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I was born and raised in Flint, attending Holy Redeemer High School, Mott Community College, and I have degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Michigan-Flint. I'm also a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1968-1972, and an avid racquetball player that enjoys his workouts at Hurley Health & Fitness Center. I joined Cars 108 and work in multiple roles as Operations Manager and Program Director. I assumed the Program Director role for WQUS (US1031) in 2012.
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Petition Started to Make Pole Dancing an Olympic Sport

Vertical Dance, a British pole-dancing company, is petitioning the International Olympic Committee to get their sport recognized as a test event for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

According to the petition, which has so far garnered about 6,000 signatures, "Over 50 countries worldwide take part in lessons, workshops, conventions, expose, competitions and teacher training."

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Watch Lightning Strike a Plane [VIDEO]

Last weekend, an Emirates Airbus 380 was struck by a jagged bolt of lightning as it began its descent into London's Heathrow Airport. Luckily, none of the passengers aboard were harmed, and the plane made it safely to the ground.

Believe it or not, airplanes generally sustain a couple of lightning strikes per year, and are designed so that their bodies act as a conductor, allowing the lightning to pass through without causing any damage.

What made this particular lightning strike different was that it was caught on video. Read on to see this latest jolt from Mother Nature plus other crazy lighting attacks from the past.

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NBC Expands ‘The Voice’ to Two Hours

In a move that will surprise no one, NBC announced Thursday that it is expanding 'The Voice' to two hours, effective June 7.

June 7 is, of course, when 'The Voice' switches to its live performance shows. According to Deadline, the live shows will air from 9-11PM on Tuesdays, following an hour-long episode of 'America's Got Talent.'

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Horrible Bosses’ Trailer: Watch Jennifer Aniston Strip Down to Her Underwear [VIDEO]

After a number of box-office bombs, it looks like Jennifer Aniston may be ready for a big-screen comeback.

The former 'Friends' star is one of many famous faces co-starring in the summer comedy 'Horrible Bosses,' about three disgruntled coworkers who set out to kill their, well, horrible bosses.

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Will Phil Jackson Coach the Knicks in 2012?

On Sunday, coach Phil Jackson made it clear he had every intention of retiring following the Lakers' devastating playoff defeat to the Dallas Mavericks.

"In all my hopes and aspirations," he said, "this is the final game that I'll coach."

Of course, Jackson has cried wolf before, so it should come as no surprise that he's considering taking over the New York Knicks in 2012.

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The Downside Of Spring – Townsquare Media Flint’s Smoking Lounge!

I'm not a fan of winter, but one of its most admirable qualities is that it covers up the mess of the smokers. Pictured below is the "smoking kettle" outside our building. During the winter it is mostly covered with snow and the cigarette butts are lost in the white splendor, but come spring this is what we have to look at and smell.

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Rick Springfield Arrested for DUI

Rocker Rick Springfield was arrested Sunday night in Malibu, CA, and charged with a DUI.

According to TMZ, police initially pulled over the 61-year-old for a traffic violation. However, when they noticed the smell of alcohol, Springfield was subjected to two failed sobriety tests, where he measured a .10 and a .08.

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FBI Updates Most Wanted Lists to Reflect Osama bin Laden’s Death

Now that Osama (Usama) bin Laden has been killed, the FBI has updated its Most Wanted Terrorists list, officially marking him as "DECEASED."

Nine other terrorists remain on the list, including bin Laden's deputy, Ayman Al-Zawahiri.

The FBI also updated its 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list to reflect yesterday's news.

Check out a direct look at the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list after the jump.

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Celebrate the Royal Wedding With Viagra-Laced Beer

It's no big secret that most Americans aren't all that fascinated by the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which will take place this Friday at Westminster Abby.

But here's something about it that might get a rise out of you: Scottish brewing company Brew Dog is celebrating the occasion by releasing a "Royal Virility Performance" ale, which, according to its website, is laced with herbal Viagra, chocolate, goat weed and "a healthy dose of sarcasm."

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‘Goddess’ Bree Olson Dumps Charlie Sheen

Actor Charlie Sheen had a bit of "sad" news to report at the Fort Lauderdale, FL, stop of his 'Violent Torpedo of Truth' tour on Saturday.

During a Q&A segment with the audience, Sheen revealed that he had been dumped by one of his "goddesses," porn star Bree Olson, via text message. According to Radar Online, the troubled actor admitted he wasn't doing well after receiving the bad news, but he still wished her the best of luck.

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Woman Attacked by Secret Python, Saved by Police

There seems to be a trend among people who house dangerous, exotic and/or illegal pets in their home: they end up attacked by their very own beloved creature.

Such is the case for a Kansas woman who, after harboring a secret pet python, wound up with its jaws around her neck until a police officer intervened.

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