WSDP is the student-operated radio station owned by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools in Canton, Michigan. WSDP positions itself as The 88.1 The Park. WSDP is operated out of Salem High School and has been in operation since February 14, 1972. The station’s current manager is Bill Keith (1991-present).
88.1 The Park plays Plymouth and Canton’s Hit Music. Special programs heard on WSDP showcase alternative rock, classic and modern soul, pop, metal, indie rock and other musical genres. The station also serves the Plymouth-Canton area with local news and information and high school sports broadcasts.
The station has been named high school station of the year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, 5 of the last 12 years. 88.1 FM has received similar honors from the Michigan Association of Educational Broadcasters.
The 88.1 broadcast signal effectively reaches a primary target audience of over 100,000 people in Canton, Plymouth and Plymouth Township. The station is on-air 24 hours per day 7 days a week.
Funding for 88.1 FM is provided by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. The station has also developed an extensive fundraising program to supplement the funds provided by the District.