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Len Martez

lenmartez212 Len MartezKnowing Len was born in Brooklyn & raised on Long Island makes it easy to understand his love for the following teams; the Mets, Giants, Knicks & Rangers. What’s not easy to understand is his love & loyalty to the Miami Dolphins. Until you find out his favorite football player ever was Dan Marino. Throw in Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, Patrick Ewing & Mark Messier & you just created his own personal Sports Hall Of Fame.

After graduating from Towson University (that’s right, the same school that produced another WFNZ host Chris McClain), Len got his first break in radio as a Weekend Board Operator at Sports Radio 570 WTEM (now ESPN 980) in Washington DC. At WTEM, in the midst of dubbing countless commercials & screening phone calls, Len got to rub elbows with some of best known personalities in sports radio.

After spending two years at The Team in DC, Len got a break to move South & join Sports Radio 560 WQAM in Miami. In Miami, he got a chance to change his responsibilities by eventually becoming a Reporter & Fill-In Host. Covering teams in Miami meant being a part of some of that city’s biggest sports moments including Dan Marino’s retirement, two Florida Marlins World Series titles & the Miami Heat’s first NBA title.

Len’s ten year experience at Sports Radio 560 led to his next opportunity ESPN 1430 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Being at ESPN 1430 meant wearing many hats but the main one was hosting a daily show & a 2 hour pre-game show prior to each Virginia Tech football game.

Since September 2009, Len has been a host on WFNZ, filling in during the week & each weekend hosting the show, The Weekend Warriors.

Jabari Parker

Weekend Warriors-March Madness

With the Blue Devils losing to Mercer, Len Martez & Colin Hoggard question Coach K’s handling of Jabari Parker, plus discuss what the Tar Heels have to do to advance to the Sweet 16. 

CBS Charlotte–03/23/2014

Steve Smith

Weekend Warriors- Fans’ Loyalty

With the NFL giving new meaning to “March Madness” & the Panthers releasing Steve Smith, Len Martez discusses what fans should expect for being loyal to sports teams. 

CBS Charlotte–03/16/2014

Jabari Parker & Rodney Hood

Weekend Warriors-Duke Bounces Back

With Jabari Parker & Rodney Hood leading the way, the Blue Devils take this year’s 2nd meeting vs the Tar Heels.  Len Martez & Colin Hoggard discuss that win plus the Bobcats lost in Memphis. 

CBS Charlotte–03/09/2014

Greg Hardy

Weekend Warriors-Panthers Next Move

Now that Greg Hardy has been tagged, what is Panthers GM Dave Gettleman’s next move?  Len Martez & Colin Hoggard discuss the future of the Panthers’ roster plus the Virginia Cavaliers winning the ACC. 

CBS Charlotte–03/02/2014

Syracuse vs Duke

Weekend Warriors-Duke Wins Rematch

Len Martez & Colin Hoggard discuss the last minute foul call in Duke’s win vs Syracuse, plus the Bobcats keep winning & what to make of GM Dave Gettleman’s comments about Panthers Steve Smith. 

CBS Charlotte–02/23/2014

Slam Dunk Contest

Weekend Warriors-NBA Dunk Contest

What did the NBA leave out?  Len Martez & Colin Hoggard discuss what was missing from the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Dunk Contest.  Plus if they truly are buyers, who the Bobcats should acquire before this week’s [...]

CBS Charlotte–02/16/2014

Duke vs Syracuse

Weekend Warriors-Duke Loses To Orange

It was their first matchup as conference foes.  And it was a classic between the Blue Devils & the Orange.  Len Martez & Colin Hoggard discuss that game plus make predictions on Super Bowl 47. 

CBS Charlotte–02/02/2014

Peyton Manning

Weekend Warriors-Peyton The Greatest

If we see this same scene after Super Bowl 48, should Peyton Manning be considered the greatest quarterback in NFL history?  Len Martez discusses that plus the many storylines we’ll hear about leading up to [...]

CBS Charlotte–01/26/2014

Al Jefferson #25

Weekend Warriors- Kemba Injury

The Bobcats may have lost Kemba Walker because of a badly sprained ankle, so does this change how the Bobcats should handle the trading deadline?  Len Martez & Colin Hoggard discuss that plus will the [...]

CBS Charlotte–01/19/2014

Cam Newton

Weekend Warriors- Panthers/Niners Preview

Panther fans are hoping Cam Newton will be doing a lot of this on Sunday, as the Panthers play their 1st playoff game since 2008.  Len Martez & Colin Hoggard discuss what the Panthers must [...]

CBS Charlotte–01/12/2014