Al Martin

Host, Current Sports

Al Martin is the host of Current Sports, the weekly TV show and daily radio call-in program from WKAR.  Al is also on the Current State team as a regular sports contributor and plays a key sports reporting and content role on all other WKAR media platforms.

Prior to joining WKAR in April 2013, Martin was a sports reporter at WLNS-TV/6 in Lansing, Michigan.

The Detroit native is a 2012 graduate of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. His passion for sports journalism began as a high school student when he was sports editor of his school paper.

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Kathie Klages
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A second person has now been charged in connection to the Michigan Attorney General's Office investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of the Larry Nassar case. Former MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages was charged today with lying to police during the investigation into Nassar. 


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The coach of a Lansing high school that faced controversy last year after punishing football players who knelt during the national anthem said kneeling players will no longer be disciplined. 


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Current Sports host Al Martin talks with newly appointed Michigan State University athletic director Bill Beekman about his hire, which has been met with criticism by some. 

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Current Sports with Al Martin has hit the road! Listen as Al broadcasts in front of Cooley Law School Stadium and invites you for an hour of baseball fun! 

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Join Current Sports' Al Martin this Friday, July 20 at Cooley Law School Stadium ahead of the Salute to Service game against Peoria. The LIVE broadcast will begin at 6 pm and go until game time at 7 pm.

WKAR's Karel Vega spoke to Al to find out more about Current Sports' first ever live remote broadcast. 


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Manny Machado; Kawhi Leonard; Dodgers; Raptors; MLB All-Star Game; Usain Bolt; Crossover Athletes


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Michigan State Board of Trutees; Bill Beekman; John Engler; IMPACT 89FM; Zachary Swiecicki; Pittsburgh Steelers; Le'Veon Bell

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Michigan State University; John Engler; Bill Beekman; MSU Athletic Director; Mark Dantonio; Tom Izzo; Suzy Merchant


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Michigan State Univeritiy Interim President John Engler announced the appointment of Bill Beekman as MSU's athletic director on Monday morning. Beekman took over for Mark Hollis back in February, after Hollis stepped down in light of the Larry Nassar scandal. Beekman will now oversee MSU's 25 varsity sports teams and will relinquish his position as secretary fo the Board of Trustees. 

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East Lansing, Mich. –  Michigan State men’s basketball sophomore forward Nick Ward has elected to return for his junior year and will be withdrawing his name from consideration for the 2018 NBA Draft.

On the April 21-22, 2018 edition of Current State: a new bill to make thousands of Medicaid recipients in Michigan work for their benefits, an MSU professor gives his thoughts on the controversy at Starbucks, Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer, a new place to watch glass-blowing in Michigan and meet the "last keeper of the light" in Ireland. Saturday at 11:00 a.m. & Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on 90.5 FM. 


Karen Truszkowski

Karen Truszkowski is the attorney representing an alleged victim of rape by three unnamed Michigan State men's basketball players in 2015. The Michigan State University student is suing the school for how she says she was treated after informing the MSU Counseling Center. 


On this edition of Current State: Michigan lawmakers findings on MSU/Nassar; the "seduction of an unmarried woman law" in Michigan; Personal memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Preparing for Severe Weather Season and getting rid of stink bugs!

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Current State - the latest on the arrest of an MSU dean; a talk with one of Larry Nassar's survivors and her plans to help Meridian Township; Bridge Magazine's profile of the 39 gun bills in the state legislature; Plus YMusic.


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Michigan State men's basketball guard / forward Miles Bridges has decided to forgo his final two years of eligibility and take his talents to the next level, declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft and signing with agent Rich Paul and Klutch Sports.

 

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