FLINT TWP. — Flint Township has created a new radio show and podcast to spotlight area businesses and help residents rediscover the great resources that their community has to offer.
Discover Flint Township, a half-hour radio program produced by the Flint Township Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and 103.9 the Fox, debuted across the airwaves on Jan. 3. The show will air every Sunday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., featuring local businesses and information about upcoming community events each week.
Listeners can also catch a recorded podcast of each show on the Flint Township DDA YouTube channel.
Tracey Tucker, Economic Enhancement Director for Flint Township, said that the Discover Flint Township program is aimed at attracting new business growth and keeping residents informed.
“Each week, we’ll feature a current or incoming business in the township and have business owners on to talk about the services or products they offer,” said Tucker, who serves as the host for Discover Flint Township. “We’ll also talk about a variety of topics from around the township, like updates on construction projects in the area.”
To kick off Discover Flint Township’s first month on the air, Tucker will be highlighting three of the show’s primary sponsors: Financial Plus Credit Union, HAP and Shea Automotive Group. Next week’s show on Jan. 17 will feature Shea, followed by episodes focusing on HAP on Jan. 24 and Financial Plus Credit Union on Jan. 31.
“This month, we will have one of our primary sponsors on to answer questions from the public,” Tucker said. “For example, Financial Plus is going to have mortgage lenders on to answer questions about topics like refinancing and house buying. HAP will have a representative on to talk about health insurance, and Shea will share tips on car buying and the latest retail/automotive news.”
Tucker said that she also plans to have Flint Township trustees and officials on the program to discuss township government news and field questions from residents.
“We just can’t wait to see the public reaction,” she said. “We hope the show reminds everyone to stay healthy, shop local and discover Flint Township.”