Magic Johnson

When Cookie Johnson’s husband, NBA great Magic Johnson, revealed his HIV status in 1991, she turned her initial fears into a newfound mission. More than two decades later, she continues to inspire as an example of faith and perseverance.

Earletha “Cookie” Johnson isn’t the kind to crumble. Not on your life. During the many challenges she’s faced in her life, she’s drawn on her deep sense of faith and self-worth to emerge stronger, wiser, wittier, and more determined to be a force for good. 


Current Sports | August 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019
Jim Harbaugh
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Jim Harbaugh; James Hudson transfer; Luke Fickell; Magic Johnson


Earle Robinson
Al Martin

Listen to the Celebration of Life for WKAR broadcasting legend Earle Robinson. The event took place on Saturday at Reno's East in East Lansing, MI, featuring almost 30 speakers who shared in remembrance of Robinson. Some of the featured guests included legendary MSU track and field coach Jim Bibbs, former MSU basketball great Mike Robinson, and even MSU / NBA basketball icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson. The event was emceed by Current Sports host Al Martin and local sportscaster Jack Ebling. 


Current Sports | July 22, 2019

Jul 22, 2019
Earle Robinson, Earvin Magic Johnson
WKAR-MSU

Earle Robinson; Earle Robinson Life Celebration; Magic Johnson; Deshaun Tate


Current Sports | May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019
LJ Scott vs Maryland photo
Mitch Stringer / USA TODAY Sports

LJ Scott; Cleveland Browns; Magic Johnson; Los Angeles Lakers; Jeanie Buss; Rob Pelinka


Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

On Monday’s Current Sports, host Al Martin paid tribute to the late Earle Robinson, who passed away at the age of 71 on Saturday. Robinson was a longtime on-air personality with WKAR, who was best known for his work as the host of ‘Sportstalk’ radio. Martin dedicated the hour to Robinson, allowing colleagues, friends, and listeners to pay tribute to the revered broadcaster.

Earle Robinson, Earvin Magic Johnson
WKAR-MSU

NBA and Michigan State University great Earvin "Magic" Johnson remembered his friend, longtime WKAR sports host Earle Robinson, who passed away at the age of 71.

Current Sports | May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019
Kentucky Derby
LeStudio 1 / Flickr

Kentucky Derby; Maximum Security; Country House; Lebron James; Jason Ruff; Odessa Jackalopes; NHL Playoffs


Cassius Winston
Al Martin - WKAR

NBA Playoffs; Golden State Warriors; Houston Rockets; Felipe Lopez; 30 for 30; Deshaun Tate


Magic Johnson
Al Martin / WKAR

Plans are moving forward by a company with ties to former NBA and Michigan State University basketball star Magic Johnson to redevelop property at the old Michigan Fairgrounds in Detroit.

Magic Johnson
Al Martin / WKAR

Al gives his thoughts on a wild close to the NBA regular season on Wednesday's Segment of the Day.


Current Sports | April 10, 2019

Apr 10, 2019
Magic Johnson
Al Martin / WKAR

NBA; Magic Johnson; MSU Basketball; Tom Izzo Presser; Dwyane Wade; Dirk Nowitzki; LA Lakers;


Cassius Winston, MSU Basketball, Michigan
MSU Spartans

Cassius Winston is already in elite company. The crafty point guard is among a handful of Michigan State players to win Big Ten player of the year honors and earn a spot on The Associated Press All-America team. 

Current Sports | April 1, 2019

Apr 1, 2019
Al Martin
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

March Madness; Michigan State Basketball; Duke Basketball; Final Four; Tom Izzo


Tom Izzo
Al Martin / WKAR

MSU men's basketball coach Tom Izzo holds his Monday press conference at the Breslin Center and recaps the win over Minnesota on Saturday while looking forward to the road matchup against Wisconsin on Tuesday night. 

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