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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Michigan State University has confirmed that it dismissed three former football players for their violations of the school's Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RSVM) Policy.

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John "The Spider" Salley is a Detroit Pistons great who was apart of "The Bad Boys" era of the late 80s, which won back to back NBA titles. The Brooklyn, New York native was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams.

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Multiple updates came from the Michigan State football team this afternoon as players and coaches addressed the media inside the Skandalaris Football Center. It was the first time that MSU players have been made available since the sexual assault charges of former Spartans Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance.

WKAR “Current Sports” host / reporter Al Martin brings you up to date on what the players had to say in regards to the investigation, including a few personnel moves for the team. 

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Due to the MSU football sexual assault investigation involving former players Josh King, Demetric Vance, and Donnie Corley, "The S.W.A.P. Meet with James Moore" decides to tackle the subject. Moore has a special message for the parents of the three young men who were charged this week in court. He also opens up about his own parenting battle concerning his son. It's another emotional, powerful message for all to hear. 


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Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon joins "Current Sports with Al Martin" to discuss her decision to authorize sexual assault charges against Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance yesterday afternoon. 


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Michigan State University head football coach issued a statement following the dismissal of Auston Robertson from the football program. It followed Robertson being charged with sexual misconduct. 

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Three MSU football players remain suspended over the possibility of facing criminal charges of sexual assault. The suspensions have dominated talk of Spartan football during recent practices and heading into Saturday’s spring football game at Spartan Stadium.


Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio at a podium
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On Wednesday, athletes from across the nation made their college choices known.

Michigan State football welcomed 24 new names to the Spartan family.

Mark Dantonio held a press conference yesterday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, addressing every player in the class.

Current Sports’ Al Martin was there.

WKAR’s Mark Bashore asked how good the class is.

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Current Sports host Al Martin talks with MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo about where his team stands this season.


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The Detroit Lions picked up a win over the Chicago Bears at home yesterday. Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the hand injury suffered by quarterback Matthew Stafford and a weekend update on MSU men’s basketball.


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The Detroit Lions beat the New Orleans Saints on the road yesterday, marking seven wins in the last eight contests. Current Sports host Al Martin talks about what is going right for the Honolulu Blue.


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The Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes provided a rivalry game for the ages on Saturday . We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about how the college football playoff was shaken up a bit with the outcome, the final game of the MSU football season and the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions.


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The MSU football and men’s basketball teams were both involved in nail-biters over the weekend. One Spartan squad lost, while the other wiped its brow in victory. Current Sports host Al Martin helps us recap those barn-burners, as well as update us on the Detroit Lions win against Jacksonville.


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The 49-0 drubbing of Rutgers on Saturday finally gave the MSU football team a conference win. We talk with Current Sports host Al  Martin about the Spartan victory and Michigan's loss at Iowa.


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Matthew Stafford has done it again. The Detroit Lions quarterback displayed last minute heroics during yesterday’s road game against the Minnesota Vikings. We chat with Current Sports host Al Martin.


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