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)

Public Service Announcement OK2SAY
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)

Moments with Merritt – November/December 2022

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park is home to three great high schools and many award winning extra-curricular programs. Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Monica L. Merritt spoke with two of the Park’s Principals, Kim Villarosa (Salem) and David Reed-Nordwall (Canton) about changes with the attendance policy, Advisory periods, resources available to students and much more.

The program will air Tuesday November 29, December 6, 13, and 20 at 5:40 p.m.

Moments with Merritt-Park-Principals-November 2022 final mixdown

88.1 The Park Phone Apps Available Now

Apps88.1 the Park is excited to announce the release of the station’s new iPhone and Android Phone Apps.  The phone apps are available at the iTunes and Google Play stores.  You can search for 88.1 The Park.

“We’ve been working on this release for over a year so it is exciting to release the apps for our listeners in Plymouth and Canton, and throughout the world.  We wanted to make it easier for our listeners to access the station and our digital content,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.

The apps were created through a partnership with jācapps, a mobile apps development company in Southfield.  They are one of the leading app development companies for radio stations.

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Our Sponsors from the Plymouth-Canton area:
Advanced Orthodontics – Canton
Neehee’s Indian Vegetarian Street Food – Canton
JDog Junk Removal and Hauling
Plymouth Rotary
Community Financial Credit Union
Michigan Army National Guard
7-Eleven – Canton
Choice Insurance Agency – Westland