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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Tom Izzo
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MSU men's basketball falls hard at Purdue; NFL playoffs weekend; College football national championship tonight.


George Perles
MSU Athletics

George Perles Dies; James Moore reflects on Perles death; Scott Pohl interviews Mark Wilson about Perles death; XFL 2020 rules


MSU Men's Basketball
Nic Antaya / Flickr Creative Commons

Michigan State men's basketball over Illinois; NFL wildcard weekend preview; Reflection Friday 


James Moore
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Alabama tops Michigan | Big Ten football bowl overview | James Moore feature | David Stern dies 


Pinstripe Bowl
Christopher Skillman / Flickr Creative Commons

Current Sports New Year's Special; MSU Football wins Pinstripe Bowl; Detroit Lions season comes to close; Michigan State men's basketball tops Western Michigan 


Joshua Langford
Associated Press

Joshua Langford of MSU men's basketball is out for the season; NFL weekend ahead, what to watch for; Reflection Friday 


Mark Dantonio
MSU Athletics

Michigan State men's basketball tops Northwestern; MSU Football Signing Day press conference; Throwback Thursday


Mark Dantonio
MSU Athletics

The Michigan State football team finished the season with a 27-21 victory over Wake Forest on Friday night at Yankee Stadium in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The win moved the Spartans record to 7-6, marking the 11th winning season in 13 years under head coach Mark Dantonio. 

Listen to what the Spartans had to say after the victory. 

Mark Dantonio
MSU Athletics

The Michigan State football team is expected to have up to 20 players sign national letters of intent today for the early signing period of the 2020 recruiting class. 

According to 247 Sports, the class is ranked 38th nationally, and 11th in the Big Ten Conference. 

Listen as Mark Dantonio addresses the media this morning from Spartan Stadium, giving you details on the future players who will be wearing Green and White on the gridiron. 


Tom Izzo
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Tom Izzo weekly press conference; Michigan State men's basketball on the road against Northwestern; NFL power rankings 


Matt Patricia
Flickr / Creative Commons

The mess that is the Detroit Lions; MSU men's basketball over Oakland; Cassius Winston healing over death of brother; Weekend Winners 


Max Bischel
Derek Brookmeyer

Michigan’s Legislature voted Wednesday to legalize sports betting and internet gambling. The federal ban was lifted by the Supreme Court in 2018.

The bills approved will expand options for gamblers in Michigan, which will become the 20th state to authorize sports wagers and the fifth to allow casino-style games to be played online.

Current Sports host Al Martin invited Max Bischel of Gambling.com to discuss how big of an impact this could have on the state’s economy.


Erik "Doc" Love
WKAR-MSU

When it comes to knowing the local Lansing area scene in high school football and basketball, Erik "Doc" Love is the go-to man. The high school sports analyst and broadcaster joins Current Sports with Al Martin, previewing the top talent in high school boys basketball. Doc breaks down the names and teams that you should know and who could make it all the way for a possible state title. Also, listen as Doc recaps the incredible high school football seasons of Lansing Catholic and Pewamo-Westphalia, who both won state championships over Thanksgiving break at Ford Field! 


Horse Racing
DeWayne Minor

DeWayne Minor, now a horse trainer in Florida, became the first African-American driver in the richest event in harness racing, the Hambletonian, back in 2000. The race is equivalent to the likes of what The Kentucky Derby is to Grade I stakes racing. Joining Friday's Current Sports with Al Martin, Minor talks about taking pride in helping pave the way for other minorities in the sport. 


After a one-day hiatus, today's Current Sports with Al Martin dives into a recap of what occurred on Tuesday night inside the Breslin Center, as Michigan State men's basketball fell to Duke. 

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