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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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Jobs being Posted for New American SpiralWeld Pipe Plant in Flint

American SpiralWeld Pipe Co. – the company that will manufacture pipe for the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline from Lake Huron to Flint – has announced they have updated their application process as an easier way to find openings at their new plant at the former Buick City site which just recently got under construction

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MTA Holds Meeting About Plans to Reduce Service [Video]

The Flint Mass Transportation Authority held the first of two public meetings on Tuesday night in which they outlined plans to reduce service this summer.

According to ABC 12, from June 24 through September 1, fixed route bus service would be reduced to once an hour from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Only one bus an hour would be available for each route. Also beginning June 24 and running through Oct

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Eight More Michigan State Police Troopers Heading to Flint

Eight more Michigan State Police Troopers are heading to Flint next week. MLive says a spokesman for Gov. Snyder said the number of troopers will increase from 46 to 54.

The move comes as Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Early announced pl

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courtesy Gov. Snyder
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Snyder Signs Bill to Raise Michigan’s Minimum Wage to $9.25

Governor Rick Snyder signed bi-partisan legislation on Tuesday night that will raise Michigan's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018. When signing the legislation, Snyder said the minimum wage raise will help hard-working residents without hindering the state's improving economy

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New Bill Would Require Casinos to Withhold Winnings for Child Support [Video]

New legislation being proposed would require casinos to withhold winnings for overdue child support.

According to WNEM, state legislators are considering a bill that would require casinos to check and see of big winners owe child support. If a person is found to owe, the amount from their winnings would go straight to friend of the court, and if that is les

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Flint Company Awarded Contract for “Significant Portion” of KWA Pipeline

A Flint business has been awarded a contract to supply an intermediate pump station near Imlay City as part of the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline.

According to Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright, the contract was awarded to E & L Construction Group. Wr

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Crashes Related to GM Faulty Ignition Rises to 47

The number of crashes related to a faulty ignition in certain GM vehicles has risen to 47, up from previous reports of 32.

According to WNEM, GM said the number of deaths related to the problem remains at 13, but officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believe the number may be higher.

GM has recalled 2.6 million vehicles around the world due to the ignition switch problem and was fined

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