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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  • PCCS Security Upgrades
    Credit(s): Akshayapriya Saravanan
    Second Place
  • Name Image and Likeness in Michigan House.
    Credit(s): Nathaniel Behrens
    Honorable Mention

Daily Newscast/News Feature

  • Newsfile at 5:30
    Credit(s): Elise Taylor, Nadia Halim, Andy McLaren
    First Place
  • Newsfile at 5:30
    Credit(s): Akshayapriya Saravanan, Jack Perrizo , Brody Klein
    Second Place


  • College Football Playoffs
    Credit(s): Leo Popp
    Second Place
  • Israel-Hamas War
    Credit(s): Jonah Kibin
    Honorable Mention

Live Sports Coverage

  • Canton vs. Brighton Football
    Credit(s): Leo Popp, Brody Klein
    First Place
  • Salem vs. Riverview Girls Basketball
    Credit(s): Andy McLaren, Brody Klein
    Second Place
  • Salem vs Canton Football
    Credit(s): Andy McLaren, Leo Popp
    Honorable Mention

Music Feature or Special

  • Backstage Pass Fern Whale
    Credit(s): Ariel Ooms
    First Place
  • K-Poppin – Intro to K-Pop Music
    Credit(s): Anuya Shetty, Akshayapriya Saravanan, Avneet Pandher, Chae Eun Park
    Second Place

On-Air Personality or Team

  • Aircheck Hannah
    Credit(s): Hannah Thoms
    Second Place

Public Service Announcement

  • Orchestra Concert
    Credit(s): Nadia Halim
    Honorable Mention

Public Service Announcement Sponsored by MASSP & MDHHS

  • 2023 Vape
    Credit(s): Akshayapriya Saravanan, Lucas Gentilia, Jaya Choudhary, Jonah Kibin
    First Place
  • Vaping
    Credit(s): Sydney Viloria, Chae Eun Park, Nadia Halim
    Second Place
  • Vape
    Credit(s): Carter Johnson, Elise Taylor, Colin Bradlee, Lola Makanjuola
    Honorable Mention

Public Service Announcement Sponsored by OK2SAY

  • Entry Title: OK2Say PSA
    Credit(s): Nadia Halim, Elise Taylor, Jonah Kibin, Lucas Gentilia
    First Place

Sports Feature

  • Entry Title: Women’s Sports Spotlight – Swimming
    Credit(s): Andy McLaren, Leo Popp, Brody Klein
    Honorable Mention


  • Entry Title: Sportscast – Leo Popp
    Credit(s): Leo Popp
    Second Place

Talk Show

  • Entry Title: Community Focus – Auto Classes for Female Students.
    Credit(s): Bailey Wixon
    Second Place

Use of Social Media

  • Entry Title: 88.1 the Park Facebook and Instagram
    Credit(s): Alia Mulbagal, Elizabeth Kelly
    First Place
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