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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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Flint Applauds County Decision to Consolidate Courts

The City of Flint is applauding the Genesee County Board of Commissioners decision to proceed with the consolidation of the 67th and 68th District Courts into one, unified court. In a news release form the city on Thursday, it was stated that Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley plans to approve the consolidation and an implementation plan by resolution in early 2015

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Four Men Arrested in Connection to String of Robberies in Flint [Video]

Four men, believed to be responsible for more than 20 robberies in the City of Flint, have been arrested. According to WNEM, detectives made the announcement on Wednesday that the men - who referred to themselves as the "Turn Up Gang" - are in custody for the break-ins and other various crimes. DeMarcus Johnson, Shaqur Brewer, Emmanuel Burks and Devonte Brown are believed to be responsible for 23 cases

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