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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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88.1 the Park Auditions – Applications Due February 1, 2019

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 February 1, 2019.

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 23, at 7:00 p.m. at Salem Room 2106.  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 Tuesday February 5.  Auditions will take place on Tuesday February 12, 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 Winter 2019

WSDP Dr. Andrew Melin Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

88.1 the Park is accepting nominations for the Dr. Andrew Melin WSDP Distinguished Alumni Award.  The award was created in the Spring of 2017 to honor former WSDP Station Manager, Andrew Melin.

The purpose of the award is to recognize WSDP Alums that have used their experience at the station and Plymouth-Canton Educational Park to further the mission of WSDP by achieving success in their chosen career field; investing in the lives of young people; or supporting their local community. It is our hope that the honorees will serve as role models for future students at the station and P-CEP.

Dr. Melin is now the Superintendent of the Greater Clark County Schools in Indiana.  He served as Station Manager of WSDP from 1982 – 1987.

Nominations for the award are due by Thurs. January 31, 2019.  Nominations can be submitted HERE.

The award will be presented in May of 2019 at the station’s annual banquet.

June Kirchgatter, Plymouth Salem ’83, was the first recipient.  She owns the Juniper Group, and helps companies with corporate communications, marketing and employee communications.  She has served on the station’s Advisory Group.

2019 Recipients – Glenn Bar (Plymouth Canton ’82) and Rob Milford (Plymouth ’73)

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.

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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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