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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Adding to the Michigan State football Holiday Bowl experience, the Spartans got the opportunity to tour the  USS Essex (LHD 2).

Matthew Mitchell / Michigan State Athletic Communications

The Michigan State football team spent Christmas Day at the San Diego Zoo as part of activities leading up to the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl on Thursday night. 

Matt Mitchell / Michigan State Athletic Communications

The Michigan State football team was back on the practice field Sunday afternoon for its second workout of the weekend at Mesa College as the No. 16 Spartans continued to prepare for the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl against No. 18 Washington State.

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The Michigan State football team held its first practice on Saturday at Mesa College in San Diego, California with temperatures in the mid-60s. The No. 16 Spartans will play No. 18 Washington State on December 28th at 9pm in the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl. The team worked out in full pads for two-and-a-half hours, followed by a team lift.

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Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to publicly accuse for Michigan State gymnastics and USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Today she spoke with Current Sports host Al Martin.  


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Geoff Kimmerly, media and content coordinator of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, joins Current Sports host Al Martin and explains why Michigan State men's basketball commit Thomas Kithier was ruled ineligible after deciding to transfer from Macomb Dakota to Clarkston. 


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After the MSU men's basketball win over Southern Utah on Saturday night, head coach Tom Izzo spoke to the media about the criticism that he received concerning sophomore forward Nick Ward. Izzo was scrutinized for his benching of Ward after Tuesday's Big Ten win over Rutgers, in which Ward only played 11 minutes in the 10 point win. 

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WKAR news reporter Scott Pohl has been following the Larry Nassar sentencing in federal court this morning in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The former MSU and USA gymnastics team doctor was sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges by Judge Janet T. Neff. Nassar will be sentenced in state court in January for molesting gymnasts. 


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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has called out Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio via Twitter today. 

"Saw Coach D comments on continuing to "focus" on how "he" can beat Michigan. Congrats on turning around a 3-9 team, plagued with off field issues," Harbaugh wrote. "Good for BIG to have him back."

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The No. 16 Michigan State football team has accepted an invitation to play in the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl against No. 18 Washington State on Thursday, December 28 at 9pm. The game will be held in Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. 

MSU (9-3) has never played in the Holiday Bowl and is 5-2 all-time against Washington State, the last meeting taking place back in 1977. 

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Two former student-athletes at Lansing Catholic High School talked with WKAR about their racial encounters months before they decided to kneel during the national anthem during this year's football season. They also talked about why they left the school. 


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 Multiple Michigan State coaches were made available to the media on Tuesday inside the Breslin Center to discuss the week ahead in MSU sports. Listen to snippets from the press conferences of men's soccer coach Damon Rensing, men's hockey coach Danton Cole, women's volleyball coach Cathy George, women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant, and men's basketball coach Tom Izzo. 

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MSU Men's Basketball; High School Football Playoffs; MSU Football; Northwestern; Lions; Steelers; World Series; Pistons.


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World Series; MSU Men's Basketball; MSU Women's Basketball; Suzy Merchant; Todd Duckett; American Cancer Society.


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According to the Lansing State Journal, Michigan State junior running back LJ Scott was arrested Wednesday for driving on a suspended license. This is the seventh time that Scott, 21, has faced the same, or a similar charge.

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