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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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City of Flint Now Accepting Applications for Firefighter, EMT Positions

The City of Flint has announced they are now accepting applications for both its eligible Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/EMT trainee lists. The lists, according to a news release from the city, will be used to fill vacant positions within the flint Fire Department

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Increase Eight Cents

Gas prices have increased AAA Michigan reports. Michigan's current statewide average is just under $3.59 per gallon, up eight cents from last week.

Of the cities surveyed by AAA Michigan, the cheapest price for self-serve unleaded fuel can be found in Traverse City where it's about $3

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Animal Expert, Educator Jeff Musial Talks with WFNT [Audio]

Animal expert and educator Jeff Musial spoke with WFNT 1470 about his upcoming show in Swartz Creek. Musial - who has been seen on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show, The Today Show, VH1 and more - spoke about how he got started working with animals, whether or not he ever gets scared, some of the animals he works with, how he houses and transports them and more

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courtesy state Rep. Joe Graves
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Bill Introduced Establishes Back-to-School Tax Holiday

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Joe Graves would give parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax  on essential back-to-school supplies during the month of August.

Graves, a Republican from Argentine Township and representing the 51st House District, said suspension of the 6-percent sales tax on items for the classroom would help parents and teachers better prepare students for the coming year by saving them money on school-related purchases

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