Current Sports with Al Martin premieres Monday, May 13 at 1 p.m. The new radio talk show from WKAR tackles sports topics in depth, with special guests and listener interaction, while exploring new ground.
"I really see sports talk evolving," Martin says. "I want this show to go beyond the Xs and Os. I want to dive deep into topics that can be relatable to anyone. ANYONE."
Among the topics ahead in the first week will be concussions in sports and the business of sports.
"Would you let your child play physical sports knowing the new information out there about concussion risk?" he asks. "Why is there a lack of African Americans in the game of baseball today and what has diverted their interest over the years? Why do so many athletes end up broke when their careers are done? Those are topics that go beyond your typical Xs and Os," Martin says.
Select segments from Current Sports with Al Martin will be featured during Current State and Morning Edition broadcasts on 90.5 FM.
An MSU Grad!
Martin joined WKAR on April 30 from WLNS in Lansing. The Detroit native is a 2012 graduate of Michigan State University's College of Communication Arts & Sciences. His passion for sports journalism began as a high school student when he was sports editor of his school paper.
AM870 SportsTalk with Earle Robinson
Current Sports fills the slot occupied for years by AM870 SportsTalk with Earle Robinson. Robinson retired from WKAR in early 2013 after 39 years at the station.