Al Martin

Host, Current Sports

Al Martin is the host of Current Sports, the daily radio call-in program from WKAR NewsTalk.  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.

Ways to Connect

Josh Langford
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Beloved MSU men's basketball player Joshua Langford has decided to stop playing the game of basketball. Hear why. Also, MSU guard Foster Loyer adds his name to the many Spartans who are deciding to take their game to another program. 


Spartan Stadium
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We react to the news concerning the MSU football program allowing fans to attend this weekend's spring game at an 8% capacity. Also, the sports world braces for the George Floyd / Derek Chauvin trial result. 


Scottie Hazelton
MSU Athletics

Hear what MSU defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton had to say concerning the progression of the Michigan State football defense in spring practice. Also, Al gives thoughts on yesterday's WNBA Draft and Michael Jordan inducting Kobe Bryant into the Basketball Hall of Fame. 


Thomas Kithier
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Michigan State men's basketball has yet another player who has decided to hit the transfer portal. What does this mean for the team moving forward? Also, hear what MSU football coach Mel Tucker had to say concerning the second scrimmage of spring football for the Spartans. 


Hideki Matsuyama
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We celebrate the historic Masters win that was Sunday for Hideki Matsuyama, who became the first Japanese player to ever win a Green Jacket. Also, Al sounds-off on COVID-19 in youth sports and the Iron Mountain fan who was booted from the Breslin Center for not putting on his mask over the weekend. 


Golf
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We recap what went down at round one of The Masters yesterday. Also, Al gives an update on the Deshaun Watson sexual assault allegations, as well as a Flashback Friday interview with MSU golf coach Casey Lubahn. Our own Scott Pohl also tells you about how golf has come to Jackson Field! 


Golf
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The 'tradition unlike any other' has returned to our lives, golf fans. Al has the latest on round one of 'The Masters.' Also, we acknowledge the incredible accomplisment of former Lansing Sexton standout Drew Valentine and get an MSU spring football update from head coach Mel Tucker. 


Baylor Basketball
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We recap the NCAA men's basketball championship game from last night, which crowned the Baylor Bears as the kings of college hoops, as Gonzaga falls short of history. 


Jalen Suggs
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We recap the amazing weekend that was the UCLA / Gonzaga Final Four matchup, as well as the NCAA women's basketball national championship between Arizona and Stanford! Also, we have MSU spring football interviews coming your way.


Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving
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We bring to you this week's media availability of MSU defensive line coach Ron Burton, who comments on the progression of spring practice, while also touching upon this weekend's NCAA tournament Final Four action in the men's and women's bracket. Also, "team-up" NBA culture is tackled. 


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