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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.
Melissa Francis on the set of her weekday show on the Fox Business Network (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Melissa Francis on the set of her weekday show on the Fox Business Network (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright reacts to speculation that Flint's new emergency manager is reviewing Flint's water rates and the decision to join the Karegnondi Water Authority, Journalist and commentator Joanne Lipman (WSJ/CNN/CBS/NBC/Conde Nast Portfolio and more) talks about her new book "Strings Attached" and we go from child star to Fox Business Network Anchor and Reporter Melissa Francis (pictured) on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday October 24 beginning at 3 p

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Paul Rozycki at WFNT
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Wednesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki and tax policy guru Scott Hodge, President of The Tax Foundation, a non-partisan tax research group based in Washington, D.C. on The Tom Sumner Program Wednesday October 23 beginning at 3 p

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Graphic for The Flint Youth Theatre's production of "The Miracle Worker" courtesy of Facebook
Graphic for The Flint Youth Theatre's production of "The Miracle Worker" courtesy of Facebook
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Michigan School for the Deaf Principal Cece Winkler plus Drive By Theatre with members of the cast from the Flint Youth Theatre's production of "The Miracle Worker and more "Schlocktober with Elvira"  on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday October 22 beginning at 3 p

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Host Tom Sumner with 7th Ward primary candidates Alex Harris, Steve Mintline, Jerry Preston and Monica Galloway in July at Alexander J's
Host Tom Sumner with 7th Ward primary candidates Alex Harris, Steve Mintline, Jerry Preston and Monica Galloway in July at Alexander J's
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Monday On The Tom Sumner Program

Flint City Council candidates for the 7th Ward (Alex Harris/Monica Galloway) and the 8th Ward (Dr. Joyce Ellis-McNeal/Vicki Van Buren) followed by ARMCHAIR POLITICS with former Lt. Governor John Cherry on the left, former State House member Charlie Mueller on the right and resident cynic Barry Simon LIVE FROM ALEXANDER J'S on The Tom Sumner Program Monday October 21 beginning at 3 p

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Flint City Derby Girls (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Flint City Derby Girls (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Charles Winfrey from The New McCree Theatre previews this week's Howard Hewett concert, The Flint Roller Derby Girls roll into the studio to preview their bout Saturday at Perani Arena with the Renegade Rollitia and A

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Flint Comix co-founder and editor Randy Zimmerman
Flint Comix co-founder and editor Randy Zimmerman
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

"Schlocktober with Elvira" continues. Guests include Animal rescuer Angela Gipson, Burton Mayor Paula Zelenko and co-founder and editor of Flint Comix Randy Zimmerman on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday October 17 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

 

Commentary and analysis with Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki plus financial tips from Jaime Westenbarger (Keep Your Money Show) and "Schlocktober with Elvira" on The Tom Sumner Program Wednesday October 16 beginning at 3 p.m. H

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Left to right: "Heartbeat" cast members Ahmed Willis and Danielle Green with film-maker Yusuf Bauswell (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Left to right: "Heartbeat" cast members Ahmed Willis and Danielle Green with film-maker Yusuf Bauswell (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Chris Ringler talks about the Flint Horror Con Festival this weekend, "Schlocktober with Elvira," plus film maker Yusuf Bauswell and "Heartbeat" cast members (Ahmed Willis and Danielle Green) talk about the new independent Flint film about domestic violence and more on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday October 15 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

Candidates for Flint City Council Wards 3 and 5 followed by ARMCHAIR POLITICS with former Lt. Governor John Cherry on the left, former State House member Charlie Mueller on the right and resident cynic Barry Simon broadcasting LIVE from Alexander J's Monday October 14 beginning at 3 p

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Guitarist Barry Forster at the Sunn Studio in Memphis (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Guitarist Barry Forster at the Sunn Studio in Memphis (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

YWCA CEO Harmony Langford talks about impacts of the government shutdown, Wiccan priestess Amy Jean Gooslin talks about the significance of Halloween and guitarist Barry Forster performs for FRIDAY LIVE AT FIVE plus "Schlocktober with Elvira" on The Tom Sumner Program Friday October 11 beginning at 3 p

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