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88.1 the Park Auction – Saturday May 18, 2024

The 88.1 the Park Auction is Saturday May 18, 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.  Most importantly, all of the proceeds will benefit 88.1 the Park and our student radio program.

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 52 years. You can get more information by contacting Station Manager Bill Keith at 734-416-7732.
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88.1 the Park Honored at Michigan Student Broadcast Awards

For the staff at P-CCS’ student-run radio station 88.1 the Park, serving the Plymouth-Canton community while they learn broadcasting skills is more than an after school activity, it’s the chance to serve as the stewards of a community resource with a half-century old tradition of broadcast excellence. 

That tradition was recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters again this year, when it named 88.1 Michigan’s High School Station of the Year at its Student Broadcast Awards celebration on March 18. 

This year’s honor is the seventh straight year (13th overall) that 88.1 has been named Michigan’s top high school radio station. It also represents the tenth consecutive year that the station has been named either a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi awards, or the MAB High School Station of the Year

88.1’s students dominated this year’s Student Broadcast Awards. P-CEP students received 21 of the 45 total awards presented in the high school radio category, including six first place awards out of 15 categories. The station also swept two categories, taking all three places in both live sports coverage and a category highlighting anti-vaping public service announcements. The competition is judged by radio industry professionals from commercial stations and radio networks around the state. This year’s competition was the most competitive in recent years, with numerous high school stations from around Michigan challenging 88.1 for top honors.

“Our success starts with the great work our students produce. We’re thrilled to see them recognized by the MAB again this year,” 88.1 the Park Station Manager Bill Keith said. “The pride they take in their work, and in serving our community deserves to be celebrated, and it’s tremendously gratifying to see that the professional journalists who judge this competition believed as we do that our students produce excellent work. 

88.1 the Park MAB Award Winners: 

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Moments with Merritt – March 2024

Gallimore Elementary School is a great example of the wonderful teaching and learning that is happening throughout the district.  This past fall, Gallimore staff and students had two significant recognitions to celebrate.  First, the school was named a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School for the second time, making it one of the country’s highest performing schools.  The honors didn’t end there as Gallimore was ranked the number one elementary school in Michigan by U.S. News and World Report.  P-CCS Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Monica Merritt, spoke with Gallimore Principal, Aimee Bell and student, Ava Beauford.

This interview will air on 88.1 the Park on Tuesday March 5, 12, 19 and April 2 at 5:40 p.m.

Moments with Merritt Gallimore March 2024 w theme music
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88.1 the Park Shines in John Drury High School Radio Awards

88.1 the Park students showed their winning ways this fall in the John Drury High School Radio Awards.  The national competition is hosted by WONC at North Central College in Naperville Illinois.

88.1 the Park received a first place award for Best Use of Social Media, recognizing the station’s Facebook page.  The award recognized the work of 88.1 the Park’s Social Media Director and Salem Senior, Alia Mulbagal.  Plymouth Junior, Nathaniel Behrens, received a second place award for Best Sportscast.

 

The following students were finalists.
Best DJ – Hannah Thoms, 2023 Plymouth Graduate
Best Newscast – Anuya Shetty, Canton Senior and Avneet Panher, Salem Senior
Best Sports Play-by-Play – Andy McLaren, Plymouth Senior and Brody Klein, Plymouth Senior

The awards were presented in November at North Central College.

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