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88.1 the Park Auction – Saturday May 14

Auction 2015 Scott Decker with Amanda Barberena and Allen MaxsonYou can support 88.1 The Park by bidding on a Grand Hotel Golf Outing and many more items during the 28th annual Radio Auction on Saturday, May 14th from 9am to 9pm.  The auction is presented by Robert Bosch LLC, Diesel Division.

88.1 The Park will broadcast the auction and listeners will be able to call in and bid on items donated by local businesses, with new items available every half-hour. There will be great items to bid on, including autographed memorabilia, restaurant gift cards, and services from local businesses.  A Dream Board with more unique items will be available for bidding all day.

Last year, the station raised nearly $13,000 and this year’s goal is $15,000.

Sponsors
Title Sponsor – Robert Bosch LLCBosch Logo
Key Sponsor – Title Solutions Agency
Hour Sponsors – Little Caesars Pizza (Canton Center in Canton, and Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth and Livonia.
Half Hour Sponsors – Cavalier Family Dental

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88.1 Supports the Sunshine’s Skills and Drills Football Clinic

88.1 the Park is proud to support the Sunshine’s Skills and Drills Football Clinic and the Plymouth Football team in this year’s football clinic for kids with special needs.

The clinic will take place on Friday July 29, from 6 to 8 pm at Plymouth High School. As you can imagine, putting on a clinic like this comes with costs and they’re looking for sponsors to help with the expenses. You or your business can join with 88-1 in sponsoring this year’s Sunshine’s Skills and Drills Football Clinic. The best part is that you’ll know that you’ve made a difference for kids in our community.

More information is here.

88.1 the Park is a Community Financial Thumbs Up for Charity Finalist

cf_mascot_rev2We know you enjoy listening to 88.1 the Park.  Here’s a quick, easy and free way to support the station.  We’re excited to announce that 88.1 is a finalist in the Community Financial “Thumbs Up for Charity Program.

Thanks to Community Financial for selecting 88.1 among such a wonderful group of non profits. The organization that receives the most votes will receive $10,000.  Please take a moment each day, between now and April 29, and vote for 88.1 The Park . You may vote once per day per email account.  You can vote here.

Moments with Merritt – April 2016

Moments with Merritt Patrick KehoePlymouth-Canton Community Schools Interim Superintendent, Monica Merritt, speaks with Board Treasurer, Patrick Kehoe.  Patrick is the newest member of the board as well as a Plymouth-Canton graduate.  They talked about service on the board of education and the budget process.

The latest edition of Moments with Merritt will air on Tuesday April 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5:40 p.m.

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African American Student Association Spring Break Bus Trip

AAA HBCU Trip Group Shot88.1 the Park is pleased to support the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park African American Student Association Spring Break Bus Trip to Historically Black Colleges and University.   The station helped sponsor the trip by providing scholarship money for students attending the trip.  The students will also be visiting historic civil rights sites.

Listen to 88.1 the Park this week for updates from the students.  You can also listen to the reports at the links below.

Day One Report

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Michigan Philharmonic 70th Anniversary Concert Live on 88.1 the Park

Michigan Philharmonic FlyerLightsCCPoster(PARK)-page-001The Michigan Philharmonic will celebrate their 70th Anniversary with a special concert called “Lights, Camera, Concert.”   The concert will celebrate movie music from Back to the Future,  Vertigo, West Side Story and Schindler’s List.  The concert is Saturday April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Salem High School Auditorium.

88.1 the Park is pleased to partner with the Michigan Philharmonic on a live broadcast of the concert.  “The Michigan Philharmonic is a wonderful part of the Plymouth Canton Community and were excited to offer this special concert broadcast to our listeners,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

Caitlin Flora is 88.1 The Park’s February 2016 Staff Member of the Month

Caitlin Kaley and Michael in session88.1 is pleased to honor Caitlin Flora, Salem Senior, as the Staff Member of the Month for February.

Caitlin has been a member of the staff since her Freshman year.  She has served as the station’s Music Director.  This year she is Program Director, the top student leadership position at the station.  She also co-hosts All the Small Things on Monday nights with Kaley Ross.  Her work with the station has been honored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation.

“I can’t believe that Caitlin’s four year’s with the station is almost over,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “She’s become a very talented leader at the station and we appreciate her hard work and dedication.  She has big shoes for our next Program Director to fill.”

88.1 The Park Celebrates Selection as NAB Marconi Finalist

Group Shot at Marconi Awards
It’s not often that a high school radio station has an opportunity to be talked about among the biggest and best professional radio stations and personalities. 88.1 The Park, the student radio station for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, had that opportunity twice during the past two years. We’ve been a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award for Non Commercial Station of the Year.

Caitlin Kaley and Michael in sessionA group from our staff were in Atlanta on October 1 and 2 for the NAB Radio Show and Marconi Radio Awards.  Three of our students, Caitlin Flora, Michael Adzima and Kaley Ross, received scholarships to attend the conference.  They were selected through the NAB’s Student Scholar Program, an honor normally only available to College students.  They were able to sit in on programming sessions led by the leading thinkers and creative minds in broadcasting.

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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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Our Sponsors

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
The Wilcox Foundation
Canton Music Academy
Steve Rowley - New York Life Agent
Mark Riegal - Real Estate One
The Wellness Center of Plymouth
Century 21 Premier - Canton
Fox Hills Golf and Country Club