Russ Martin, a radio host on 97.1 The Eagle, was found dead in his home early Saturday morning, according to Frisco police.
A friend of Martin’s went to see how he was at his home in the 6300 block of Douglas Avenue and found him unconscious, police said.
Police responded around 12:30 a.m. and Martin, 60, was pronounced dead at the home. The cause of his death has not been determined, but police said nothing is suspected.
During a 1 p.m. broadcast on The Eagle, several members of the show stopped programming to announce Martin’s death and remember his friend.
“Our friend, our mentor, is gone,” said one person.
Through emotional tributes, the group recalled Martin’s life, the good times and his struggles, and the emotions they went through after learning of his death.
They said they plan to find a way to celebrate a suitable tribute for Martin, who hosted The Russ Martin Show on 97.1.
A post on The Eagle’s Facebook page and website asked fans to share their favorite memory of Martin.
Martin went off the air in 2008 when his old station, Live 105.3, switched to sports talk. He had been with the station since 2000. He returned to radio on KEGL 97.1 in 2010.
Shortly before going off the air, Martin was arrested on a domestic battery charge against his girlfriend. Later, Martin did not contest the charges.
The Russ Martin Show Listeners Foundation, which supports the families of Dallas-Fort Worth police and fire officers who have died in the line of duty, has been in existence since 2002 and has donated more than $ 500,000 to the families of the fallen. Dallas-Fort Worth first. responders.
Anyone with information on Martin’s death can call Frisco police at 972-292-6010. Anonymous suggestions can be made by texting FRISCOPD and the suggestion to 847411 or through the Frisco PD app.
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