Canton High School student Fiona Hughes was recently recognized with a WDIV-TV (Detroit) “4Frenzy Spotlight” for her work as the Program Director for Plymouth-Canton High School’s WSDP-FM radio. Station Manager Bill Keith and Assistant Station Manager John Kreger both recommended Hughes for the spotlight.
In the spotlight, Hughes is noted for being at the station every day because she knows that there’s always work to be done, or someone in need of her help.
She started to love broadcasting during her freshman year after she interviewed her current favorite band, Arkells, for her first “Backstage Pass” show for The Park. Vocalist for the group, Max Kerman, told her he couldn’t tell that it was her first time interviewing someone, even though she herself had not been confident in her interviewing skills. His words gave her reassurance and boosted her confidence. She initially thought that she would be behind the scenes but her journey brought her on-air, and now she is winning state awards for her talents.
Hughes herself won two awards at the recent 2018 MAB Foundation High School and College Awards program: 1st place Sports Public Service Announcement and 1st place On-Air Personality; Honorable Mention for Innovations in Digital Media.
Read the complete spotlight here.