Al Martin

Host, Current Sports

Al Martin is the host of Current Sports, the weekly TV show and daily radio call-in program from WKAR.  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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It's been a long time since the city of Cleveland has celebrated a pro sports championship. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship.


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We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about the life and death of Gordie Howe and Muhammad Ali's funeral, and today's news that former MSU hockey coach and Athletic Director Ron Mason has also passed away.


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He floated like a butterfly and he stung like a bee. Current Sports host Al Martin talks about Muhammad Ali.


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Current Sports host Al Martin discusses college softball. MSU's season has come to an end, while Michigan has earned a high seed for the NCAA tournament.


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Forty years ago this week, Detroit Tiger rookie Mark Fidrych took the mound for his first start at Michigan and Trumbull. Al Martin interviews biographer Doug Wilson about his 2013 book, "The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych."

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Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the Kentucky Derby and the Detroit Tigers recent skid.


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We talk with the host of WKAR's Current Sports, Al Martin, about the NFL draft and the hot streak the Tigers are enjoying.


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We chat with Current Sports host Al Martin about the spring MSU football game, the Battlefield Brawl charity flag football game, and the Pistons exit from the NBA playoffs.


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The MSU men’s basketball team posted two easy wins last week over Illinois and Penn State.  The good news yesterday in the game with the Nittany Lions was the return of star Denzel Valentine from a knee injury. The schedule this week includes a home game against Iowa and a road matchup with Wisconsin.

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Anthony Ianni of Okemos played basketball at Michigan State. Current Sports host Al Martin talks with him about his efforts to promote greater understanding of people on the autism spectrum.


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The NBA draft was held last week. Former Spartans Branden Dawson and Travis Trice now hope to make pro teams.


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Veteran soccer coach Eric Rudland leads the Lansing United squad as head coach and general manager for a second season. In his first year at the helm, Rudland led the club to a 10-3-4 record and a Midwest Region championship.

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MSU football fans made history over the weekend. A record 48,000 people packed Spartan Stadium on Saturday to witness this year’s Green and White scrimmage. It was the largest attendance ever recorded for the annual spring tradition.

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The MSU Women’s Cross Country team stood on college running high ground Saturday, capturing the NCAA National Championship in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was the university’s first national championship since MSU men’s hockey in 2007, and the second women’s national championship in school history.

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Saturday's backyard brawl between Michigan State and Michigan ended with a decisive 35-11 Spartan win. MSU has now won six of the last seven matchups with the Wolverines.

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