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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Blogs

B6B: True Detective S3E3 Review

B6B: True Detective S3E3 Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – January 22, 2019) TRUE DETECTIVE: SEASON 3, EPISODE 3: THE BIG NEVER It was just a case when I caught it. I didn’t know it’d be my last. – Wayne Hays First off, apologies for the timing of this piece, as I was out of town all weekend and did…

B6B: Split (2016) Retro Review

B6B: Split (2016) Retro Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – January 15, 2019) We look at those that are shattered and different as less than. What if they’re more than us? – Karen Fletcher *This deep dive comes with the same disclaimer as the Unbreakable piece from last week. If you haven’t seen these films and want to, this is…

B6B: True Detective – Season 3 Premiere Review (Eps 1-2)

B6B: True Detective – Season 3 Premiere Review (Eps 1-2)

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – January 13, 2019) EPISODE 1-2: THE GREAT WAR AND MODERN MEMORY / KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE Whether you loved it or hated it, I have a hard time believing anybody who watched the two episode Season 3 premiere of True Detective didn’t find it much more approachable and engaging than its…

B6B: Unbreakable (2000) Retro Review

B6B: Unbreakable (2000) Retro Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – January 10, 2018) In a comic, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain’s going to be? He’s the exact opposite of the hero, and most times, they’re friends, like you and me. – Elijah Price First off, a warning. Usually, you can rest assured that film reviews I…

B6B: Big 6 Takeaways (TEN vs. IND – SNF)

B6B: Big 6 Takeaways (TEN vs. IND – SNF)

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – December 30, 2018) Waking up Sunday morning to news of Marcus Mariota’s inability to play in the season finale against the Indianapolis Colts helped to crush the already fragile hopes of Tennessee Titans fans who already knew the best player on the team, Jurrell Casey, was finished for the year.…

Titans vs Colts on Sunday Night Football: Everything You Need To Know

Titans vs Colts on Sunday Night Football: Everything You Need To Know

The Tennessee Titans (9-6) host their AFC South rival Indianapolis Colts (9-6) Sunday night for the final game of the NFL regular season.

The winner will advance to the playoffs, while the loser will be eliminated from postseason contention.

Kickoff at Nissan Stadium is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. CST on December 30th.

Join 104-5 The Zone as we broadcast live outside of the Titan Up Tailgate starting at 5:30pm. There will be a chance for you to win a custom Orca Cooler from Titans Radio and Farm Bureau Health Plans autographed by Titans HC Mike Vrabel.

B6B: Big 6 Takeaways (TEN vs. WAS – And Sunday Aftermath)

B6B: Big 6 Takeaways (TEN vs. WAS – And Sunday Aftermath)

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – December 23, 2018) Some wondered where this piece was last night, but it didn’t make sense to write something that could be rendered outdated or obsolete within 24 hours due to results of other games. So, now that we KNOW quite a bit more, let’s talk about what happened yesterday…

B6B: Vince McMahon No Longer Gets It

B6B: Vince McMahon No Longer Gets It

  By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – December 22, 2018) “Nothing’s working. The ratings are in the tank. Not just bad, we’re talking historically awful! What’s wrong with my company! I’m the smartest man alive when it comes to this, that’s why I took out my competition and left them hosting podcasts about what went awry…

B6B: Aquaman Review

B6B: Aquaman Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – December 20, 2018) DC is still looking for sustained success with its major blockbuster motion picture properties. It’s not that every entry has been a disappointment, nor is it that what has come thus far hasn’t been profitable. Films based on superheroes are cash cows, with Marvel owning five of…

Titans vs Redskins: Gameday Info

Titans vs Redskins: Gameday Info

The Tennessee Titans (8-6) look to keep their playoff chances alive Saturday afternoon as they face the Washington Redskins (7-7). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium is scheduled for 3:30pm CST on Saturday, December 22nd.
Join 104-5 The Zone as we broadcast live outside of the Titan Up Tailgate starting at 12pm. There will be a chance for you to win a custom Orca Cooler from Titans Radio and Farm Bureau Health Plans autographed by Titans HC Mike Vrabel.

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