Dr. Michael Meissen spotlights the opening of Liberty Middle School on this edition of Conversations with Mike. His guest include James Hunter, Principal of Liberty, Samantha Ryan, a math teacher at Liberty, Anthony Ruela, Regional Director for the district, and Natalie Shaw, an 8th grade student at Liberty.
You can donate any amount and there are numerous pledge levels with special incentives:
$25 – 88.1 The Park Draw String Back Packs
$40 – 88.1 The Park 8 gig Flash Drive
$60 – 88.1 The Park “I Am 88.1” T-Shirt – Purple Shirt with the above logo
$100 – 88.1 The Park “I An 88.1” Hooded Sweat Shirt – Purple Sweatshirt with the above logo
$365 – Host your own radio show and pick the music for a couple hours
The level that gets you all the pledge items:
$1,000 – 88.1 The Park Platinum Sponsor – A special plaque recognizing your donation at our studio plus all the previous pledge items
Gifts can be mailed to
88.1 The Park
Salem High School
46181 Joy Rd.
Canton MI 48187
You can also donate at our website. Look for the Donate Now button.
88.1 The Park, will host the Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive November 9-14, to provide listeners, alumni and friends of the station the chance to show their support for student radio that is focused on Plymouth and Canton.
The station is committed to providing radio powered by students. In addition to serving the community, 88.1 The Park is focused on investing in the lives of young people through broadcast and business training, providing students with a place to connect on a large campus, and by giving students a chance to serve their community.
“If it is preparing somebody for a life’s work, they’re doing it at WSDP, and I’m a living example of it. Scores of people graduated from WSDP and used that as a launching pad for life,” said Dave Snyder, 1983 Plymouth Canton graduate and Anchor for WCJB TV in Gainesville Florida.
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.
We love getting out in the community for a chance to hear from friends that love listening to 88.1 The Park. Some mention that they love the mix of Plymouth and Canton’s Hit Music. Others mention that they enjoy hearing football and live high school sports broadcasts. You might appreciate the news about the great things happening in Canton and Plymouth.
Whatever reason you listen, we want to hear your 88.1 The Park Story. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be sharing many of the stories during the next couple weeks, and especially November 9-14 during the Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive.
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.
Canton Senior, Alex Aresco, is 88.1 The Park’s September 2015 Staff Member of the Month. Alex was recognized for his dedication and hard work for the station.
“Alex has done an amazing job for our Sports Department. He is one of our top Play-by-Play announcers, and always gives his best for the broadcasts. He also took on extra work for our Community Focus broadcasts this past summer. Most of all, we appreciate that he seeks out input on how he can improve as an announcer. We’re lucky to have him on the 88.1 staff,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.
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.
The Canton Newcomers & Neighbors organization recently donated $500 to 88.1 The Park to help develop a new student leadership training program.
“Our organization voted to fund leadership development and child special needs programs this year,” said Betty Nolan, Vice President and Director of Community Relations, “88.1 The Park has been doing an outstanding job of cultivating future leaders in broadcasting,” she concluded.
Bill Keith, Station Manager credits, “an Alumni Committee that is currently creating the new leadership development program that will also contain a mentoring component.”
88.1 The Park thanks the Canton Newcomers & Neighbors for their generous support of the station and students.
About the Canton Newcomers & Neighbors Club:
Established in 1971, the Canton Newcomers & Neighbors is the largest women’s social group in Canton Township. As a non-profit organization managed completely by volunteers, membership includes renters, homeowners and expatriates on temporary work assignment. Members do not need to be new to Canton or even live in Canton. The club is open to all women and their families regardless of how long they have lived in the Canton area including women who live in any of the surrounding cities and townships.