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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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. 


Mel Tucker
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

First-year head coach of the Michigan State football team, Mel Tucker, holds his virtual press conference. 


Matt Patricia
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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia seemingly has stuck his foot in his mouth. Listen to how he tried to clear up things. 


Matthew Stafford
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The Detroit Lions blew another lead, this time against the New Orleans Saints, resulting in the loss. Al recaps it all, while also looking at other big NFL storylines from around the league. 


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