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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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New Director Chosen for Bishop International Airport

A new director has been chosen to take over at Bishop International Airport. After a nine-month search that started with 30 candidates, Craig Williams was chosen to take over for the current airport director Jim Rice, who is retiring in October

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City of Saginaw
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Emergency Manager Releases Statement on Mayor, Council Salaries

Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley released a statement Monday night on the salary to the Mayor and City Council members. In the statement, it was pointed out that the mayor and city council did not in fact receive raises, as had been reported, but a partial restoration of their charter approved salaries

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Money from Grant to Help Make Homes in Flint Lead Free [Video]

Grant money coming to the City of Flint will help make family homes safer and healthier. According to ABC 12, the Flint/Genesee Green and Healthy Homes Initiative announced Monday they would receive $100,000 grant. The Lead Safe for Kids Sake grant will go to making sure homes in Flint are free of lead paint which can cause lo

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Michigan State Police to Crack Down On Distracted Driving

The Michigan State Police are joining forces with five other state law enforcement agencies as part of a six-state trooper project focused on distracted driving. MSP Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue said “in addition to focusing on distracted driving behaviors, troopers will also be on the lookout for seat belt use, speeding, aggressive and impaired driving

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Drop a Few Cents

Gas prices dropped for the third week in a row according to AAA Michigan. The current statewide average is just over $3.63 per gallon, which is about three cents less than last week.

As of Sunday, gas prices in and around the Flint area were right around the statewide average at $3

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MSP Meets with Community Leaders to Discuss Concerns

The Michigan State Police met with community leaders on Thursday to discuss recent events that have led to some concerns.

According to ABC, Concerned Pastors for Social Action want police to understand their congregation and concerns within the community after recent police chases left two women dead in less than a month.

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling had high hopes for the meeting saying "my hope is in this too that everyone who ends up interacting with our law enforcement

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