The Big 6

The Big 6 with Jason Martin 
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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.


Check out the Big6 Blog here: http://www.1045thezone.com/big6blog/


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Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 2 “Dirt” Review

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 2 “Dirt” Review

By JASON MARTIN (July 16, 2018) It takes almost no time for the second hour of Sharp Objects to remind us how damaged Camille Preaker is, as she tries to take notes on Natalie Keene’s brother at his sister’s funeral. He’s sobbing and she scribbles down two observations: “Prom King, Loser?” Just incase anyone had…

Big6 Blog: Fans Only THINK They Want Parity

Big6 Blog: Fans Only THINK They Want Parity

By JASON MARTIN (July 13, 2018) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said earlier this week that the “competitive balance” issue raised in some circles concerning his league’s predictability as a result of the recent dominance of the Golden State Warriors is not a problem. Certainly, there’s an argument to be made that the NBA Champion feels…

Titans 2018 Training Camp Schedule

Titans 2018 Training Camp Schedule

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It’s that time of year again. The grass is being cut, the pads are coming out, and the Tennessee Titans are gearing up for a new season. The Titans will kick off training camp on Thursday, July 26 at 9:50 a.m. at Saint Thomas Sports Park. This year’s training camp schedule…

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 1 “Vanish” Review

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 1 “Vanish” Review

By JASON MARTIN (July 8, 2018) I’ve seen the first few hours of HBO’s newest miniseries, Sharp Objects, and plan to continue screening the project over the next few days. I’ve come to two early conclusions, which may or may not make sense, but I will explain them both to you. First, this is an…

Big6 Blog: Ant-Man And The Wasp Review

Big6 Blog: Ant-Man And The Wasp Review

By Jason Martin, July 6, 2018 Sometimes it’s okay for a movie not to try to change your worldview or really assault your senses with anything other than pure entertainment, and after a heavy-handed, yet wildly successful turn to the dark side for Marvel with Avengers: Infinity War, Paul Rudd steps back into his sometimes…

Big6 Blog: Cousins to Golden State Means…

Big6 Blog: Cousins to Golden State Means…

JASON MARTIN (JULY 3, 2018) The Interwebs exploded last night when, after the Los Angeles Lakers decided to find virtually every off-kilter malcontent available on the free agent market, the Golden State Warriors found a way to sign an All-Star caliber big man who can also shoot it from the outside.   DeMarcus Cousins, who…

Jason Martin to debut “The Big Six” on 104-5 The Zone

Jason Martin to debut “The Big Six” on 104-5 The Zone

What I’m not going to do here is pen something called “My Next Chapter” or “I’m Coming Home,” although in some sense, both phrases are true. As of today, I’m back in the friendly confines of the 104.5 The Zone studios here in Nashville, but in a much different role, and one I feel blessed…

LeBron to Lakers, PG stays in OKC, Reactions from Day 1 of NBA Free Agency

LeBron to Lakers, PG stays in OKC, Reactions from Day 1 of NBA Free Agency

The biggest domino of the NBA offseason fell on Sunday night as ESPN Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported via his twitter account that 4-time MVP LeBron James had agreed to sign a 4-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. James spent the last four years as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers and led…

104-5 The Zone’s $ummer of Fun!

104-5 The Zone’s $ummer of Fun!

This summer, 104-5 The Zone, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and Holiday World and Splashin Safari want to send you on a Roller coaster ride for $500 bucks. Tune in to the wake up Zone at 8:35a, the Midday 180 at 10:35a, and the 3HL at 4:35p now through July 20th to win great prizes, like a…

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