Russ Martin was a Dallas, Texas-based radio host who worked in the Dallas radio market for 31 years. Russ Martin hosted the No. 1 rated The Russ Martin Show on KLLI Live 105.3 in Dallas until December 8, 2008, when the station switched to all-sports programming.
|Full Name:||Russ Martin|
|Born Date:||04 Oct 1960|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Gemini|
|Death Date:||February 27, 2021|
|Height:||5 feet 1 inch (1.55m)|
|Break Up||Mandy Blake|
|Net Worth||$1.7 million|
|Hair Color||dark brown|
|Birth Place||Dallas, Texas|
|Education||W.W. Samuell High School.|
Russ Martin Biography
Russell Dale Martin, better known as Russ Martin, was born on October 4, 1960, in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was 60 years old and a US citizen at the time of his death. Aside from that, there is no information about her zodiac sign, ethnicity, parents, siblings, or childhood life. We can assume that his parents raised him well as a child.
Russ Martin Education
In terms of education, he graduated from W.W. Samuell High School. Apart from that, there are no further details about his educational background.
Russ Martin Height And Weight
Russ stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 78 kg. Furthermore, this man had dark brown hair and brown eyes, and there is no information about his other body measurements.
Russ Martin Death
He was discovered unresponsive at his Frisco, Texas home on February 27, 2021, at the age of 60, and his cause of death is unknown. This man had struggled with health issues for years, including heart surgery.
Russ Martin Professional Life
Russ Martin began his radio career in the 1980s at KGVL 1400 AM in Greenville, Texas, where he ran the religious programming board from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. In 1982, KTLR 107.1 FM in Terrell, Texas, hired him to broadcast country music on weekends. KAAM 1310 AM in Dallas hired him as a part-time weekend radio jockey in 1983.
In 1986, he was hired part-time by the Satellite Music Network for an oldies format, and he later worked part-time for Z-Rock while still working at KAAM and KAFM. In 1987, he was hired by Dallas’ top 40 station, KEGL, The Eagle. On KEGL on Sunday nights, he hosted a talk show. From 1988 to 1994, he hosted the local FOX station KDAF’s television shows Hot TV and Hot Tickets.
Following the departure of The Howard Stern Show from KEGL, The Russ Martin Show debuted in its first incarnation. In 1997, he was asked to take over the morning drive position. Within two years, Russ’ ratings surpassed those of legendary Dallas radio personality Ron Chapman. He left KEGL in 2000 due to a contract dispute. KYNG, a country-western radio station, reintroduced The Russ Martin Show. On April 6, 2000, he began his first show at KYNG, resuming his morning drive time slot.
Since his debut on 105.3, The Russ Martin Show has consistently maintained high ratings for KLLI. In August 2005, D Magazine named him the best radio talk show host in the DFW area. When Live 105.3 changed its format to include more live sports programming in December 2008, he was fired. On July 1, 2010, KEGL aired a promo announcing the return of The Russ Martin Show. Furthermore, on September 14, 2011, KEGL began airing The Russ Martin Show’s best-of-episodes for an extended period of time during the show’s daypart. Chris Ryan, then-program director of KEGL, announced on September 22, 2011, that the Russ Martin Show would move to the 3:00–7:00 p.m. time slot on September 26, 2011.
In 2002, he established The Russ Martin Show Listeners Foundation to assist the families of fallen police officers and firefighters. The Foundation organizes the Heroes Day Parade each year. In 2006, the Russ Martin Show Experience, a band comprised of RMS cast members, regular guests, and local artists, was formed. Every year, the band performs rock cover songs live and at a charity “White Trash Party.”
Russ Martin Net Worth And Award
He received no awards or recognition for his work until his death. In terms of net worth, he had an estimated net worth of $1.7 million at the time of his death.
Russ Martin Wife, Marriage
In July 2008, he was arrested on domestic abuse charges against his then-girlfriend, Mandy Blake. The couple split up after the radio host pleaded not guilty to the charges. Following the incident, this radio host was sentenced to two years on probation and fined $1,000. Russ has never spoken about his romantic life since. It is unknown whether he was married or in a relationship before his death.