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 Attorney General

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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William Strampel; Cheyna Roth; Frozen Four; Neil Koepke; Frozen Four; College Hockey; NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament; Final Four; DeShaun Tate 


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Michigan State Men's Basketball; University of Michigan Men's Basketball; Tom Izzo Press Conference; Tyler Parsons; General Manager of Lansing Lugnuts; Tiger Woods 


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NCAA Tournament Selection Show; Michigan State Men's Basketball; Michigan Men's Basketball; Greg Monahan; Lansing Lugnuts; Ulcerative Colitis


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Detroit Lions; Matthew Stafford; NFL Draft; NFL Combine; Detroit Pistons; DeMar DeRozan; MSU Men's Basketball; NCAA Tourney Selection Show; Big Ten Tournament 


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Le'Veon Bell Franchise Tag; NFL; Pittsburgh Steelers; Kirk Cousin; Free Agency; Zachary Swiecicki; NFL Combine; Michigan State Women's Basketball


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Kobe Bryant; Oscars; Time's Up; Brian Calloway; Lansing State Journal; High School Basketball; East Lansing High School; Steve Finamore; MSU Men's Basketball


MSU Athletics

Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament; New York City; Michigan State Men's Basketball; University of Michigan Men's Basketball; Spartans; Wolverines; 


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Stan Van Gundy; NCAA; MSU Men's Basketball; Miles Bridges; Big Ten Awards; Black Panther; Alex Hosey; East Lansing Boys Basketball; Racism; 

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Austin Hatch; Michigan Men's Basketball; MSU Men's Basketball; Illinois; Senior Day; NBA All Star Game; Fergie National Anthem Apology

"The Game" 92.9FM Atlanta, Ga. / CBS Radio

Mardi Gras; Trinidad and Tobago; Winter Olympics; MSU Men's Basketball; Lansing Lugnuts; Scott Pohl; Nick Grueser; DeShaun Tate; CBS Radio


Craig Evans

Former Michigan State defensive tackle Craig Evans joined Current Sports host Al Martin on the air Thursday afternoon, coming to the aid of head coach Mark Dantonio in light of the ESPN "E:60" report. The report details alleged mishandling of sexual assault claims within Dantonio's program. Evans played for the Spartans from 2014-15 before leaving the program due to "personal reasons" back in April of 2016. Evans says that he was kicked-off the team due to problems with marijuana use. 


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Tonight's "Current Sports with Al Martin" 2 Minute Drill brings you postgame coverage from tonight's Michigan State men's basketball win over Penn State. It took a 52 point, comeback effort in the second half to get the dub. However, all of the attention was, yet again, focused on Spartans head coach Tom Izzo and his response to the ESPN "E:60" report, which calls into question the program's integrity.

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