- Russ Martin was an American radio presenter best known as the Top-40 radio host of 97.1 “The Eagle.” He served the Dallas radio market for over three decades. Unfortunately, his longtime radio career ended after he died in February 2021.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Dating, Girlfriend, and Marriage
- Cause of Death
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Russ Martin was an American radio presenter best known as the Top-40 radio host of 97.1 “The Eagle.” He served the Dallas radio market for over three decades. Unfortunately, his longtime radio career ended after he died in February 2021.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Russ Martin was born ‘Russell Dale Martin’ on 04 October 1960 under the star sign Libra. The radio presenter was American by nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. He graduated from W.W Samuel High School. He died on 27 February 2021 at the age of 60.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Martin kickstarted his radio career in the 1980s at KGVL 1400 AM in Greenville, Texas. In 1982, Terrell-based KTLR 107.1 FM hired him to play country music on weekends. He then began serving as a part-time weekend disc jockey for KAAM 1310 AM in Dallas in 1983. While still working at KAFM and KAAM, he worked part-time for Satellite Music Network and Z-Rock.
In 1987, Martin started working at Top 40 station KEGL, The Eagle, in Dallas. From 1988 to 1994, he also hosted the television shows Hot Tickets and Hot TV on the then FOX affiliate KDAF. From 2000 to 2008, he worked at Live 105.3. He then returned to radio for The Eagle 97.1 in 2010 to host The Russ Martin Show. His longtime career with KEGL ended with his sudden death.
The exact figure of the late Martin’s net worth is unknown. But according to some online sources, he had an estimated net worth of $1.7 million before he died.
Dating, Girlfriend, and Marriage
In July 2008, Martin was arrested on charges of domestic assault against his then-girlfriend, Mandy Blake. The couple went separate ways after the radio host pleaded no contest to the charges. He served two years’ probation and also paid a $1,000 fine following the incident.
Since then, Martin never opened up about his love life. It’s a mystery whether he was married or engaged in a relationship with somebody before his death.
Cause of Death
On 27 February 2021, Martin was found unresponsive at his home in Frisco, Texas. However, his cause of death is not currently determined. According to Police, no foul play was suspected. He had been battling health problems for years, including heart surgery.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Martin was quite a private person. Throughout his life, he never talked about his upbringing, family background, parents, and childhood. It’s also not known whether he had any siblings.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Martin was quite tall and had a bold personality. He stood at a height of about 5 feet 11 inches and weighed around 78 kg. He had dark brown hair and light brown eyes.