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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.
Leon, Tim and Roy from the 3R's with Tom Sumner at WFNT
Leon, Tim and Roy from the 3R's with Tom Sumner at WFNT
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Author/Lecturer Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. talks about living healthy without prescriptions, Leon El Alamin (3R's) shares more stories of life after prison and members of "Blues Driver" perform for FRIDAY LIVE AT FIVE on The Tom Sumner Program Friday January 24 beginning at 3 p

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Host/Producer Tom Sumner
Host/Producer Tom Sumner
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Can Mott Community College baseball rival MCC's basketball? Meet MCC's new baseball coach Joe Boulton plus we'll talk about Flint's audit with City Council Finance Committee Chair Josh Freeman on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday January 23 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

Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and officers from the newly re-organized Crime Stoppers program on The Tom Sumner Program Monday January 22 beginning at 3 p

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Writer/lecturer George Moss
Writer/lecturer George Moss
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

Dr. Theodore Bolema (Mackinac Center for Public Policy) talks about an upcoming forum on expanding the electricity market, Kate Oselin (National Geographic) talks about the true story of Solomon Northrup who the Oscar nominated movie "12 Years A Slave" is based on and writer/lecturer George Moss (UofM-Flint Dept

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Resident cynic Barry Simon, former Lt. Governor John Cherry and former State House member Charlie Mueller in the studio at WFNT
Resident cynic Barry Simon, former Lt. Governor John Cherry and former State House member Charlie Mueller in the studio at WFNT
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Monday On The Tom Sumner Program

ARMCHAIR POLITICS will be broadcasting LIVE from the WFNT studio until a new location is found. Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki fills in for former Lt. Gov. John Cherry on the left Monday on The Tom Sumner Program with our regular weekly round table pundits Republican Charlie Mueller and resident cynic Barry Simon

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Eartha Kitt as "Catwoman" (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Eartha Kitt as "Catwoman" (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Remembering sultry singer/actress Eartha Kitt ("Santa Baby" / Catwoman) on her birthday with her daughter Kitt Shapiro, reviewing Governor Snyder's State of the State Message with Lt. Governor Brian Calley and Gov

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Host/Producer Tom Sumner
Host/Producer Tom Sumner
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

A preview of Gov. Snyder's State of the State address with Susan Demas (Inside Michigan Politics), the war on small farms with Garden City urban farmer and V.P of the Michigan Small Farm Council Randy Zeilinger plus Flint School Board member David Davenport talks about the Flint Schools deficit reduction plan on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday January 16 beginning at 3 p

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

Two hours of commentary and analysis with Tom and Flint's premiere political pundit Paul Rozycki followed by a preview of this month's Flint Symphony Orchestra concert with Maestro Enrique Diemecke on The Tom Sumner Program Wednesday January 15 beginning at 3 p

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Edible Flint logo (courtesy of Facebook)
Edible Flint logo (courtesy of Facebook)
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Tuesday On The Tom Sumner Program

A discussion about local urban farming efforts with Erin Caudell from Edible Flint, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard shares privacy concerns for people taking and posting cell phone photographs and more on The Tom Sumner Program Tuesday January 14 beginning at 3 p

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

Join us in person at Alexander J's for our weekly round table ARMCHAIR POLITICS featuring former Lt. Governor John Cherry on the left, former long time State House member Charlie Mueller on the right and resident cynic Barry Simon on The Tom Sumner Program Monday January 13 beginning at 3 p

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