Upcoming Events

  1. On the Beat – September 25, 2017

    September 25 @ 5:40 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Community Focus

    September 27 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Throwback Thursday

    September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Football – Salem vs. Wayne Memorial

    September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Community Focus

    October 4 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

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On the Beat – September 25, 2017

88.1 The Park is partnering up with police officers from Plymouth and Canton to answer your law enforcement questions.  Listen for the first episode of On the Beat on Monday September 25, at 5:45 p.m.

“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.”

For the first show Mangla spoke with Officer Patty Esselink, from the Canton Public Safety Department, and Officer Tony Angelosanto, from the City of Plymouth Police.

If you have a questions you would like to submit for a future show, [email protected]

Moments with Merritt – September 2017

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools have a new Chief Academic Officer.  Dr. Michael Bender previously served as Director of Secondary Education for P-CCS but he left to take an administrative position with Utica Community Schools.  This past summer he returned to Plymouth-Canton to take on this new challenge.  Superintendent Monica Merritt spoke with Dr. Bender about the new role and the opportunities facing the district.

The interview will air September 19, 26, and October 3 at 5:40 p.m.

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Staff Member of the Month – August 2017

Congratulations to Sam Badger, 88.1 the Park’s August 2017 Staff Member of the Month.

Sam is a Canton Junior and serves as the Promotions Director for 88.1 the Park.  He also is an on-air host, news reporter, and Community Focus Host.

“Sam has jumped right in as Promotions Director and has done a great job making sure that we have a strong  presence in the Plymouth-Canton Community,” said Bill Keith,  Station Manager.  He has a great attention to detail and is focused on giving his best to the station.  We’re lucky to have him on our staff.”

88.1 the Park Euchre Tournament Supports Student Radio

An evening of Playing Euchre, making new friends and supporting the community will be in the cards when 88.1 The Park hosts their 6th Annual Euchre Tournament on Saturday October 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the Plymouth Elks Club.

Players can enjoy an evening of Euchre and support the student radio program that has been impacting students and serving the community for over 45 years.

The Tournament was created by 88.1 Alum Denny Kapp.

“I’ve enjoyed playing in tournaments and decided to share the idea with WSDP’s Alumni Committee. They thought this might be something we could do on an annual basis and we’re excited to bring it back for a sixth year,” said Kapp, a Westland resident.

The tournament costs $20 per player, if they register before October 3, and $25 at the door. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10% of the field. Players will enjoy pizza, snacks and a cash bar.

“The tournament has grown every year and it helps a really great program. 88.1 gave me a head start into a career working in sports media. I learned how to cover a team through my broadcasts of Canton and Salem games. I’m glad to be able to still help the station,” said Kapp.

You can sign up by emailing [email protected] or by calling 248-WSDPEUCHRE (973-7382).
WSDP is owned and operated by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. The station is staffed by students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools.

88.1 the Park Announces Football Broadcast Schedule

88.1 the Park is gearing up for a fall season of high school football.  You can enjoy play-by-play coverage of the Canton Chiefs, Plymouth Wildcats and Salem Rocks.

The season will open on Saturday August 26, at 1:00 p.m. with Canton Football live from the Big House as the Chiefs take on Mona Shores.

The broadcasts are brought to you through the support of Advantage Marketing Solutions, College TutorsQuick Pass Carwash and the Merrifield Family Trust.

Football Schedule Fall 2017
August 26 – Canton vs. Mona Shores (live from Michigan Stadium)
September 1 – Canton vs. Plymouth
September 8 – Salem vs. Brighton
September 15 – Salem vs. Canton
September 22 – Canton vs. Novi
September 29 – Salem vs. Wayne Memorial
October 6 – Plymouth vs. Livonia Franklin
October 7 – Salem vs. Novi
October 13 – Canton vs. Brighton

88.1 the Park Auditions – Applications Due Sept. 22, 2017

Students at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park can join the staff of one of the best high school radio stations.  88.1 The Park is accepting applications for new staff members and they are due on Friday September 22, 2017.

Students will have an opportunity to work in all areas of the station’s operation including as a DJ, Sports Announcer, Promotions Assistant, News Anchor and Production Assistant.  They will gain experience that will prepare them for careers in media and will develop business skills that will stick with them for a lifetime.

Applications are available at the Canton, Plymouth and Salem High School General Offices, and at the station’s office at Salem.  They are also available at our website.

A list of students that receive auditions will be posted at the station on Tuesday September 26.  Auditions will take place on Tuesday October 3, at 2:30 p.m. at the station’s office at Salem (room 2110).

Students auditioning will be given a packet to prepare a newscast. They will read the newscast at the audition and will be involved in a short job interview.

Pre-Audition Application Fall 2017

Moments with Merritt – August 2017

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and the Educational Excellence Foundation are partnering with Canton Leisure Services to present the Back t0 School Bash on Saturday August 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Park in Canton.  Plymouth-Canton Superintendent, Monica Merritt, spoke with Gretchen Ward, Executive Director of the Educational Excellence Foundation, and Nick Brandon Director of Communications for the school district, about the plans for the event.

The show will air August 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 5:40 p.m. on 88.1 the Park.

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88.1 Alums to Celebrate 45 Years of Serving Canton and Plymouth

WSDP (88.1 the Park) will host an alumni reunion on Saturday October 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Schoolcraft College’s Vista Tech Center.  The reunion will celebrate the station’s 45 years of making a difference in the lives of students and serving the community.

The evening will include dinner, a special program honoring the station, and a chance to reconnect with friends.

Reservations can be made at the station’s Eventbrite page.

Spreading the Airwaves – 88.1 the Park Newsletter Issue 35

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 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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