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The Tom Sumner Program on Flint's News Talk 1470 WFNT blends Tom's background in non-profit management, entertainment and broadcasting with a quirky sense of humor and love for old fashioned radio to shape witty conversations with community leaders from business, politics and the arts. Tom Sumner was born and raised in Flint. He traveled the Midwest in the 70’s and early 80’s as a full-time musician playing drums for recording artists “The Diamonds.” “The Drifters.” “Freddy (Boom-Boom) Cannon,” “Del Shannon,” and many others. He was Executive Director for the Center City Association of Greater Flint, The Flint Children’s Museum and New Leash On Life in Los Angeles. Sumner returned to Michigan in 2007 and started a morning show at Kettering University’s student run radio station WKUF LP 94.3 FM and has three books of humorous essays “All I Wanted Was A Haircut,” “A Little Off The Top” and "Just Part It In The Middle." The show moved to 1470 WFNT in February of 2012.Tom and his co-host Andrea Sutton received the 2013 Carroll Clark Civic Service Award from Mott Community College.
Host/Producer Tom Sumner
Host/Producer Tom Sumner
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Jim Richardson (National Geographic) talks about the role of lighting in photography, John Gale (National Wildlife Federation) talks about saving big game in America and pig farmer Mark Baker talks about his on-going legal battles with the DNR on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday November 21 beginning at 3 p

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Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki
Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki
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Wednesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Two hours of commentary and analysis with Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki and more on The Tom Sumner Program Wednesday November 20 beginning at 3 p.m. Hear Tom and guests weekday afternoons STREAMING LIVE at wfnt

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Host Tom Sumner with Flint Mayor Dayne Walling
Host Tom Sumner with Flint Mayor Dayne Walling
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

The man who founded Atari and launched Steve Jobs' career, Nolan Bushnell, guests on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday November 19 beginning at 3 p.m. Plus a visit from Flint Mayor Dayne Walling and a chat with Bathroom Reader's "Uncle John

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Republican Charlie Mueller, Host Tom Sumner, Democrat John Cherry and resident cynic Barry Simon LIVE at Alexander J's
Republican Charlie Mueller, Host Tom Sumner, Democrat John Cherry and resident cynic Barry Simon LIVE at Alexander J's
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Monday On The Tom Sumner Program

The Tom Sumner Program returns Monday from a week-long hiatus with guest Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright and ARMCHAIR POLITICS with former Lt. Governor John Cherry on the left, long time State House member Charlie Mueller on the right and resident cynic Barry Simon Live at Alexander J's

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Buckham Gallery Exhibit Graphic (Courtesy of Facebook)
Buckham Gallery Exhibit Graphic (Courtesy of Facebook)
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

DDA Director Chris Everson talks about plans for downtown Flint's upcoming Christmas parade, Flint Comix Publisher Randy Zimmerman talks about the Buckham Gallery's new exhibit featuring cartoons and serial art and singer/songwriter Russell Wayne performs for FRIDAY LIVE AT FIVE on The Tom Sumner Program Friday November 8 beginning at 3 p

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Host Tom Sumner
Host Tom Sumner
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Kim Davis talks about her book "Police, Judges, Lawyers - Bullies With Power," Mona Sahouri from the Arab American Heritage Council talks about this weekend's special event at the FIA and author Matthew Hertenstein talks about why sometimes you CAN tell a book by it's cover on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday November 7 beginning at 3 p

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Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki
Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki
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Wednesday On The Tom Sumner Program

A review of Tuesday's election results with Tom and Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki and Tom and Andrea call the winners Wednesday November 6 on The Tom Sumner Program beginning at 3 p

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Vietnam Vet and Author Mack Payne's book cover courtesy of Facebook
Vietnam Vet and Author Mack Payne's book cover courtesy of Facebook
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

The memoirs of Vietnam Veteran and Author Mack Payne plus a visit with our planetary pundit Richard Walker (Longway Planetarium) and more on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday November 5 beginning at 3 p

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Republican Charlie Mueller, Host Tom Sumner, Democrat John Cherry and resident cynic Barry Simon
Republican Charlie Mueller, Host Tom Sumner, Democrat John Cherry and resident cynic Barry Simon
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Monday On The Tom Sumner Program

You're invited to a live remote broadcast from Alexander J's of The Tom Sumner Program featuring ARMCHAIR POLITICS with former Lt. Governor John Cherry on the left, former State House member Charlie Mueller on the right and our resident cynic Barry Simon Monday November 4 beginning at 3 p

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The Heartbeats Revue (Graphic courtesy of Facebook)
The Heartbeats Revue (Graphic courtesy of Facebook)
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Nic Clark talks clean water action, James Draper talks about the FIA Founders Society's "First Frost" event and members of "The Heartbeats Revue" join us for FRIDAY LIVE AT FIVE on The Tom Sumner Program Friday November 1 beginning at 3 p

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