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88.1 The Park Euchre Classic Benefits Student Radio

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An evening of playing euchre, making new friends and supporting the community is in store when 88.1 The Park hosts their 4th Annual Euchre Tournament on Saturday October 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the Plymouth Elks Club.

Players can enjoy a great evening of Euchre and support the student radio program that has been impacting students and serving the community for over 43 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 forth year,” said Kapp, a Westland resident.

The tournament costs $20 per player, if they register before September 28, 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.

“We hope to have an even bigger turnout this year because 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 wsdpeuchre@gmail.com or by calling 248-WSDPEUCHRE (973-7382).

Salem Rocks Football live on 88.1 The Park

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88.1 The Park will have live Salem Football on Thursday September 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rocks take on Walled Lake Western live from Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.

The Rocks are coming into the game after a big first week 22 to 12 win over Belleville .  Deston Langford led the Rock’s running attack with 233 yards on 36 carries.  Walled Lake Western also enter the game 1-0 after 42 to 40 win over Lowell.

Alex Aresco and Clay Martin will bring you all the action live on 88.1 The Park.  The Countdown to Kickoff Pre-Game show will start at 6:40 p.m. and will feature interviews with coaches, a preview of the game and a look around the KLAA.

88.1 The Park Auditions – Applications Due September 25

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88.1 The Park is accepting applications for new staff members now.  Applications are due on Friday September 25, 2015.  The staff positions are open to students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools.

88.1 The Park is one of the state’s top high school radio stations.  Staff members 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.

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 29.  Auditions will take place on Tuesday October 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the station’s office at Salem.

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. A list of students chosen for staff will be posted on Wednesday February 18.

The station will host an informational meeting for interested students and their parents on Tuesday September 15. They will be able to learn more about the station, the audition process, and staff expectations.

Pre-Audition Application Fall 2015

88.1 The Park Phone Apps Available Now

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.

Staff Member of the Month – May 2015

Yazan and Serafine_0Congratulations to Yazan Abdolkarim and Serafine Hinz. Yazan and Serafine are the 88.1 The Park May 2015 Staff Members of the Month.

Yazan is one of the newest members of 88.1 The Park’s Staff. He was recognized for her hard work on our news and sports departments.

“Yazan has been a great addition to our sports department. We appreciate his willingness to serve as a commentator for our live broadcasts. He has also been willing to help other staff members by filling in as a sub. We’re glad he is part of the staff.” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

Serafine joined the 88.1 staff in the fall of 2014. She was honored for serving at several station promotional events and for her growing talent as a news writer.

“News writing is always challenging and Serafine has proven to be a talented writer. We also appreciate her willingness to represent the station at events in the community. She is always willing to do things to make the station a better place,” said Keith.

Canton Newcomers and Neighbors Supports 88.1 The Park

The Canton Newcomers & Neighbors organization recently donated $500 to 88.1 The Park to help develop a new student leadership training program.

Canton Newcomers and Neighbors with Caitlin and Annie 2“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.

Spreading the Airwaves

88.1 The Park Newsletter – Issue 31

Here is the latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter.  This edition features a profile of WSDP Alum, Derek Becker (Plymouth-Salem Class of 93).  You can also learn about our staff members success in the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation High School and College Awards.  There is also a copy of our program schedule and information on our upcoming 88.1 Radio Auction.

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