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!
Company Flint Mayor Wants for Waste Collection Involved in Corruption Probe
A waste collection company that Flint Mayor Karen Weaver wants to sign to a five-year deal is a key player in a Macomb County corruption case.
Flint Mayor Hasn’t Paid Water Bill Since July
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver hasn't paid her water bills since July according to city records obtained by MLive.
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver Says No Trash Collection Until Further Notice
In statement Saturday night, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said there will be no trash collection until further notice due to the city no longer having a waste removal contract.
Yes, Cleveland Rocked for RNC 2016
Whew! Glad to be back home in the mitten, but let me tell you, what an amazing week at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland! The city truly did rock!
WFNT’s Jason Cooper Talks with Ann Coulter at RNC 2016 [Audio]
I got a chance to catch up with political pundit Ann Coulter this morning. If you weren't aware, the sometimes controversial best-selling author has connections to Michigan.
Jason Cooper’s Tuesday Night and Wednesday at RNC 2016
We're nearing 5 p.m. on Wednesday down in Cleveland and it has been a hectic day to say the least! But first a little on last night and some controversy that ensued off sight.
WFNT’s Jason Cooper Catches Up with Montell Williams at RNC 2016
I was able to catch up with former talk show host Montell Williams at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
A Look Inside the “Q” and Media Row at RNC 2016 [Video]
For those who missed my live Facebook video earlier, check out this quick video from inside Quicken Loans Arena and Media Row.
Good Morning from RNC 2016 in Cleveland!
Made it! I arrived in Cleveland last night (Monday) and while I have been going non-stop, it's already been exciting!
RNC 2016 Credentials Pick Up in Cleveland
On Saturday, I woke up early and drove down to Cleveland to pick up my media credentials for the 2016 Republican National Convention which officially begins on Monday.
Coop’s Checklist for RNC 2016 in Cleveland
The 2016 Republican National Convention will be held next week in Cleveland and I was fortunate enough to receive media credentials to cover it.
Special Event Curfew in Effect for Flint Fireworks
A special events curfew will be in effect for Flint's Fourth of July Fireworks event on Friday.