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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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Man Charged in Connection with Death at Former Funeral Home

A Flint man has been charged in the death at a former funeral home within the city. According to ABC 12, 20-year-old Michael Albro is charged with first degree murder and other felonies, related to the death of 49-year-old Shannon Cook at the now closed Reigle Funeral Home. Neighbors said that Cook had bought the property to keep bees there.

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About 20 Applications Received for New City Administrator Job

About 20 applications have been received for the new city administrator position in Flint. According to MLive, Emergency Manager Darnell Earley had hoped for more, but wasn't surprised due to the problems still facing the city. Earley said " I haven't seen the number I would like to have seen...but distressed communities don't attract a lot of candidate

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City of Flint Announces Water Main Repairs Completed

The City of Flint has announced that repairs to a water main near Robert T. Longway and Dort Highway have been completed and the conditional boil water advisory has been lifted. According to a news release from the city, five valves have been replaced and the system in the area has been returned to full operation

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Category: Flint News
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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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Red Cross Blood Drive to Be Held at Flint Church

A Flint church will host a Power in the Blood drive for the American Red Cross next week. According to MLive, the blood drive is scheduled for next Tuesday, October 28th from 11 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the Bethel United Church located at 1309 N. Ballenger Highway. Those interested in scheduling an appointme

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Man Arrested After Robberies of Flint Gas Stations

A 24-year-old man believed to have committed robberies at two gas stations in Flint over the weekend is now in custody. According to ABC 12,  two people were robbed while pumping gas at the Sunoco gas station on Atherton Road and VanSlyke. The robberies happened around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. The robber was also found in possession of a assaul

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