Wake Up Zone

The Wake Up Zone
(Monday-Friday 6:00am-10:00am)

Start your morning with Mark Howard, Blaine Bishop and Kevin Ingram inside the Wake Up Zone on 104-5 The Zone. It’s Nashville’s fun and unpredictable morning show where anything is bound to happen.

Join in the show by calling 737-1045 or 866-492-ZONE. Email the show: wakeup@1045thezone.com! Like the Wake Up Zone on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @WUZ1045.


Mark Howard – @MHOWARDZONE

A fixture in the Nashville sports scene for more than two decades, Mark Howard brings a passion to covering middle Tennessee sports each morning. A long-time television sportscaster in Nashville and now as one of the hosts for The Wake Up Zone, 104-5 The Zone’s award-winning morning sports talk show, Mark is known for his clever writing and enthusiastic delivery. When you listen to him, it’s easy to see why some say he must wear out his suits from the inside out!


Kevin Ingram – @KIngramSports

Kevin Ingram keeps you up-to-date on the morning’s top stories as you make your way to work on 104-5 The Zone. A Bowling Green native, Kevin has been in radio broadcasting for more than 10 years, but his talents go beyond the mic. His impersonations have become an integral part of the morning routine on 104-5 The Zone.


Blaine Bishop – @bbishop23

A four-time Pro Bowler, Bishop retired following the 2002 season capping an outstanding 10-year NFL playing career. The hard-hitting safety spent nine seasons with the Titans franchise, originally drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1993.


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Big6 Blog: WWE’s Hounds of Justice Return

Big6 Blog: WWE’s Hounds of Justice Return

By JASON MARTIN (August 21, 2018) It’s a good thing WWE had that main event angle ready to go, because much of the three hours that preceded it was forgettable filler at best. With the exception of the opening segment, where Roman Reigns lived up to the promise and the story that defined much of…

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E3 “Something Beautiful” Review

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E3 “Something Beautiful” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 20, 2018) If there was one truthful statement about Breaking Bad, it was that we all eventually felt lasting sympathy for and a rooting interest in Jesse Pinkman. Despite the shady past, he represented the redemption story in a series full of people that turned out to be nothing like what…

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 7 “Falling” Review

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 7 “Falling” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 19, 2018) It’s not a coincidence that the best episode of the limited series came in the penultimate, where the drama always hits its highest point, and also because Gillian Flynn, author of the source material behind the show, co-wrote the hour with Scott Brown. We focused much more on the…

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part III Review

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part III Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 15, 2018) Everything about The Sinner is working this season, and the culmination of the meeting with Dr. Sheldon Poole provided one of those endings that leaves an audience breathless for the next episode. What wasn’t surprising in the least was that the good obstetrician was indeed a Mosswood member. As…

Big6 Blog: The Complexity of the Maryland Football Tragedy

Big6 Blog: The Complexity of the Maryland Football Tragedy

By JASON MARTIN (August 14, 2018) Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve got a problem, and I have a strong sense I’m not alone in this feeling. A 19-year-old young man, Jordan McNair, is dead. He was taken far too soon, and he was taken in large part because he was asked to do too much in…

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E2 “Breathe” Review

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E2 “Breathe” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 13, 2018) “I decide what he deserves. No one else.” Gus Fring is just one of those characters, folks. He’s one of those select few that speaks in such an authoritative and cold way that any line immediately becomes more effective. As I said last week, Better Call Saul is usually…

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 6 “Cherry” Review

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 6 “Cherry” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 12, 2018) I thought Camille was smarter than she proved to be this week, but honestly, we should have known better. She’s as damaged, if not more so, than anyone on the show. I was waiting to see her spit out the ecstasy tablet Amma passed her, but instead, she took…

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part II Review

Big6 Blog: The Sinner – Part II Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 8, 2018) Carrie Coon is just perfect in everything she does at this point in her still young career. She’s able to do various things in any role, but consider how well she plays Vera Walker as both someone who cares for her son and simultaneously has some level of control…

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E1 “Smoke” Review

Big6 Blog: Better Call Saul: S4E1 “Smoke” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 6, 2018) If “Smoke” is any indication of the season at hand for Better Call Saul, it’s going to be another gem. This was undoubtedly a more serious opener, a little slower to move, but you can’t rush through and bullet your way around a moment like the death of Chuck…

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 5 “Closer” Review

Big6 Blog: Sharp Objects: Episode 5 “Closer” Review

By JASON MARTIN (August 5, 2018) It’s not that this week’s Sharp Objects was bad, but after a very promising and illuminating case-heavy fourth episode, this one felt like filler. The problem is in a limited series, where you have eight episodes, filler shouldn’t be a consideration. Things did happen during “Closer,” but once it…

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