88.1 the Park Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive – Support Student Radio Nov. 9-14, 2020
88.1 The Park listeners, alumni and friends will have a chance to show their support for student radio that is focused on Plymouth and Canton during the 88.1 the Park Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive from November 9-14, 2020.
“We love providing our listeners with Plymouth and Canton’s Hit Music,” said Ashley Temple, Program Director. “But the station offers so much more by providing local news, high school sports, broadcasts from local events, and announcements about local non-profits. We are proud to be Plymouth and Canton’s radio station.”
The station is committed to providing radio powered by students. 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, 1982 Plymouth Canton graduate and Anchor for WCJB TV in Gainesville Florida.
During the six-day pledge drive listeners will be encouraged to make a pledge of financial support for 88.1 The Park. In addition to pledges, credit card donations can be made through 88.1’s website (www.881ThePark.com). Look for the DONATE NOW link on the right side of the page. Donors can choose WSDP when they are asked to select a fund. Friends of the station can also donate using the station’s mobil app, which is available for iPhones and Androids.
One of the highlights of the Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive is the special guests that stop by the station to work with the student staff. This year those guests are recording their pledge messages in advance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The station is thankful for the many community supporters, alums and teachers that support the pledge drive each year by serving as a guest.
“We’re asking people to invest in 88.1 but in reality their gifts directly touch the community through programming focused on Plymouth and Canton and the impact on student’s lives,” said Alyssa Andrews, Operations Manager.
The station’s success at serving the community has been noticed. For the third year in-a-row the station was the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation High School Station of the Year. The student staff received 16 of the 30 individual awards presented.
88.1The Park is owned and operated by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. The station has been on the air since February 14, 1972 with a mission to use local radio to invest in the lives of young people and serve the Plymouth-Canton Community.