I have always loved radio. This goes back to my childhood when a neighbor had a talk show on a Detroit station. I would go down to the station with him, watch and listen to him, and think "I want to do that one day!" I started out with a radio class in high school, interned at the neighbor's station, and then continued in college. Unfortunately, like most new college graduates, I had bills to pay, so I took a job in sales instead of following my passion. After a few sales jobs over a ten year period, including an Internet start-up that didn't work out, I took time to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, and would make me happy while doing it. This led me back to radio. I went to Specs Howard to get reacquainted with the industry and while there, did yet another internship at WWJ 950AM. From there I got my first break reporting the news for a group of radio stations in Big Rapids, Michigan. My claim to fame while there? I was standing next to United States Senator Carl Levin who was in town speaking when two college students ran up and threw a pie into his face. I had gotten the audio too! No one else there had pictures or video. Fox News, ABC and others called and asked for it. After about 15 months there, I wanted to come back to this side of the state where my family and friends are, and take on a new challenge. In September 2011, I was hired in as the News Director here at WFNT 1470. I am happy to be here, look forward to working in the Flint community, and helping to make WFNT the media presence I know it can be!
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A 33-year-old Flint resident has been arrested for over 20 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver Says No Trash Collection Until Further Notice
In statement Saturday night, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said there will be no trash collection until further notice due to the city no longer having a waste removal contract.
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Jason Cooper’s Tuesday Night and Wednesday at RNC 2016
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WFNT’s Jason Cooper Catches Up with Montell Williams at RNC 2016
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A Look Inside the “Q” and Media Row at RNC 2016 [Video]
For those who missed my live Facebook video earlier, check out this quick video from inside Quicken Loans Arena and Media Row.
Good Morning from RNC 2016 in Cleveland!
Made it! I arrived in Cleveland last night (Monday) and while I have been going non-stop, it's already been exciting!
AG Schuette Sues Three Companies in Connection with Flint Water Crisis
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a civil lawsuit against three companies in connection with the flint water crisis.
Red Wings Legend Gordie Howe Dies
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New Water and Filter Distribution Sites to Open in Flint
On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Snyder's office announced that new water and filter distribution sites will open in Flint next week.
Flint to Possibly Sue State Over Water Crisis
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has filed a notice of intent to possibly sue the state of Michigan over the ongoing water crisis.