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Jason’s journey with WGFX-FM began back in 2012 when he interned for the Midday 180 while attending Western Kentucky University. He spent a few years as a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh in the late 1990s, but then worked in professional wrestling as an announcer, creative director, talent, and an editorial freelance writer for the next decade before returning to school in 2010. He graduated with a degree in broadcast communications in 2013 and was officially hired by The Zone in March of that year.

As a part of our Zone team, Jason served in many capacities, including board operator, traffic reporter, fill-in producer, and has either guest hosted, or lead hosted every day part on the station. He has been the host on SportsTrend and This Week in Women’s Sports and has hosted Squared Circle Radio alongside David Reed and Brandon Haghany every Sunday morning since January of 2014.

For much of the decade, he moved from announcing duties in pro wrestling to serving as play by play announcer for both the KHSAA and TSSAA in football and basketball, including calling multiple State Championship games. He also hosted Inside Hilltopper Sports Radio in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and was a staff writer for Sporting Times Magazine and online portal.

In 2014, he began writing for SB Nation, and in the summer of that year, he also began contributing to FOX Sports and Outkick the Coverage, focusing on pop culture. Two years later, as the lead culture writer for the site, he was named executive producer for FOX Sports Radio’s nationally syndicated morning show, Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis. He was a regular voice on that show through June 2018 and remains the primary fill-in host and a guest on the program. He also has done work hosting on FOX Sports Radio’s weekend schedule.

In July of 2018, Jason was announced as the daily host of The Zone’s new 6 PM radio show, The Big 6. In addition, he serves as lead writer on 104.5TheZone.com as the editor in chief and scribe of The Big 6 Blog, bringing the sports, wrestling, pop culture, and opinion writing many have come to know him for from Outkick.com to The Zone.


Follow Jason Martin on Twitter @JMartZone.


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B6B: Stranger Things: Season 3, Episodes 3-4 Review

B6B: Stranger Things: Season 3, Episodes 3-4 Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – July 12, 2019) CHAPTER THREE: THE CASE OF THE MISSING LIFEGUARD CHAPTER FOUR: THE SAUNA TEST I was reminded of Eddie Murphy’s classic Delirious special watching these two episodes, you know the one where the couple finds this awesome house that looks like the perfect place to live or spend…

B6B: Stranger Things: Season 3, Episodes 1-2 Review

B6B: Stranger Things: Season 3, Episodes 1-2 Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – July 10, 2019) CHAPTER 1: SUZIE, DO YOU COPY? CHAPTER 2: THE MALL RATS The timing of Stranger Things return to Netflix, quite frankly, couldn’t have been much better. July is an extremely thin month for new content on television, and although there are a few big screen blockbusters to…

Preds Sign Forward Matt Duchene to Seven-Year Contract

Preds Sign Forward Matt Duchene to Seven-Year Contract

(photo courtesy of Nashville Predators) By MADISON BLEVINS (@Madison4Blevins) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The NBA Free Agency frenzy is not the only big headline in sports this week. Nashville Predators President and GM David Poile announced Monday that the team has signed forward Matt Duchene to a seven-year, $56 million contract through the 2025-26 season. “We…

Vandy Boys Clinch CWS Title, Again – But this Time, It’s Bigger than Baseball

Vandy Boys Clinch CWS Title, Again – But this Time, It’s Bigger than Baseball

By MADISON BLEVINS (@Madison4Blevins) Vanderbilt Baseball credits the unity they built off the field through a difficult time as the reason they found success on the field again. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt Baseball clinched its second national title in six seasons on Wednesday in Omaha after a 2-1 series win over Michigan. The Vandy Boys…

B6B: Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

B6B: Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – June 27, 2019) Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. – King Henry (King Henry IV, Part II) With very few exceptions, perhaps the most difficult task in all of the superhero movie genre has been landing on the right actor to portray Peter Parker, not to mention his alter-ego,…

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th

NASHVILLE – Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th presented by Dr Pepper will feature multi-platinum chart-topper Brett Eldredge as headliner at the main stage at Fifth and Broadway, and the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony will perform at Ascend Amphitheater synchronized to one of the largest fireworks show in the country. July 3 festivities will take place as part of “Start With…

B6B: Ricochet Should Be WWE’s Next Breakout Superstar

B6B: Ricochet Should Be WWE’s Next Breakout Superstar

  By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – June 24, 2019 Last night at WWE Stomping Grounds – a show much maligned in advance for ticket woes and basically retreads of mediocre matches from the past two months – Vince McMahon managed to allow much of his talent to take center stage in a heavy in-ring show…

B6B: Toy Story 4 Review

B6B: Toy Story 4 Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – June 19, 2019) “4” is pretty rarified air as it relates to a film trilogy, or for that matter a scripted television season. It requires longevity both from a cast willing to keep on coming back for more as well as an audience willing to… keep on coming back for…

B6B: On 9 and 27 from a Transplant

B6B: On 9 and 27 from a Transplant

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – June 13, 2019) Here’s what I can’t do: Add anything to what’s already been written over the past 24 hours or certainly over the past 24 years about either Steve McNair or Eddie George. I needed to find some sort of angle that wouldn’t rely on recapping and laying out…

B6B: Playing the Blame Game is Futility at Its Worst

B6B: Playing the Blame Game is Futility at Its Worst

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – June 12, 2019) Once it was revealed on Wednesday afternoon that Kevin Durant had already undergone surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon, we officially learned what we unofficially already felt was the case. Interestingly, the Golden State Warriors had stated there were no updates on KD five minutes…

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