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2021-22 Program Director and Operations Manager

Congratulations to Plymouth Junior, Emma Johnson, and Salem Junior, Evie Cadotte.  Emma and Evie were chosen to fill the positions of Program Director and Operations Manager for the 2020-2021 school year.

Emma has been a great leader as 88.1 the Park’s News Director.  Her work coordinating the station’s SJ5K programming has been an important part of the coverage this year.  88.1 the Park Station Manager, Bill Keith, said “We’re impressed by Emma’s  commitment to the station and staff, and her dedication to making 88.1 better.  Her leadership among our Directors will help each of them be more successful next year.”

Evie has done a great job as 88.1’s  Co-Sports Director, as evidenced by her award winning work on Women’s Sports Report.  Her leadership led the station to broadcast Volleyball for the first time in many years.  Keith said, “Evie saw an opportunity to enhance our live sports broadcasts through the addition of volleyball to the schedule, and her knowledge of the game made our broadcasts stand out.  She’s worked tirelessly to make sure P-CEP’s women’s sports teams were spotlighted on the station.”

Evie and Emma will fill positions currently held by Program Director Ashley Temple and Operations Manager Alyssa Andrews.

 

88.1 the Park Virtual Trivia Night – April 30, at 8:00 p.m.

88.1 The Park is holding a  “Virtual” Live Trivia Contest, in partnership with Sporcle Live, on April 30, at 8:00 p.m..   Test your musical knowledge during this professionally hosted interactive trivia night.

Are you a friend of the station?  Current or former member of staff?  Someone with a wealth of random music knowledge?  Join us on April 30th for a fun evening of interactive trivia in support of 88.1 The Park.

Tickets are $20 per player and there will be prizes for the top teams.  All proceeds benefit 88.1 the Park.  To register use the DONATE NOW link at the 88.1 the Park website.  Make sure to put “88.1 the Park Trivia Night” in the comments.  Also. select 88.1 the Park on the Select a Fund drop down.

Tips and FAQs

  • The event will be hosted via Zoom.  Please make sure your device has the latest Zoom desktop or mobile app installed ahead of time
  • Trivia starts at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.  Please join at least 30 minutes ahead of time to ensure time to set up the teams and go through the rules
  • This will be a TEAM trivia event.  You can form teams ahead of time – no more than 4 players to a team.  Teams are encouraged to determine their team name prior to the event.
  • If you are a lone wolf, don’t worry!  We will also have the option to form teams in the prep time before 8pm Eastern.
  • Questions – Email [email protected]

88.1 the Park is Proud to Sponsor the 2021 SJ5K

The Plymouth-Canton Community is reminded that We Can Go the Distance as the 11th annual S-J-5K kicks off on Sunday May 2, with another virtual run that will make a difference in the lives of five Plymouth-Canton families.  88.1 the Park is the title sponsor for the 2021 run.

The S-J-5K is more than a charity fundraiser.  This event builds community by bringing the Plymouth-Canton Community together.

By participating you can help five Plymouth Canton families and bring them hope, support and much needed funds as they face incredible challenges.

The SJ5K was started in 2011 to raise funds for Jessie Lindlbauer and his family.  Since then the run and walk has raised over 600-thousan dollars for 45 families in our community.

You can extend the reach of this community event and help these families out by participating in the virtual SJ5K, donating funds, or sponsoring the race.  Pledge to run, walk, or bike the Virtual SJ5K anytime and anywhere between Sunday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 9th. You can join us on Sunday, May 2nd at 8:00 a.m. for the kick off ceremony airing on 88-1 the Park

Registration forms and more information is at SJ5K.org.  The S-J-5K – join us and always remember – We Can Go the Distance.

Community Financial Presents the 88.1 the Park Auction – Saturday May 15, 2021

Community Financial will present the 32nd annual 88.1 the Park Radio Auction on Saturday, May 15th from 9am to 9pm.  Listeners can bid on items donated by local businesses and make a difference in the lives of students.

The station will have great items to bid on, including autographed memorabilia, restaurant gift cards, and services from local businesses.  A Dream Board with more unique items will be available for bidding all day.

Last year’s auction was postponed due to the pandemic.  The station has set an ambitious goal of raising $20,000 through this year’s fundraiser.

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 49 years.
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Moments with Merritt – March 2021

Students in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools began returning to greater in person learning this month.  P-CCS Superintendent of Schools, Monica Merritt, brought together the Directors at the Elementary Middle and High School levels to speak about the return.  Her guests were, Director of Elementary Schools, Maureen Molloy, Director of Middle Schools, Anthony Ruela, and Director of High Schools, Hal Heard.

The show will air on March 9, 16, and 23, at 5:40 p.m.

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Spreading the Airwaves – 88.1 the Park Newsletter Issue 41

The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features and interview with WSDP Alum Brian Stackpoole, at 1994 Plymouth-Salem graduate.  We also spotlight 88.1 the Park’s partnership with the Park Players Theatre Company.  The COVID-19 restrictions for live theatre productions caused the Park Players produce live radio dramas that have been heard on 88.1 the Park.
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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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