Community Financial Credit Union presents The 88.1 the Park Auction – Saturday May 20

Community Financial Credit Union will present the 88.1 the Park Auction on Saturday May 20, from 9am to 9pm.  Every half-hour you can bid on great items donated by local businesses including restaurant gift cards, sports memorabilia, golf outings and much more.

We’ll also have a Dream Board of special items available for bidding all day long.

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 51 years.

Help us make a difference in the Plymouth-Canton Community through your bids.  Mark your calendar for Saturday May 20, and make plans to listen and bid during the 88-1 The Park Auction.

This year’s auction is brought to you by Community Financial Credit Union.

88.1 the Park is the 2023 MAB High School Station of the Year

88.1 the Park was named the 2023 MAB High School Station of the Year during a luncheon at the Great Lakes Media Show on Wednesday March 15, in Lansing. This is the sixth year in-a-row that the station has received the award. WSDP has been recognized as the High School Station of the Year 12 times since 2001.

The student staff also received 16 of the 29 individual awards in the high school audio competition. This included sweeping the On Air Personality of Team and Sports Play-by-Play categories. The students received seven First Place awards.

Student Awards include

Current Event Story
First Place – Anuya Shetty (Canton Junior)
Second Place – Emma Johnston (Plymouth 2022 graduate)

Daily Newscast/News Feature
First Place – Anuya Shetty (Canton Junior), Avneet Pandher (Salem Junior) and Leo Popp (Salem Sophomore)

On Air Personality or Team
First Place – Anuya Shetty (Canton Junior) and Avneet Pandher (Salem Junior)
Second Place – Emma Johnston (Plymouth 2022 graduate)
Honorable Mention – Ariel Ooms (Plymouth Senior)

Promotional Announcement
Second Place – Daniel Schoenherr (Salem 2022 graduate) and Emma Johnson (Plymouth 2022 graduate)
Honorable Mention – Ariel Ooms (Plymouth Senior)

Public Service Announcement
First Place – Simon Oszust (Plymouth Senior) and Nadia Halim (Plymouth Junior)
Second Place – Simon Oszust (Plymouth Senior)

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First Place – Nadia Halim (Plymouth Junior), Nathaniel Behrens (Plymouth Sophomore) and Akshayapriya Saravanan (Plymouth Junior)

Sports Public Service Announcement
Second Place – Simon Oszust (Plymouth Senior), Mady Bajorek (Salem Senior) and Ariel Ooms (Plymouth Senior)

Sports Announcing Team
First Place – Andy McLaren (Plymouth Junior) and Leo Popp (Salem Sophomore)
Second Place – Andy McLaren (Plymouth Junior) and Brody Klein (Plymouth Junior)
Honorable Mention – Ben Vertin (Plymouth 2022 graduate) and Andy McLaren (Plymouth Junior)

Use of Social Media
First Place – Mady Bajorek (Salem Senior), Alia Mulbagal (Salem Junior) and Simon Oszust (Plymouth Senior)

88.1 the Park Auditions

Deadline Extended to Monday February 6, 2023.

You can join the staff of one of the best high school radio stations.  88.1 The Park is accepting applications for new staff members and they are due on Monday February 6, 2023.

Students 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.  They will gain experience that will prepare them for careers in media, as well as other fields. Staff members will develop business skills that will stick with them for a lifetime.

The station will host an introductory meeting for students planning to audition on Tuesday January 31, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  The meeting will provide an overview of the audition process and expectations for new staff members.
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88.1 the Park Record, CD and Music Memorabilia Show – February 11, 2023

Thousands of vinyl records, CD’s, import only releases, t-shirts, posters, and other collectibles will be on display with the return of the 14th annual 88.1 Record Show on Saturday February 11, 2023.

The show will run from 10am to 4pm at the Salem High School Cafeteria, and proceeds will benefit the nationally-recognized student radio station operated by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

The show will feature special giveaways and door prizes in addition to a wide variety of vendors. 88.1 the Park expects to build on the success last year’s show, which had a record attendance of over 450 people. Much of the success of the show can be tied to the resurgence of interest in vinyl records.

“We strive to make the record show an experience for music fans of all ages to enjoy. No matter how long you’ve been collecting vinyl, you can support your local radio station while finding the perfect item to add to your collection.” said Mady Bajorek, Program Director for 88.1 the Park.
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