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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.


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Info for the Wilson Bank & Trust Kid Zone at SportsFest

Info for the Wilson Bank & Trust Kid Zone at SportsFest

Enjoy a family-filled day at the 10th Annual SportsFest on Saturday, March 30th at Nissan Stadium. The Wilson Bank & Trust Kid Zone is a perfect area for you and your kids to spend time together and enjoy fun activities. The Wilson Bank & Trust and Kid Zone will have numerous different activities for you…

104-5 The Zone’s Midday 180 Raises $32,510 for LLS

104-5 The Zone’s Midday 180 Raises $32,510 for LLS

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#TeamHutton1045: Absolutely EVERYTHING You Need to Know

#TeamHutton1045: Absolutely EVERYTHING You Need to Know

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – March 13, 2019) To say the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a worthy and necessary cause would be a massive understatement. Blood cancer continues to crush families and leave its victims dealing with heartache, exorbitant financial responsibilities, and often a crippling feeling of hopelessness that can only be calmed through…

Nashville SC Ian Ayre to Speak at SportsFest 2019

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Admissions Now Available for the New Talladega Garage Experience!

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B6B: Captain Marvel Review

B6B: Captain Marvel Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – March 8, 2019) Here’s the shortest way I can describe Captain Marvel to you in case you’re pressed for time. You can do far worse, and the second half is worth sitting through the slog of the first half hour to 40 minutes. While it’s not a game changer, it’s…

Gary Smith Named as MLS Head Coach for Nashville Soccer Club

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Tailgate in Champions Corner at Iroquois Steeplechase!

Tailgate in Champions Corner at Iroquois Steeplechase!

You know the race-day excitement of Steeplechase: the hats, the bowties, the horses, and the people! The running of the 78th Iroquois Steeplechase, presented by Bank of America, to benefit Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is Saturday, May 11th at Percy Warner Park, and it’s time to plan your race-day experience. Make tailgating…

B6B: True Detective: Season 3 Finale Review

B6B: True Detective: Season 3 Finale Review

By JASON MARTIN (@JMartZone – February 24, 2019) TRUE DETECTIVE: SEASON 3, EPISODE 8: NOW AM FOUND We got an ending, I guess. But I don’t…do you feel like any kind of closure? I don’t. – Roland West It will be interesting to see what the response is to how Nic Pizzolatto chose to wrap…

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