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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.
Anne Serling book cover (courtesy of Facebook)
Anne Serling book cover (courtesy of Facebook)
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Science meets science fiction (from the 1960's) with a look at "The Astronaut Wives Club-The True Story" with New York Times best selling author Lila Koppel and "As I Knew Him- My dad, Rod Serling" with the Twilight Zone creator's daughter Anne Serling on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday June 13 beginning at 3 p

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2013 Back to the Bricks logo (courtesy of Facebook)
2013 Back to the Bricks logo (courtesy of Facebook)
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Wednesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki and Tom talk politics and Back To The Bricks founder Al Hatch phones in from the group's Lakeshore to Lakeshore promotional tour on The Tom Sumner Program Wednesday June 12 beginning at 3 p

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Folgers jingle finalist from Fenton Andrew David Perkins (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Folgers jingle finalist from Fenton Andrew David Perkins (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Folgers jingle contest finalist from Fenton Andrew David Perkins (pictured), film maker Michael Sosebee ("Somewhere In New Mexico Before The End Of Time") and The Lunch Studio owner Tracey Gilmour Whelpley guest on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday June 11 beginning at 3 p

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CynicBarry Simon, Republican Charlie Mueller and Democrat John Cherry in the studio at WFNT
CynicBarry Simon, Republican Charlie Mueller and Democrat John Cherry in the studio at WFNT
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Monday On The Tom Sumner Program

MEET THE CANDIDATES: David Davenport, Michael Harris and incumbent Jackie Poplar from the 2nd Ward Flint City Council race on The Tom Sumner Program Monday June 10 beginning at 3 p.m. PLUS our weekly round table ARMCHAIR POLITICS with former State Rep

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Dr. David Healy, Cardiff University School of Medicine (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Dr. David Healy, Cardiff University School of Medicine (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Dr. David Healy (pictured) is a psychiatrist and Professor at Cardiff University School of Medicine in Wales has written 20 books and more than 150 peer-reviewed papers on various aspects of psychopharmaceuticals

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Comedian Dave Landau (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Comedian Dave Landau (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

The Michigan Dental Association, Midland Community Foundation and SVSU have teamed up with area dentists for "Mission of Mercy" a two-day event to provide dental care for people who can't afford it

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Wharton School of Business Professor Adam Grant (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Wharton School of Business Professor Adam Grant (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Wednesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki for commentary and analysis and a conversation with one of Business Week's favorite Professors Adam Grant (pictured) from Wharton Business School on The Tom Sumner Program Wednesday June 5 beginning at 3 p

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NY Times Best Seller Debboe Macomber (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
NY Times Best Seller Debboe Macomber (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

"Serial" NY Times Best Seller Debbie Macomber is back talking about her new book "Once Upon A Time" and area author Ted McLelland ("Nothing But Blue Skies") previews his talk at the Flint Public Library with others who have written about urban cities like Flint on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday June 4 beginning at 3 p

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MI GOP Chairman Bobby Schostak (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
MI GOP Chairman Bobby Schostak (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Monday On The Tom Sumner Program

Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak (pictured) checks in at 5 during ARMCHAIR POLITICS on The Tom Sumner Program Monday June 3. Plus our weekly round table with regular pundits Republican former legislator Charlie Mueller, Democrat former Lt

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Genesee County Democratic Party Chair Art Reyes (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Genesee County Democratic Party Chair Art Reyes (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Genesee County Democratic Chairperson Art Reyes (pictured) talks about the Democrat candidates and strategy for 2014 and radio host from Montreal Stephen Pickford talks about robocalls in the 2011 Canadian election plus much more on The Tom Sumner Program Friday May 31 beginning at 3 p

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