    April 5 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chatting with the Chamber – March 27, 2017

Canton Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Paden debuts the chamber’s new show on 88.1 the Park.  His guests include Beth Meade, Managing Director of Donor Relations for the Canton Community Foundation and Carl Zimmerman, Executive Chef and Owner of Every Day Edibles.

Chatting with the Chamber will air live on 88.1 the Park on Monday March 27, at 5:40 p.m.  You can hear future shows on the third Monday of each month.

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P-CEP Choirs Live on 88.1 the Park – March 28, at 7:00 p.m.

88.1 the Park will broadcast the P-CEP Choir’s “A Festival Concert” on Tuesday March 28, at 7:00 p.m.  The concert will feature music that seven of their choirs performed at the MSVMA Choral Concert, along with a performance from their show choir, Encore.  You’ll also hear several choir clubs that meet after school.

“Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools have wonderful music programs,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.   “We’re excited to shine a spotlight on these talented choirs.”

The P-CEP Choirs are under the direction of Jennifer Neumann, Jonathan Lunneberg, Amy Boerma, and Cathy DePentu.

Moments with Merritt – March 2017

One of the things that makes the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools stand out is the incredible number of opportunities in athletics and activities for our students at the high school level.

These programs provide our students with hands on learning opportunities that develop responsible, hard-working, and dedicated students.  They help students learn the value of teamwork and commitment to a cause that is bigger than themselves.

For this edition of Moments with Merrit, Superintendent Monica Merrit, talks with the Assistant Principals of Athletics and Activities at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, Vernon Crump, Brian Samulski and Luke Swanson.

The show will air live on 88.1 the Park on March 14, 21, and 28, at 5:45 p.m.

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88.1 the Park Staff Members Shine at State Awards

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation 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 8, 2017 in Lansing.

P-CEP students received 11 of the 30 awards presented in the high school radio category. The students received five first place awards in the 11 categories.

“Our students continue to amaze us each year. They are consistently among the best in the state and we couldn’t be prouder,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

The MABF received almost 700 High School and College entries in the radio and television competition. The entries came from from over 30 schools.

Plymouth Senior Amanda Barberena also received the WXYZ-TV Broadcasting Scholarship at the conference. She was recognized among current college students for this special honor.

“Amanda is so deserving of this recognition. She is a wonderful leader at our radio station and her impact at 88.1 will be felt for many years. We are lucky to have her on our staff,” said Keith.

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88.1 the Park February Staff Member of the Month – Sam Vertin

Congratulations to Plymouth Sophomore Sam Vertin.  He is 88.1 the Park’s Staff Member of the Month for February 2017.

Sam is an on-air host on 88.1 every Thursday from 2:20 – 4:00 p.m.  He also serves on the station’s music staff and regularly hosts interviews with artists and music critics.

“Sam is very dedicated to the station,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager, “I’ve been especially impressed by his Backstage Pass interviews.  He regularly reaches out to interesting bands and he spotlights their work through his interviews.  I’m excited that we have him on staff for a couple more years because I know he will do great things for the station.”

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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