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Moments with Merritt – February 2020

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is asking voters to consider a Bond Proposal to improve facilities, enhance safety and security, provide technology upgrades and purchase school buses.  The district is asking residents to maintain the current school debt levy of 4.02 mills which will raise $275,000,000 for improvements.  Superintendent Monica Merritt spoke with Beth Rayl, the district’s Chief Academic Officer, Kurt Tyszkiewicz, Executive Director of Student Services, and Nick Brandon, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing.

The interview will air live on 88.1 the Park on Tuesday February 11, 18, 25, and March 3 following Newsfile at 5:30.

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The Scene – February 6 and 13, at 8:00 p.m.

The Von Bondies are celebrating 20 years of making music.  The band just announced a short UK tour for May.  Lead singer and guitarist, Jason Stollsteimer visited the 88.1 the Park studios for an interview with Nick Brandon on The Scene.  Jason is a Plymouth-Canton graduate.  The Scene spotlights the music made by students at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park and is produced in cooperation with In the Band Music Appreciation Studio.

Nick Brandon is the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and the founder of In the Band Music Appreciation Studio.

The interview will air on February 6, at 8:00 p.m. and will be repeated in February 13, at 8:00 p.m.

88.1 the Park Record Show – February 22, 2020

Thousands of vinyl records, CD’s, import only releases, t-shirts, posters, and other collectibles will be on display when 88.1 The Park presents its 12th annual 88.1 Record Show on Saturday February 22, 2020.

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 of last year’s show, which had over 400 people attending. Much of the success of the show can be tied to the resurgence of interest in vinyl records.

“Some people would like you to think that music is all digital now, but the record show proves that all wrong. It’s amazing to see so many music fans, from all generations, together in one place,” said Alivia Wiacek, Program Director for 88.1 the Park.
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Spreading the Airwaves – 88.1 the Park Newsletter Issue 40

The latest issue of the 88.1 the Park Newsletter features and interview with WSDP Alum John Dobel.  John is a member of WSDP’s founding staff.  We also preview the upcoming 88.1 the Park Record Show, a fundraiser that brings over 400 collectors to the Salem High School Cafeteria.
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Thanks for Supporting 88.1 the Park

The 88.1 The Park Staff would like to thank listeners, friends and alums of the station for their support during the 88.1 Thanks for Giving Pledge Drive.  The pledge drive is one of the station’s main fundraisers each year.

This year the station raised over $11,800.  The money will help the station impact the lives of students and serve the Plymouth Canton Community.

“We are truly blessed by the support of this community,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.  “We couldn’t have done this without the support of our amazing listeners and the hard work of our student staff members.”

You can still donate at the Donate Now link on our website or by sending a check payable to Canton Community Foundation (with 88.1 The Park in the memo line) to:

88.1 the Park
Salem High School
46181 Joy Rd.
Canton MI 48187

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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