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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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New Flint Farmers Market Opening Delayed

The opening of the Flint Farmers Market at its new downtown locating will be delayed. According to MLive, the market, which was originally expected to open in May, will now open on Saturday, June 21 due to construction regulations and lingering frost. Karianne Martus, a market manager, said that while they are "bummed" about the delay, "it actually works out better in terms of the se

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One Dead After Shooting at Flint Apartment Complex

One man is dead after a shooting Sunday night at a Flint apartment complex. According to MLive, police say the man was shot multiple times outside a building at Atherton East Apartments near the intersection of Chambers Street and Stonegate Drive around 7:45 p.m.The man was taken to Hurley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Four suspects in dark clothing were seen lea

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U.S. Atty. General Holder Says Feds will Recognize Michigan Same Sex Marriages

 

According to Fox News, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of around 300 same-sex couples from last weekend. The marriages were performed before a federal appeals court put a hold in place. Holder's actions enables the government to extend federal benefits to the

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Consumers Energy, Flint Officials Working to Determine Cause of Sinkhole [Video]

Consumers Energy and City of Flint officials are working to determine the cause of a massive sinkhole. According to ABC 12, the sink hole formed under Pierson Road near Dupont and officials says its nearly 20 feet deep. As of Thursday afternoon, the hole was contained, but officials say this is an example of why the city needs to update its infrastructure.

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Gov. Snyder Issues Statement on Same-Sex Marriages Performed Last Weekend

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued a statement on Wednesday regarding marriage licenses distributed to same-sex couples on Saturday, March 22.

"After comprehensive legal review of state law and all recent court rulings, we have concluded that same-sex couples were legally married at county clerk offices in the time period between U

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Genesee County Jury Convicts Man in 2012 Fatal Shooting of Pennsylvania Teen

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced Wednesday that a jury returned a guilty verdict in the 2012 murder of 16-year-old Joshua Stepp of Pennsylvania.

Kiunda John Burress, 31, was found guilty of six felonies including Felony Murder, Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felony Firearm related to the shooting death of Stepp on June 11, 2012

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