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.

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Josh Langford
MSU Athletics

A loaded show today, as we discuss the sports city of Los Angeles, which added another championship for the month last night. The Dodgers topped the Tampa Bay Rays to win their first World Series since 1988! Also, hear from beloved MSU men's basketball senior guard Josh Langford


Michigan State Football
MSU Athletics

Today we focus on the Michigan State football loss at the hands of Rutgers on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. What does this mean for the start of Mel Tucker's tenure as head coach and what must the Spartans do to rebound against in-state rival Michigan this week?


Michigan State Athletics

The Michigan State football team was defeated by Rutgers on Saturday afternoon, 38-27, at Spartan Stadium. Spartans head coach Mel Tucker begins his tenure with a loss. Listen to what he, along with players Rocky Lombardi, Xavier Henderson, and Jayden Reed had to say after the game. 

Spartan Stadium
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We are now less than 24 hours away from the start of the 2020 Michigan State football season! Al breaks down the X's and O's of the opening game against Rutgers on Saturday afternoon. 


Swimming and Diving
MSU Athletics

The financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt by Michigan State University Athletics. So much so, that the university has announced that it will no longer sponsor men’s and women’s swimming and diving as varsity sports after this season. 

 


MSU Football
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In the trying year that has been the COVID-19 pandemic, intermixed with the unusual hiring process of Mel Tucker, what exactly are the realistic expectations for the MSU football team?


Mel Tucker
MSU Athletics

Listen to what MSU head football coach Mel Tucker had to say this week during his first-ever Spartans game week press conference! 


Detroit Lions
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The Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, keeping them in the hunt for a possible playoff spot in the early stages of the season. But, is this what Lions fans really want?


Mike Tressel
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan State football team has opened up as double-digit favorites to beat Rutgers in the season-opener later this month. We discuss why, as well as roll-in an interview with safeties coach Mike Tressel. 


Tom Izzo
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The Michigan State men's and women's basketball teams have opened up practice! Listen to what head coaches Tom Izzo and Suzy Merchant have to say about the upcoming season. 


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