Chatting with the Chamber – May 21, 2019

Canton Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Paden talks with members of the business community in Canton.  His guests today were Gregory Fioritto and Melissa Francis from Zelmanski, Danner and Fioritto, PLLC, and Steve Schwall and Kathleen Mabbott of Rawlinson Photography.

Chatting with the Chamber is produced in cooperation with the Canton Chamber of Commerce.



Chatting With the Chamber May 2019 final mix

Community Financial presents the 88.1 the Park Auction – Saturday May 18, 2019

Title Sponsor – Community Financial
Key Sponsor – Don Parrish State Farm

Hour Sponsor – Dwellings by Rudy & Hall
Half Hour Sponsor – Sumo Japanese Grill, Tomaszycki Family

Auction Bidding Phone Number 734- 582-6854

Auction Items 2019 Dream Board

The Dream Board schedule is listed as 8:00 a.m.

Auction Items 2019 Half Hour Schedule v2

Community Financial will present the 31st annual 88.1 the Park Radio Auction on Saturday, May 18th from 9am to 9pm.  Listeners can bid on items donated by local businesses and make a difference in the lives of students.

The station will have 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, 88.1 raised over $19,000 and this year they have set a goal of $20,000.

Local businesses and residents still have time to support the student radio station by donating items.   Businesses that donate can benefit from the exposure they will receive on 88.1 The Park.  Most importantly, they will be helping a program that has impacted the lives of students and served the Plymouth-Canton community for 47 years.
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Spreading the Airwaves – 88.1 the Park Newsletter Issue 39

The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features and interview with WSDP Alum Eric Eisen.  Eric is a member of WSDP’s founding staff.  He lives in Florida where he manages real estate.  We also preview the upcoming 88.1 the Park Auction and celebrate the success of our current staff.

Staff Member of the Month – March 2019

Congratulations to Plymouth Junior Anna Brandl and Canton Junior Megan Swan.  They were selected as 88.1 the Park’s March 2019 Staff Members of the Month.

Anna is the Promotions Director for 88.1 the Park.  She was recognized for her excellent on air work as a DJ, her organizational work as Promotions Director and for coming in during Spring Break to clean and organize the station.  She will be 88.1 the Park’s Operations Director for the 2019-2020 school year.

Megan has shown incredible improvement in her news writing and on air work.  Her willingness to put in the time and hard work necessary to grow is commendable.  She has also been working behind the scene in our production studio to create imaging sweepers.

“We are so lucky to have Megan and Anna on our staff.  They both set a great example for what it means to be a dedicated staff member.  They make 88.1 the Park great for our staff and listeners,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation High School Station of the Year

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation presented 88.1 the Park with the 2019 High School Station of the Year Award.  The MABF also honored 15 Plymouth-Canton Educational Park students in their annual High School and College Awards Competition.  The MABF presented the awards during the Great Lakes Media Show on Wednesday March 6, 2019 in Lansing.

P-CEP students received 18 of the 29 awards presented in the high school radio category, including nine first place awards in the 10 categories.  88.1 has received the Station of the Year Award eight times since 2001.

“This is an amazing group of students and they stepped up to create some of their best work yet,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

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Moments with Merritt – February 2019

The Park Players Theater Company has been one of the mainstay arts organizations in the Plymouth and Canton for over 48 years.  The company was launched by former English teacher, Gloria Logan.  Superintendent, Monica Merritt, spoke with two of the current students that lead the Park Players.  Madison Wiley and Dalton Barthold are seniors at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.

This episode will air on 88.1 the Park on February 19, 26 and Mark 5 at 5:45 p.m.


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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Helping the community through 88.1 The Park
Our Sponsors from the Plymouth-Canton area:
The Krumm Agency – Meemic Agent
Community Financial Credit Union
Mark Riegal – Real Estate One
Messina Concrete
Quick Pass Car Wash
Blackwell Ford
Westbrook Salon
Healthline Chiropractic Family Clinic and Massage
Alexandra Burgett Memorial Scholarship
Orangetheory Fitness