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 WKAR News 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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Cade Cunningham
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It's official. Cade Cunningham is a member of the Detroit Pistons, selected as the top pick in last night's NBA Draft. We react. Also, discussion centered on the Los Angeles Lakers / Washington Wizards trade that sent NBA star Russell Westbrook to the west coast. 


Cade Cunningham
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We have an NBA Draft special coming your way! We break down all of the draft action for tonight, and the obvious selection for the Detroit Pistons, who have the number one pick in the draft. Cade Cunningham is coming to Detroit. 


Simone Biles
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We discuss the shocking withdrawal today of famed olympic gymnast Simone Biles, citing mental health reasons for the decision. Also, final takeaways from the MSU football Mel Tucker Big Ten Media Days press conference. 


Mel Tucker
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Hear what Mel Tucker, head coach of the MSU football team, had to say at Big Ten Media Days. Also, we have some of the latest headlines coming out of the Tokyo Olympics. 


Giannis Antetokounmpo
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The Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA championship in 50 years! We have reaction and discussion centered on the historic sports moment. 


Miguel Cabrera
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The Detroit Tigers are on a four-game win streak and have been playing stellar baseball since the all-star break. What is going right? Also, we preview tonight's big game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns!


Lansing United
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The Lansing United women’s soccer team has played its final season. 

Olympics
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We dive into COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics and how one big name tennis star has withdrawn due to a positive test. Also, we highlight the first active NHL player to come out as gay. A look back at our chat with Jason Ruff of the Odessa Jackalopes is on deck as well. 


Jason Ruff
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Jason Ruff, play-by-play voice of the Odessa Jackalopes, joins the show to talk all things hockey! 


Richard Sherman
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We dive into the crazy NBA Finals game 4 from last night, as the Milwaukee Bucks have tied up the series against the Phoenix Suns. Also, NFL star Richard Serman is in hot water, arrested due to a domestic violence incident. More NIL (name, image, and likeness) news out of college sports. 


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