Upcoming Events

  1. Community Focus

    February 22 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Community Focus

    March 1 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Community Focus

    March 8 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Community Focus

    March 15 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Community Focus

    March 22 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm


Moments with Merritt – February 2017

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is hosting a Realtors Breakfast to build connections with important ambassadors for the school district.  The breakfast is Thursday February 23, at 8:30 a.m. at the Canton Public Library.  The district will provide resources to help realtors sell homes along with a networking opportunity.  Coldwell Banker Realtor, Gordon McCann, will also share tips and tricks to aid the home selling process.

Superintendent Monica Merritt talks with Taryn Reid, Assistant Director of Marketing for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and Gordon McCann, a local realtor.

The show will air on 88.1 the Park on Tuesday February 7, 14 and 21 at 5:45 p.m.


88.1 the Park Staff Members of the Month – December 2016 and January 2017

Congratulations to Dunni Adegbite and Saba Mangla.  They were 88.1 the Park’s Staff Member of the Month for December.

Dunni is one of our newest students.  She was recognized for hosting her first Community Focus interview with Plymouth Science Teacher, Scott Milam.

“Dunni has been a wonderful addition to our staff,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “She jumped right in for her first interview and asked thoughtful questions.  You could tell she really enjoyed talking with Mr. Milam.”

Saba Mangla is 88.1 the Park’s News Director.  She was honored for her work planning 88.1’s  election coverage, in addition to her dedication to our news department.

“Saba put a lot of work into planning how we would cover the elections.  But she also was willing to serve behind the scenes on election night where she made sure we were on top of tabulating the results.   She also scheduled the first Community Focus critique sessions to help her staff members improve,” said Keith.

Mathieu Mondro is 88.1 the Park’s January Staff Member of the Month.  Besides being on top of all of his responsibilities at the station, Mathieu also has been focused on improving his skills as a DJ and on-air host.

“Each time I listen to Mathieu he sounds better and better.  He is quickly becoming one of our most engaging DJ’s.  We’ve been lucky to have him on our staff for the past four years,” said Keith.

88.1 the Park Record/CD/Music Memorabilia Show – February 18, 2017

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 ninth annual 88.1 Record Show on Saturday February 18, 2017.

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. Station officials expect to build on the success of last year’s show, which was the station’s largest in terms of both vendors and attendees. Much of the success of the show can be tied to the resurgence of interest in vinyl records.

“The record show is my favorite 88.1 event. There’s literally every genre of music waiting to be dug up, and it’s great to be around people who love music,” said former 88.1 The Park Program Director Eliot Bongiovanni.

Admission to the 881 the Park record show during normal show hours is $3. Collectors looking
get an early start to their shopping can purchase admission to the record show’s “Power Hour” between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. for $5. Power Hour admissions include show admission for the rest of the day. Students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools will receive free admission with a student ID.

All of the proceeds will benefit 88.1 The Park, and will help the station to continue serving the community with unique programming and broadcast training for students. The record show is one of the station’s main fundraisers each year.
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High School Basketball Live on 88.1 the Park

basketball-jack-clay-emma88.1 the Park is your home for Canton, Plymouth and Salem High School Basketball.  Listen as we bring you exciting action from the girls and boys teams at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.

88.1 the Park’s Clay Martin will lead our broadcasts with a dedicated team of announcers including Jack Krumm, Mathieu Mondro, Emma Menebroker and Wesley Askew.

The broadcasts are brought to you by College Nannies and Tutors and Quick Pass Carwash of Canton.

Quick Pass Car Wash is located at 6589 North Canton Center Road, between Hanford and Warren. Single wash and monthly membership packages are available, as well as a self serve towel dry area with vacuums and mat cleaning. More information is available on Facebook or at QuickPassCarwash.com.

College Nannies and Tutors provides full, part time and on call nannies and baby sitters for working professionals and busy families. Services can be tailored to your needs. More information is available at collegenannies.com or 734-761-8393.

Upcoming Games on 88.1 the Park

1/13/17  Canton vs. Wayne Memorial girls
1/20/17  Canton vs. Plymouth boys
1/27/17  Salem vs. Novi girls
1/31/17 Salem vs. Northville boys
2/3/17   Plymouth vs. Churchill girls
2/10/17  Plymouth vs. Canton girls
2/17/17   Canton KLAA Crossover boys

Thanks for Giving Canton and Plymouth

pledge-drive-2016-amanda-caitlin-alli-and-juliaThe 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 over $6,200 of the $10,000 goal.  Your generous support will help 88.1 impact the lives of students and serve the Plymouth  and Canton.

“We are truly blessed by the support of this community,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “Each year our listeners and friends give to make great things happen through the station.  We couldn’t have done this without your support and the hard work of our students.”

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:

88.1 the Park
Salem High School
46181 Joy Rd.
Canton MI 48187

88.1 the Park Students Visit Nashville for the Marconi Radio Awards

zain-clay-amanda-nab-backdropFor the third year in-a-row 88.1 the Park was a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award for Non Commercial Station of the Year.  Staff members visited Nashville in September for the NAB Radio Show and Marconi Awards.

Amanda Barberena, Program Director, Clay Martin, Sports Director, and Zain Omair, Music Director, represented the station’s student staff at the conference and awards.  They were able to sit in broadcast training sessions with professionals from throughout the United States.  These sessions provided many opportunities to network with the leading thinkers in the broadcast industry.amanda-with-dr-jennifer-ashton-gma

amanda-zain-clay-in-sessionAmanda, Clay and Zain were able to attend through a scholarship from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation and the Broadcast Education Association.  Additional funds were provided through fundraising by 88.1 the Park.

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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
Canton Music Academy
Steve Rowley - New York Life Agent
Mark Riegal - Real Estate One
Century 21 Premier - Canton
Fox Hills Golf and Country Club
Century 21 Premier
Blink Eyecare
Messina Concrete
Bella Mia LLC
Don Parrish State Farm
College Nannies and Tutors