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Tom Sumner

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Tom Sumner was born and raised in Flint, MI. 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. Tom traveled the Midwest in the 70’s and early 80’s as a full-time musician playing drums in small concert venues for recording artists “The Diamonds.” “The Drifters.” “Freddy (Boom-Boom) Cannon,” “Del Shannon,” and many others. Tom took to the air in the 1990’s as a classical music host at Flint’s public radio station, and as media spokesperson in TV PSA’s for mid-Michigan Crimestoppers. He was a regular on-air host during pledge drives for Flint’s public television station. Sumner returned to Michigan in 2007. He hosted a morning show at Kettering University’s student run radio station WKUF 94.3 FM called “Off The KUF” before launching The Tom Sumner Program on Flint’s News Talk 1470 WFNT.

Andrea Sutton

Andrea Sutton has had many roles before becoming Co-host and Associate Producer for The Tom Sumner Program. She has been a stay-at-home Mom, legal secretary, retail and manufacturing employee, poll worker, public safety volunteer for security and active shooter live re-enactments in public schools and comedy show emcee. She joined the Tom Sumner Program in September of 2012. Her signature laugh (including the occasional ‘snort’) and her sense of humor and purpose has made her the ideal on-air complement to Tom and the quirky blend of serious and silly that The Tom Sumner Program is known for. Since joining the show, and in addition to being smart and funny on the air, she has become an important part of the production as well, by assisting with scheduling, screening phone calls and wrangling guests.

Sean Cantwell

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For as long as he’s known what a radio was, Sean Cantwell has known he’s wanted to be on the air. He has spent the last few years playing with bands in and around the Flint area, and it was a chance musical encounter with Tom Sumner that eventually led to a recurring role on the program as Lapeer’s premier political pundit, and eventually as the show’s emergency fill-in co-host, one of few instances where his insomnia worked in his favor! As news director and associate producer of The Tom Sumner Program, Sean is something of a jack-of-all-trades, helping wrangle guests and handling various technical duties in addition to serving as a third voice on the program.

Dan Kurin

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Dan Kurin is an engineer/entrepreneur with a passion for how companies work from the inside out. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University in 2011. During his co-op education he worked in assembly line automation, photovoltaic research and development, and management/engineering consulting. For 3 years after graduating, Dan worked in the telematics division of Laird Technologies, a wireless systems company, but in 2014, he founded Swiftlet Technology, a Home Automation and Engineering Services company based in Flint, MI. Dan serves as the Chief Engineer for The Tom Sumner Program, ensuring that all of the bytes go to the right places.

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