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

Detroit Lions
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The Detroit Lions decided to boycott practice on the heels of the shooting of Jacob Blake. Al commends the franchise for leading the way in the NFL. 

Matthew Stafford
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False positive coronavirus tests are causing multiple NFL teams to reevaluate how the prepare for the upcoming NFL season. How is this confusion happening and what is the NFL doing about it?

High School Sports
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Today the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved the start of competition in girls volleyball, boys soccer and girls swimming & diving in certain areas. The Greater Lansing area is still waiting on further COVID-19 executive orders from Governor Gretchen Whitmer in order to proceed with competition in these sports.

Masai Ujiri
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Newly released shows a police officer shoving Toronto Raptors President of Basketball Operations, Masai Ujiri, moments before the trophy celebration for the Raptors organization in the NBA Finals last year. Al sounds-off on what it says about race in America today. 

Justin Fields
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A petition started by a major name in Big Ten college football is floating around that is vying for the sport to resume this fall. Also, a few MSU football players are going to have to make some tough decisions come spring of 2021. 

High School Football
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The Michigan High School Athletic Association has decided to postpone the Fall football season to the Spring of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Current Sports" host Al Martin has more. 

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Tom Izzo has landed another big name that will help the future of Michigan State men's basketball. Find out who it is. 

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We react to the news and try to digest this new reality for college sports fans everywhere. 

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Reports have surfaced that hint toward a meeting taking place between between Big Ten Conference presidents and chancellors deciding to cancel fall sports due to the coronavirus pandemic. How close are we to this becoming a reality?

High School Sports

The Lansing School District decided on Thursday to to cancel Fall sports and extracurricular activities. Al gives thoughts on whether, or not, this is the right move. What do you think?