The Big 6

The Big 6 with Jason Martin 
(Weekdays 6:00pm-7:00pm)

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: The Sinner – Part VIII (Season 2 Finale) Review

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part VIII (Season 2 Finale) Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – September 19, 2018) Remember me saying last week that it was shot and timed to make it appear like Julian killed his mother, but that I didn’t buy it? Remember me also saying to anticipate one more twist and that there HAD to be some deeper reason for us spending…

Big6 Blog: Ozark: S2E10 “The Gold Coast” Review

Big6 Blog: Ozark: S2E10 “The Gold Coast” Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – September 20, 2018) Season 2 of Ozark has been far more interesting than its predecessor, but it follows the usual pattern of a new installment, because virtually everything has grown bigger, especially the body count. We lost Jacob Snell in the penultimate and Mason Young a few episodes ago, but…

Big6 Blog: Ozark: S2E9 “The Badger” Review

Big6 Blog: Ozark: S2E9 “The Badger” Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – September 20, 2018) Here’s a little story about a pair of hopeless, adventurous romantics named Jacob and Darlene Snell. From the moment Ozark showed us the day they met, and especially once Darlene talked Jacob into leaving his girlfriend at the table and going with the gal that “will at…

Big6 Blog: Ozark: S2E8 “The Big Sleep” Review

Big6 Blog: Ozark: S2E8 “The Big Sleep” Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – September 18, 2018) Darlene Snell man, this woman is diabolical when she feels disrespected, isn’t she? She leads to Rachel’s overdose, Amos the friendly heroin supplier’s death, and all sorts of other health issues and other deaths in multiple areas. She decided what she needed to do to teach the…

Big6 Blog: Ozark: S2E7 “One Way Out” Review

Big6 Blog: Ozark: S2E7 “One Way Out” Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – September 18, 2018) How far is too far? When has a road been traveled where it’s impossible to backtrack and fix the mistakes of the past? These are questions we can begin to ask about Marty Byrde, because he’s starting to consider them himself. While his wife is busy trying…

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E7 “Something Stupid” Review

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E7 “Something Stupid” Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – September 17, 2018) The opening sequence of tonight’s episode was the very epitome of a LITERAL “cold” open. It ended with two people increasingly on different paths, taking different roads, and growing apart. This season for Jimmy McGill has been about deciding to take the low road, rather than simply…

Big6 Blog: Big 6 Takeaways (Titans vs. Texans – Week 2)

Big6 Blog: Big 6 Takeaways (Titans vs. Texans – Week 2)

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – September 16, 2018) The Tennessee Titans, without their starting quarterback, both starting tackles, their stud TE…no sweat, right? Well, not exactly. It took some bad football from Houston early, some inventive, almost high-school like offense from Matt LaFleur’s offense, and an inexplicably terrible finish for Deshaun Watson on the final…

Titans vs Texans: Everything You Need To Know For Gameday

Titans vs Texans: Everything You Need To Know For Gameday

The Tennessee Titans are set to kick off their 2018 home opener at Nissan Stadium against their week two opponent the Houston Texans. Titans Radio coverage starts at 10am CST with the Lee Company Countdown to Kickoff with Mickey Ryan, Kevin Dyson, Mark Howard and Blaine Bishop LIVE from the Pinnacle Titan Up Tailgate outside…

Big6 Blog: Big 6 Takeaways (UT vs. UTEP)

Big6 Blog: Big 6 Takeaways (UT vs. UTEP)

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – September 15, 2018) 24-0 sounds good, it really does, until you take a look at the opponent. UTEP, with the loss, has dropped 15 consecutive games. That’s the longest active losing streak in FBS, and the Miners were obliterated by UNLV (Not Larry Johnson, Anderson Hunt, and Stacey Augmon either)…

Better Call Saul: S4E6 “Pinãta” Review

Better Call Saul: S4E6 “Pinãta” Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – September 17, 2018) In another terrific episode, Better Call Saul foreshadowed its own future, as well as the events to come in the Breaking Bad story we’ve already seen. It wasn’t an extended hour or anything overdone, but instead relied upon our knowledge of a certain series of outcomes to…

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