For the third consecutive year, the students and staff of WSDP-FM (88.1 The Park) (Plymouth-Canton) are being recognized alongside America’s elite broadcasters after the station was named a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award for Non-Commercial Station of the Year.
The Marconi Radio Awards were created in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi. The awards recognize stations and individuals for excellence and performance in 21 different categories. They are among the most prestigious awards in the broadcast industry.
WSDP is the only high school radio station to receive a nomination in the history of the Marconi Awards. Three college-level student stations and one professional station round out the 2016 class of Non-Commercial finalists. The awards will be presented on September 22 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards 27th Anniversary Dinner and Show in Nashville, TN.
“We’re excited to be a finalist for the third year in-a-row. This is an incredibly prestigious honor for our hard working and dedicated staff,” said Amanda Barberena, WSDP Program Director.
“We couldn’t achieve this without the support of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, the board of education, administrators and staff. We’re lucky to have been part of such a great community,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.
WSDP is owned and operated by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. Students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools serve as staff members. The station is celebrating over 44 years of serving the Plymouth and Canton Communities.