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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Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo spoke at the Breslin Center during the first practice for the Spartans. Izzo is embarking on his 36th year at MSU, 24th as head coach of the program. 

Mark Dantonio
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Mark Dantonio, head coach of the Michigan State football team, held his weekly press conference this morning at Spartan Stadium. Dantonio puts a lid on the win over Indiana on Saturday night and previews the matchup against Central Michigan University.

Gene and Maya Washington
Maya Washington

Maya Washington, the daughter of MSU football legend Gene Washington, will bring a special screening of her film Through the Banks of the Red Cedar to Wells Hall on Wednesday.  Gene is one of MSU's greatest football heroes and was recruited by coach Duffy Daugherty out of the deep south in the 1960s. 

Cleveland Browns
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Cleveland Browns; New York Jets; Thursday Night Football; Baker Mayfield; Detroit Lions; New Englad Patriots; Michigan State vs University of Michigan Football; 

Mark Dantonio
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Mark Dantonio, head coach of the Michigan State football team, held his weekly press conference at Spartan Stadium. Dantonio previews the MSU football game at Indiana, which will mark the third straight night game for the 1-1 Spartans. 

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. 


Lansing Catholic High School
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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.

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