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Jason Cooper

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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Gov. Snyder Declares September Preparedness Month

Governor Snyder has declared September as Preparedness Month in Michigan, and to support the effort, the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is joining other agencies and organizations nationwide to encourage households, businesses and communities to develop an emergency preparedness plan

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City of Flint Now Accepting Applications for Firefighter, EMT Positions

The City of Flint has announced they are now accepting applications for both its eligible Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/EMT trainee lists. The lists, according to a news release from the city, will be used to fill vacant positions within the flint Fire Department

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Increase Eight Cents

Gas prices have increased AAA Michigan reports. Michigan's current statewide average is just under $3.59 per gallon, up eight cents from last week.

Of the cities surveyed by AAA Michigan, the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel can be found in Traverse City where it's about $3

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