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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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EM to Impose New Contract on Firefighters, Council Gives Time to Propose Alternative

Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has notified Flint City Council of his intent to impose new employment terms on firefighters according to a news release from the city.

The Finance and Administrative Committee had a scheduled meeting for 5 p

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Gov. Snyder Speaks with WFNT about Roads, Flint Schools and More [Audio]

Ahead of his visit to Flint on Monday morning, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder spoke with WFNT 1470 about a long-term funding solution for Michigan roads, religious freedom, finance problems at Flint Schools and plans for his second term

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Karegnondi Water Authority Project Receives Bond Buyer Award

The bond sale from earlier this year for the Kaergnondi Water Authority project has resulted in an award. According to a news release from the Genesee County Drain Commissioner's Office, the project has been awarded the Midwest Region "Deal of the Year" from The Bond Buyer.

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