AJ Martin…. Where are they now?
1. When did you work at WBKR? I worked at WBKR from 2000-2005
2. What did you do at WBKR? I hosted the AJ & The Wake Up Crew Morning show and was Operations Manager and Program Director. I worked with some of the best radio personalities and was very blessed to have such a wonderful crew. We accomplished so much together…what a great ride!
3. Favorite Listener Story? We used to get calls from several regulars to the show, but one guy that stuck out was “Bird Man” He was as down home as they come and a really nice guy. Always invited me to go deer hunting with him each winter…sorry I never took him up on that offer.
4. What you miss the most? I miss being up super early and greeting the listeners as they wake up to a new day. The interaction that we had on the morning show was awesome. It was great being a part of listener’s families and letting them be a part of mine. The teamwork at the station when we pulled together for charity work to severe weather coverage was immeasurable in excitement.
5. What are you doing now? I have become a busy man, but just the way I like it. I am currently working at 104.9 KYTN (country) and 105.7 The Quake (rock) in Union City TN. I also am the drum instructor at Union City Middle School and teach drum-line for the Union City High School during marching band season. And I have also started my own Photography business, specializing in family, senior, wedding and commercial photography. All things bring me joy and keep me pretty busy…along with my kids.
6. How is the beautiful family? The family is good. I left WBKR with 4 children…we have 6 now. 18,12,9,7,5 and 4 yrs old. (3 boys and 3 girls) All active and doing well in school! Our oldest Preston is graduating and is heading to the Army. Our youngest Ella Grace will start Pre-School in the fall. I love my children!
7. Anything additional to add in closing? There was no better feeling to welcome so many people, even if only by voice, into our lives on the show and personally. Family is so important and if there was a family reunion with WBKR, there could be thousands of people there…and everyone considered family!