Moments with Merritt will spotlight the great things happening in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. 88.1 The Park Station Manager Bill Keith talked with Interim Superintendent, Monica Merritt about her new role with the district. Ms. Merritt is also the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Labor Relations. They talked about many things including her background in education, contract negotiations with teachers and other employee groups, state funding for education, and the achievement gap.
The interview will air on Tuesday Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, and 9 at 5:45 p.m.
Collectors will find thousands of vinyl records, CD’s, import only releases, t-shirts, posters, and other collectibles. The show will also feature special giveaways and door prizes. Last year’s show was the station’s largest with over 300 people attending. 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 Elena Bongiovanni, 88.1 The Park Alum.
Admission is $3. Collectors can get 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. 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.
Interested dealers can contact 88.1 The Park’s Station Manager, Bill Keith, at 734-416-7732 or by email at email@example.com. Eight foot tables can be reserved for $30 each.
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 $8,000 of their $8,810 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
The latest issue of the 88.1 The Park Newsletter features an interview with Becky Lobenherz (Salem Class of 2002). We also spotlight the station’s success at the Marconi Radio Awards and feature news about the station’s upcoming pledge drive and record show.
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.
A 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.
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.