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.
Canton resident, David Hammond, founded Creating Habitats for Pollinators locally and throughout the country. Over the last 5 years, Creating Habitats for Pollinators has been responsible for over a dozen plantings in Plymouth and Canton as well as plantings in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Kentucky. Those plantings included several elementary schools. Creating Habitats for Pollinators has also served as a consultant for wildflower planting projects in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 88.1 the Park’s, Anya Read, spoke with Hammond about their work and plans for the future.
Thousands of vinyl records, CD’s, import only releases, t-shirts, posters, and other collectibles will be on display with the return of the 15th annual 88.1 Record Show on Saturday February 17, 2024.
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 700 people. Much of the success of the show can be tied to the resurgence of interest in vinyl records.
“The record show is an experience everyone can enjoy. It’s amazing seeing everyone come together to enjoy music and finding their favorite vinyl records and CDs while supporting 88.1 the Park.”
Each week on Backstage Pass we spotlight music. Local songwriter, Adam Plomaritas, will release his new EP, Old Time Love, on Friday December 1, with a show at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Plymouth High School graduate, Kylee Phillips, will open the show. 88.1 the Park’s Station Manager, Bill Keith, spoke with Adam about the new songs, the CD release show, and opening for Rick Springfield. You’ll also hear a couple of his new songs including Old Time Love, Love Me Better, and a portion of Love On Your Side.
Backstage Pass Adam Plomaritas
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park is the home of a variety of music opportunities. There are eight different choir groups that students can be part of. 88.1 the Park’s , Sydney Capen, spoke with P-CEP Director of Choirs, Jennifer Neumann, about the choirs, opportunities for students and upcoming performances.