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How High School Students Are Filling the Local News Void - Lunch & Learn

Local news coverage, particularly at smaller local newspapers, is in the midst of a long financial crisis. As local news coverage has declined precipitously due to consolidation, declining budgets, and shrinking news staffs, communities like Canton, Plymouth, and Westland are not receiving the local media coverage they have in the past.

Plymouth-Canton's Educational Park student-run public station, WDSP-FM, 88.1 the Park, is working to fill that void. The high school students at 88.1 the Park have made a renewed investment in local news and community profiles with the goal of becoming the local media source for the community.
Join us on January 18th to learn more about how this student-led radio station is successfully filling the local news gap.
This is a FREE event, but we ask that you register so that we have enough seating

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Canton Administration Building - First Floor Board Room
1150 Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48187
Cost: FREE (but we do ask that you register so we have enough seating)
Please bring your lunch or something to nibble on.
Register Here
About Speakers
  Anuya Shetty is currently a junior at Canton High School. She serves as the News Director for WSDP, 88.1 the Park.
Avneet Pandher is a Salem High School Junior. She currently serves as the Public Affairs Director at WSDP. 
Together, these two amazing young women co-host the K-Poppin' Show which spotlights the latest K-Pop music from artists. Both Anuya and Avneet joined the team at WSDP as freshmen.
Bill Keith has been the Station Manager at 88.1 the Park since October 1991. Under his leadership. WSDP was named "High School Station of the Year" 11 of the past 21 years. The station has also been a four-time national finalist for "Non-Commercial Station of the Year." You might also run into Bill on the weekends at Livonia's Trinity House Theatre where he volunteers as a board member and the concert coordinator for the listening room.
A graduate of Canton High School, John Kreger is the P-CCS Assistant Station Manager at 88.1 the Park and helps lead the station's news and sports programming. John is also the color commentator for Detroit City FC, play-by-play host for MSU volleyball and broadcasts high school games for the MHSAA Network.
Here is the video of the Lunch & Learn

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