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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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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Starting the weekend early with visits from the Flint Derby Girls, Mike Donlan (Grand Marshall for the 2014 St. Patrick Day Parade) and musical guests The Heartbeats for FRIDAY LIVE AT FIVE on The Tom Sumner Program Friday February 7 beginning at 3 p

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FSO Maestro Enrique Diemecke (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
FSO Maestro Enrique Diemecke (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Maestro Enrique Diemecke previews February's Flint Symphony Orchestra concert, Genesee County Commissioner Pegge Adams talks about Animal Control and independent filmmaker Charles Shaver (Atomic Swan Films) talks about an upcoming special event on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday February 5 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 from Tom and Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki plus the looming deadline for signing-up for Obamacare with Erin Knott from Enroll America on The Tom Sumner Program Wednesday February 5 beginning at 3 p

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FIA Film Curator Ed Bradley
FIA Film Curator Ed Bradley
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

A look at this year's race for Governor with Republican Rick Snyder's running mate Lt. Governor Brian Calley, a look at the Academy Award nominations with FIA Film Curator Ed Bradley's Oscar picks and more on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday February 4 beginning at 3 p

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ARMCHAIR POLITICS pundits Barry Simon, John Cherry and Charlie Mueller
ARMCHAIR POLITICS pundits Barry Simon, John Cherry and Charlie Mueller
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Monday On The Tom Sumner Program

Commentary and analysis on local, state and national news with ARMCHAIR POLITICS pundits former Lt. Gov. John Cherry (D) on the left, former State House member Charlie Mueller (R) on the right and resident cynic Barry Simon on The Tom Sumner Program Monday February 3 beginning at 3 p

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Singer/songwriter Paul Counelis
Singer/songwriter Paul Counelis
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Bob Alexander, Chair of the Progressive Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party and Jackie Pierce, the regional coordinator of the caucus for Northern Michigan and the Upper Penninsula, plus Free Will's Paul Counelis performs for FRIDAY LIVE AT FIVE on The Tom Sumner Program Friday January 31 at 3 p

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State Representative Woodrow Stanley (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
State Representative Woodrow Stanley (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

"Mom's Got Game" is the name of a new reality show on the OWN TV Network featuring Flint born WNBA star and Olympic Gold Medalist Pamela McGhee and her son JaVale. Hear some of the show's cast members from Flint on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday January 30 beginning at 3 p

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Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Wednesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Tom and Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki review President Obama's State of the Union Address and Journalist/Author Jeff Kass ("Columbine: A True Crime Story") talks about recent school and mass shootings on The Tom Sumner Program Wednesday January 29 beginning at 3 p

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Flint City Council President Scott Kincaid
Flint City Council President Scott Kincaid
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Author Daniel Stashower talks about a pre-civil war assassination plot against Abraham Lincoln, Judge Herman Marable introduces 'student of the year' Brenda Swann plus City Council President Scott Kincaid talks about the possibility of bankruptcy in Flint on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday January 28 beginning at 3 p

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ARMCHAIR POLITICS pundits Resident cynic Barry Simon, Democrat John Cherry and Republican Charlie Mueller in the WFNT studio
ARMCHAIR POLITICS pundits Resident cynic Barry Simon, Democrat John Cherry and Republican Charlie Mueller in the WFNT studio
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Monday On The Tom Sumner Program

Hear commentary and analysis on local, state and national current events on ARMCHAIR POLITICS with former Lt. Gov. John Cherry on the left, former long-time State House member Charlie Mueller on the right and resident cynic Barry Simon during The Tom Sumner Program Monday January 27 beginning at 3 p

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