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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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Win a Tour of the Mackinac Bridge from MDOT

For the third year in a row, the Michigan Department of Transportation is giving someone a once-in-a-lifetime tour to the top of the Mackinac Bridge. Along with the Mackinac Bridge Authority, MDOT is asking the public to share their Labor day experiences on social media with photos and videos

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Convicted Serial Stabber Wants to be Transferred to Israeli Prison

Convicted serial stabber Elias Abuelazam wants to be sent back to his native country. ABC 12 reports that has filed a lawsuit against the federal government in hopes of being transferred back to Israel and a prison there. Abuelazam argues that he tried to kill someone in Israel months before he arrived in Flint. Abuelazam is suspected in 14 s

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Flint Police Looking for Man Considered Armed and Dangerous

Flint Police are looking for a man considered to be armed and dangerous. On their Facebook page, Flint Police say 24-year-old Benjamin Boyd is wanted for five charges - Discharge of Firearm in or at a Building, Discharge of a Firearm from a Vehicle, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Witness Intimidation and Felony Firearm - related to an incident with a gun last month. Boyd is out on bond while awaiting trial for three other charges incl

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USC Cornerback Injures Self to Save Nephew from Drowning

University of Southern California cornerback Joshua Shaw will most likely miss this weekend's season opener, but in the eyes of his coach who's calling him a hero, that's OK.

Shaw severly sprained both of his ankles jumping from a second-story balcony on Saturday night to save his 7-year-old from drowning

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Flint City Council Discusses Medical Marijuana Rules

At their meeting Monday night, the Flint City Council took up the issue of medical marijuana. According to ABC 12, Councilman Sheldon Neely said the council talked about new rules to regulate how medical marijuana dispensaries operate within the city of Flint. There has been a moratorium on dispensaries for the past few years, however, a revised ordinance was introduced at Mo

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Michigan Retailers Association, Flint & Genesee Chamber to Announce Buy Nearby Campaign

The Michigan Retailers Association and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to announce the local launch of a Buy Nearby campaign.

A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday at the new Flint Farmers' Market where local leaders will be on hand to encourage local shoppers to Buy Nearby. Among those schedule

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Free Backpacks Given Out to More Than 500 Kids [Video]

With the first day of school right around the corner, a Flint church is helping those in need with the cost of supplies. According to NBC 25, more than 530 backpacks were handed out over the weekend at New Generation Holiness Center. Pastor David Johnson said its "our way of just blessing the kids, connecting with them, contr

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