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Jason Cooper

I have always loved radio. This goes back to my childhood when a neighbor had a talk show on a Detroit station. I would go down to the station with him, watch and listen to him, and think "I want to do that one day!" I started out with a radio class in high school, interned at the neighbor's station, and then continued in college. Unfortunately, like most new college graduates, I had bills to pay, so I took a job in sales instead of following my passion. After a few sales jobs over a ten year period, including an Internet start-up that didn't work out, I took time to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, and would make me happy while doing it. This led me back to radio. I went to Specs Howard to get reacquainted with the industry and while there, did yet another internship at WWJ 950AM. From there I got my first break reporting the news for a group of radio stations in Big Rapids, Michigan. My claim to fame while there? I was standing next to United States Senator Carl Levin who was in town speaking when two college students ran up and threw a pie into his face. I had gotten the audio too! No one else there had pictures or video. Fox News, ABC and others called and asked for it. After about 15 months there, I wanted to come back to this side of the state where my family and friends are, and take on a new challenge. In September 2011, I was hired in as the News Director here at WFNT 1470. I am happy to be here, look forward to working in the Flint community, and helping to make WFNT the media presence I know it can be!
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Grant Money Awarded to Genesee County to Eliminate Blighted Properties

Genesee County will receive nearly $4 million as part of a statewide blight elimination project according to State Representative Joe Graves.

A total of 34 municipal, township and counties entities throughout the state will share in $15 million in funding to help eliminate blight in their communities

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Consumers Energy Offers Storm Preparation Tips

With an expected winter storm to bring heavy and wet snow across much of the state late Thursday and Friday, Consumers Energy is offering up storm preparation tips for before, during and after.

Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy's vice president of energy delivery, says the utility company is making preparations to respond to any electrical service interruptions that may result from the storm

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Genesee County Health Department Offers Tips to Help Prevent Flu

It's flu season again and Genesee County has already seen the presence of the virus in the area. Here are some easy steps you can employ to keep yourself free of the dreaded bug.

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