“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 questions you would like to submit for a future show, email [email protected] by Thursday December 14.
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 nearly $6,500 of their $10,000 goal. 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:
Salem High School
46181 Joy Rd.
Canton MI 48187
88.1 the Park is celebrating 45 years of serving the community. The station signed on the air February 14, 1972. The station hosted an alumni reunion in October and is also presenting Vinyl Recall – An Iconic Album Exhibit Celebrating 45 Years of 88.1 the Park. Superintendent Monica Merritt spoke with Bill Keith, Station Manager, June Kirchgatter, Alum and Vinyl Recall Curator, and Serafine Hinz, Salem Senior and the station’s Operations Manager.
This edition of Moments with Merritt will air Oct.31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, at 5:40 p.m.
Emma is the station’s Sports Director. She was recognized for her hard work bringing organization to the station’s Sports Department. She can be heard hosting daily sportscasts, broadcasting football or hosting the Women’s Sports Report.
“Emma is doing an incredible job as our Sports Director,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager. “I was especially impressed by the hard work she put into our first Women’s Sports Report this fall. She’s done a great job at involving all members of the sports department to create a great show.”
Anna Brandl can be heard as DJ Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 a.m. and Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. She is also a member of the station’s Promotions team and has even volunteered to engineer a couple live sports broadcasts.
“Anna is always willing to do what needs to be done to help the station,” said Keith. “This fall we needed someone to help with our live sports broadcasts and Anna was quick to offer her help as an engineer for football games. She is also becoming a very good on-air announcer.”
The exhibit, sponsored by Pat Milliken Ford in Redford, will be held at PARC-Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex on Church Street in Plymouth, Michigan. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be open October 24 through November 16 from 4-8 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The exhibit will also be open on Saturday, October 28; November 4; and November 11 from 3-5 pm.
“The exhibit is an opportunity to give back to the community that has supported the station for 45 years,” explained Bill Keith, WSDP station manager. “We reached out to station alums to help determine the most iconic 45 albums in the station’s history. These albums represent the music that has influenced the students who worked at the station, and by extension the music that shaped the Plymouth-Canton community,” Keith added.
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 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.