since early March, The Russ Martin show on KEGL 97.1 The Eagle has been without it's host Russ Martin and fans have been wondering what's been going on with the show as Dan O'Malley has stepped in and became the show's de facto intern host and keep the show going and avoid doing best off. since late 2015, things haven't been going right for Russ as he had a Home Invasion in late 2015, a blood clot that hospitalized him on 2016 and numerous health issues since then.

on Monday, after 6 long weeks of radio silence regarding the show's host, Dan finally addressed it during the 6 PM hour of Monday's show saying, that they can't explain why Russ hasn't been on the air in 6 weeks and they are frustrated and want to explain, but can't legally say it. all they said was Russ was on a "Leave of Absence" and that's all they could talk about it.


it's possible that Russ is either in rehab to get sober, a legal matter invovling himself or people he's closely connected as one of his doctors Dr Carlos Venegas was recently arrested in connection of a "pill mill" sting in Dallas back in February or maybe dealing with a health issue that would impact his day to day work on the show.

all we know is, Russ is missing from his own show, Dan O'Malley has replaced him and carried the show without him and it's possible we might be witnessing a end of a era for DFW Radio onfolding right now.