60 years old Russ Martin, the 97.1 Eagle radio host, was discovered dead early Saturday morning in his home by police from Frisco. On 12 July 2010, on 97.1, with his new morning show The Eagle, Martin returned to radio (KEGL). The show will travel into the late afternoon after a short hiatus when Russia appeared to be sick with flu.
Martin’s friend went to his home in Douglas Avenue 6300 block and found him unresponsive, police said. At about 12:30 a.m., the police reacted and 60-year-old Martin was said dead at home. He has not determined his cause of death, but police report that he is not suspected of foul play.
Martin’s family and childhood; wiki
The American Radio Shock Jock was born on October 4, 1960 at Dallas, Texas. For more than 26 years he has been employed on the Dallas radio market. Martin graduates of Samuell W.W. High School, grew up in Friendly Grove, a large working-class area in South East Dallas. No such information exists about his parents and other siblings.
Beginning of Radio career
Martins radio work started at KGVL in Greenvilles (Texas) 1400 AM in the 1980s and worked the religious board at 6 p.m. to midnight. Martin was hired to play country music on weekends by KTLR 107.1 FM in Terrell, Texas in 1982. In 1983, one year later he got a part-time record jockey at KAAM 1310 AM in Dallas.
In 1986, the Satellite Music Network recruited Martin to another part-time job in an elderly format, later on, while still working at KAAM und KAFM, part time for Z-Rock. The Top-40 railway KEGL, The Hawk, in Dallas, hired Martin in 1987. Sunday night at KEGL, he also arranged a talk show. He was hosting TV shows for Hot TV and Hot Tickets on the FOX subsidiary KDAF from 1988 to 1994.
How Russ Martin died? what happened to Russ Martin?
Friends and listeners posted their tributes on Saturday to the radio hosts as they mourned his unexplained passage. How old he was was unsure, but Sadry thinks he’s about 60.
On the Russi Martin Show Facebook page, a post on Saturday invited listeners for a vital message to tun in at 1 p.m., and fans who had heard the news flooded the comments section. By Saturday night, there were over 800 responses, many of those who said that for decades they heard him. One man recalled he had to pull over his car because he chuckled at a segment too hard.
Martin’s death is investigated by the Frisco Police and the Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Russ Martin net worth before died
According to some internet data, Russ Martin net worth was $1.7m before he died. The host even encouraged his listeners to raise funds for important causes for him. His show wrote a check for $40,000 for the family of the deceased official after Grand Prairie Officer A.J. Castaneda had been hit by a car and killed in June 2019. According to media sources, he also raised USD 40,000 to the wife of Mitchell Penton, an officer in Dallas who was murdered by a drunk driver suspected in February.
Assault charges; Russ Martin girlfriend Mandy Blake: 2008
According to the station’s website, the speak-show radio host Russ Martin was first on air on Monday in more than a week.
Police in South lake/Texas detained Russ Martin on July 18, 2008 while at Larry-North Fitness on allegations that his then girlfriend Mandy Blake was being battered with a deadly body assault weapon following an incident on July 14, 2008.
The best of the Russ Martin show filled Martin’s radio slot during the last week. General manager David Henry told Star-Telegram last week that because of the current situation, he expects to hold Martin off television.
Martin was charged with a fatal weapon of second-degree felony for aggravated attack body injury. He could face up to twenty years in jail and a $10,000 fine if Martin is convicted.