The Tom Sumner Program

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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 public radio station WFBE 95.1, and as media spokesperson in TV PSA’s for mid-Michigan Crimestoppers. He was a regular on-air host during pledge drives for public television station WUOM. Sumner returned to Michigan in 2007. He hosted a morning show at Kettering University’s student run radio station WKUF 94.3 called “Off The KUF” before launching The Tom Sumner Program on Flint’s News Talk 1470 WFNT. The Tom Sumner Program features guest interviews weekdays and a weekly round table called ARMCHAIR POLITICS streaming at www.tomsumnerprogram.com. Broadcast partners include WFOV 92.1 in Flint, KFNX 1100 in Phoenix and “No Limits Radio” based in Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago.


The Tom Sumner Program's ARMCHAIR POLITICS is a weekly round table discussion hosted by Tom Sumner with retired political science professor Paul Rozycki on the left, former Republican party official Henry Hatter on the right and a rotating third chair providing commentary and analysis about national politics and current events. ARMCHAIR POLITICS is a featured segment of The Tom Sumner Program. Past episodes are available in the show archives at www.tomsumnerprogram.com