Community Focus – November 9, 2022

The 88.1 the Park Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive is an annual fundraiser that gives the station’s listeners an opportunity to support Plymouth and Canton’s Hit Music, local news, high school sports and radio powered by students. 88.1 the Park’s, Sydney Capen, spoke with Assistant Manager, John Kreger, about the fundraiser.

88.1 the Park Election Coverage – 2022

The eyes of the nation will be focused on great lake state voters as they head to the polls for the midterm election.  Michigan voters will elect a Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General, as well as state and national legislators.  And the voters will decide three ballot proposals.  Plymouth-Canton residents will also elect four school board candidates (three for six year seats and one partial two year seat).

Join 88-1 the Park for a live election night special broadcast Tuesday November 8, at 8:00 p.m., as we bring you the local perspective on this important evening.  We’ll have live voter returns on the school board election from the City of Plymouth and Canton and Plymouth Townships. We’ll also bring you coverage of the other local, state and national elections that impact our community.

88.1 the Park Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive – November 7-12, 2022

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 7-12, 2022.

“We love providing our listeners with Plymouth and Canton’s Hit Music,” said Mady Bajorek, 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 (  Look for the DONATE NOW link on the right side of the page.  Donors can choose 88.1 The Park 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.

Donor Levels and Pledge Incentives
$30 – 88.1 the Park Pen, Button and Sticker
$50 – 88.1 the Park Lunch Bag
$75 – 88.1 the Park T-Shirt
$125 – 88.1 the Park Hooded Sweatshirt
$365 – Host Your Own Radio Show
$1,000 – Plaque recognizing your donation outside our studio and all the above donor items.
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88.1 the Park’s Community Focus Spotlights School Board Election

This fall, voters in Canton and Plymouth will elect four members of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Board of Education.  They will elect one person for a partial term and three for a full term.  We will be talking with each of the candidates until the election on November 8th.

Schedule of Interviews

10/5/22 – Nancy Sterniak

10/12/22 – Amanda Krinke and Nathan Morris

10/19/22 – Sheryl Picard and Judy Westra

10/26/22 – Anupam Chugh Sidhu and LaRonda Chastang

11/2/22 – Patti McCoin and Sebastien Ostertag

Moments with Merritt – October 2022

The start of a new school year brings excitement and a commitment to help P-CCS students learn, prepare and thrive.  Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Monica Merritt, invited a couple staff members and a student to talk about the work that goes into a return to school.  Her guests include George Hill, Bird Elementary School Principal, Tara Botosan, Liberty Middle School Math Teacher, and Mady Bajorek, Salem Senior.

The show will air on 88.1 the Park on October 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 5:40 p.m.

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