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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.
"Dixon's Vioin" (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
"Dixon's Vioin" (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Electric violinist Dixon previews his Wednesday performance for Tunes at Noon in downtown Flint, Cathy Gentry (Sloan*Longway) talks about Back to the Bricks and repairs to the Buick Automotive Gallery, plus Ken Thomas (Thomas Appliance) and Tom Wickham (GM) talk about Pinewood Derby at Back to the Bricks on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday August 13 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

Join us LIVE at Alexander J's for The Tom Sumner Program Monday August 12 at 3 p.m. featuring ARMCHAIR POLITICS with former Lt. Gov. John Cherry on the left, former long-time State Rep. Charlie Mueller and resident cynic Barry Simon

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Vaughn Mortimer
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but it's about to get a lot easier to get to Vegas from Flint...find out how with Pat Corffman from Bishop Airport an hear live music from Vaughn Mortimer on The Tom Sumner Program Friday August 9 beginning at 3 p

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Baker College Community Bike Project (Photo courtesy of Coordinator Maureen Miller)
Baker College Community Bike Project (Photo courtesy of Coordinator Maureen Miller)
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

 

Mark Kessler, the Pennsylvania Police Chief suspended for remarks made on a YouTube video will be on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday August 8 beginning at 3 p.m. Plus we'll have a visit from national travel radio host from Montreal, Stephen Pickford and meet the coordinators of the Baker College/Assenmacher Cycling Centers Community Bike Project - Maureen Miller and Matt Assenmcaher. Str

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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 primary elections in Flint and Detroit with Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki on The Tom Sumner Program Wednesday August 7 beginning at 3 p.m. Hear Tom and Andrea weekday afternoons streaming LIVE at wfnt

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"Overpassers for Obama's Impeachment" (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
"Overpassers for Obama's Impeachment" (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Overpassers for Obama's Impeachment from Michigan and around the U.S. are holding "The Patriot Wave" on Tuesday. Tom Banks (Montrose) and Rick Smith (Clarkston) visit The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday August 6 by phone from an overpass near Clarkston plus we'll talk with health/fitness/food guru Dan Houston about the "test-tube hamburger" grown in a U

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ARMCHAIR POLITICS Mondays at Alexander J's features (from left to right) Republican Charlie Mueller, Host Tom Sumner, former Lt. Governor John Cherry and resident cynic Barry Simon
ARMCHAIR POLITICS Mondays at Alexander J's features (from left to right) Republican Charlie Mueller, Host Tom Sumner, former Lt. Governor John Cherry and resident cynic Barry Simon
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Monday On The Tom Sumner Program

Publisher Mike Killbreath talks about his new morning show at WFNT during The Tom Sumner Program Monday August 5 beginning at 3 p.m. LIVE at Alexander J's followed by ARMCHAIR POLITICS with former long-time State Rep

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Jazz guitarist Reichlin Small (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Jazz guitarist Reichlin Small (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Weekend entertainment previews for music and theatre including "Panchopalooza," the Flint Jazz Festival and Flint Youth Theatre's "James and the Giant Peach" on The Tom Sumner Program Friday August 2 beginning at 3 p

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Tom Sumner and co-host Andrea Sutton
Tom Sumner and co-host Andrea Sutton
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Kicking off the month of August with lots of LIVE jazz and blues this weekend in the Flint area. Hear organizers and artists from the Flint Jazz Festival, "I Chews The Blues" in Davison, and more on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday August 1 beginning at 3 p

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Paul Rozycki in the studio at WFNT
Paul Rozycki in the studio at WFNT
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Wednesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Join Tom Sumner and Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki for commentary and analysis on politics and public affairs on The Tom Sumner Program Wednesday July 31 beginning at 3 p.m. Stream Tom and Andrea weekdays from 3-6 p

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