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.
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 is partnering up with police officers from Plymouth and Canton to answer your law enforcement questions. From now until September 18, we will be accepting questions regarding local ordinances, traffic rules, police duties, and more. We will use your questions for a new program called On the Beat, that will feature interviews with local police officers.
“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.”
If you have a question you would like to submit, email [email protected]
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.
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.
88.1 the Park would like to thank everyone who came to Rock the Park, especially the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex for providing a place for the show. We especially appreciate Nick Brandon and In the Band Music Appreciation Studio for helping to plan the event. Your expertise was invaluable. Thanks to Matthew Connors and our sound company for spending the day setting up the equipment and running the live sound. Most importantly we would like to thank the bands for sharing their talents. Without you there would be no show. Finally, thank you so much to everyone who cheered in the crowd and danced to the beat for giving the concert life.
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.
Thanks to everyone that helped make the 88.1 the Park Auction one of our best ever. Through your generous support we were able to raise over $16,300, and we are very grateful. Thanks to the businesses that donated items, listeners who bid, parents and students that contacted businesses, and our staff for the hard work on the day of the auction.
This year’s auction sponsors were:
Title Sponsor – Bosch
Key Sponsor – Don Parrish State Farm in Livona
Hour Sponsors – Hagopian Cleaning Services, Joe Diglio
Half Hour Sponsors – Marnie Tarhanich
Thanks also to all of the 88.1 Alums that helped match half hours during the auction.
This year’s auction reminded us that we’re fortunate to be part of such a great community in Canton and Plymouth.
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
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation honored 11 Plymouth-Canton Educational Park students in their annual High School and College Awards Competition. The MABF presented the awards during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo on Wednesday March 8, 2017 in Lansing.
P-CEP students received 11 of the 30 awards presented in the high school radio category. The students received five first place awards in the 11 categories.
“Our students continue to amaze us each year. They are consistently among the best in the state and we couldn’t be prouder,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.
The MABF received almost 700 High School and College entries in the radio and television competition. The entries came from from over 30 schools.
Plymouth Senior Amanda Barberena also received the WXYZ-TV Broadcasting Scholarship at the conference. She was recognized among current college students for this special honor.
“Amanda is so deserving of this recognition. She is a wonderful leader at our radio station and her impact at 88.1 will be felt for many years. We are lucky to have her on our staff,” said Keith.
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.