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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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Flint Man Jailed on Charges of Child Abuse, Torture

A Flint man is in jail and is charged with child abuse and torture. According to NBC 25, the Flint Police Department says 44-year-old Joshua Demott went in front of the judge on charges of child abuse in the presence of another child and torture. Police were initially called to a local hospital when Demott was in serious condition. Later

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AAA Michigan: Statewide Gas Prices Up 20 Cents

Gas prices have increased from last week, AAA Michigan reports. Michigan's current statewide average is about $2.48 per gallon, about 20 cents more than last week.

Of the cities surveyed by AAA, the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel can be found in the Marquette area, where it's about $2

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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EM Authorizes Restructuring of Bonds to Free Up Funds to Improve Water Quality

Flint Emergency Manager Jerry Ambrose has authorized the restructuring of four outstanding Drinking Water Revolving Fund bonds in an effort to free up money to improve the city's water quality. According to a news release from the city, the postponing of the current principal payments would free up $2

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Governor Snyder, Flickr
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Snyder Appoints Nick Khouri as New State Treasurer

Governor Rick Snyder has tapped Nick Khouri of Plymouth to become Michigan's new State Treasurer. Khouri will replace Kevin Clinton who is returning to the private sector in April.

In a news release, Snyder said Khouri's "expertise in tax policies and financial issues will be a great asset as we continue working to reinvent state government

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