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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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Gov. Snyder Talks Immigration, Roads, Public Safety and More with WFNT 1470 [Audio]

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder spoke with WFNT 1470 AM today. Snyder discussed the possibility of undocumented children coming across the U.S. - Mexico border being temporarily housed here. He also talked about Flint still being under control of an emergency manager, public safety, the roads, medical marijuana expansion and his campaign for re-election

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Police Looking For Men Who Broke Into Flint Business

Flint Police are looking for men who broke into Stanley's Meat Market on East Flint Park Boulevard. According to ABC 12, the men cut through a chain and lock on the door, and then smashed through the glass around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. Beer and cigarettes were among the items stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call Flint Police.

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Flint School District Pays GISD For Some of Services Owed [Video]

Flint Schools Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins submitted a check for $893,000 to the Genesee Intermediate School District on Monday night for some of the money owed to the district for services provided to Flint Schools

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Genesee Towers Site Being Filled in With Dirt [Video]

The spot where the Genesee Towers once stood is now being filled in with dirt. The project should be complete in time for Back to the Bricks and the Crim Festival of Races. According to ABC 12, the footprint is 12 feet deep, but a local company is bringing in enough sand and dirt to fill the entire hole. Genesee Towers came down when it was imploded last December. Eventually a park may be built on the site.

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Federal Court Allows Lawsuit by Flint Police Officers to Proceed

A federal court of appeals will allow a lawsuit by fourteen Flint police officers against the city to move forward. According to WNEM, the officers - who are all white - say they were illegally punished after complaining that black officers became sergeants in 2011 and 2012 despite failing to pass an exam. The lawsuit names former Chief Alvern Lock and a police captain. The appeals court said even though it

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MSP Asking for Public’s Help in Locating Suspect Vehicle

The Michigan State Police Flint Post is asking for the public's help in identifying a driver that escaped police following the police-involved crash that killed a woman. The suspect vehicle is described as a green/blue Pontiac sedan with a white license plate

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Dead Homicide Suspect’s Girlfriend Charged Following Standoff

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced charges today against the girlfriend of Daron Gaylior Jr., a suspect in two homicides who died following a standoff with police last week.

April Marie Abare, 34 of Flint, is charged with lying to a police officer conducting a violent crime investigation and and harboring a felon

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Gas Line Causes Explosion at Area Business [Video]

Authorities are saying a natural gas line caused an explosion that destroyed a car wash in Genesee County on Sunday night around 10 p.m. According to WNEM, the blast leveled the On The Spot Car Wash and Grandma Kay's Family Diner. The car wash was located on North Saginaw Street near Spruce. No injuries were reported. A specialist fro

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