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.


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

Staff Members of the Month – September 2018

Congratulations to Maddie Turrill and Jack Withers.  They are 88.1 the Park’s Staff Members of the Month for September.

Maddie is a Canton Junior.  Her hard work at 88.1 the Park is paying off with improvements in the quality of her on-air show and news writing.  88.1 the Park’s Assistant Manager, John Kreger, commended her when he said, “She always wants to learn.”  In addition to her work at the station she also serves as an intern for In the Band Music Appreciation Studio at Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex.

Jack Withers is a Plymouth Senior and is one of the station’s best news writers.  Jack is also on the air as a DJ on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is a very gifted announcer.  88.1 the Park Assistant Manager, John Kreger, said, “The kid is getting sneaky good at writing.”

“We are lucky to have Maddie and Jack on our staff.  They always work hard to make the station better,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

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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