88.1 the Park Auction – Saturday May 20
88.1 The Park will broadcast the auction and listeners will be able to call in and bid on items donated by local businesses, with new items available every half-hour. There will be 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, the station raised over $17,000 and this year’s goal is $18,000.
Key Sponsor – Don Parrish State Farm
Hour Sponsors – Joe Diglio
Half Hour Sponsors – Marie Tarhanich
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 45 years.
Todd Chatman graduated in 1983 from Plymouth-Salem and is now the Director of Radio Marketing for Food for the Poor. In reflecting about his experience at the station Todd said, “WSDP set the course for my gratifying 30+ year career in broadcasting. The practical, hands-on experience I received gave me an advantage in landing my first paid radio job. Even if your career goals don’t include broadcasting or media, the skills you’ll craft at WSDP will benefit you the rest of your life. And, it’s just a whole lot of fun too!”
Anyone with an idea for the auction can contact the station at 734-416-7732. Businesses that are willing to display an auction flyer can also contact the station. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a half-hour or hour of the auction can also contact the station.
The auction is a great reminder of the impact the station has had in the lives of students. The station’s alums have stepped up to match every half hour of the auction. They also hope to add more alumni matchers in the weeks ahead.
“We want to thank everyone that has supported us over the years. The auction has become such a big part of our fundraising. This is our biggest fundraiser and we couldn’t do it without the generous support of local businesses and our listeners” said Bill Keith, WSDP Station Manager.
The auction can also be heard via the station’s live web feed.