Season 13 contestant on Dancing With The Stars, J.R. Martinez has already established himself as one of the frontrunners of the season so far with his impressive dancing skills (we predict he’ll be one of the final two on the show). America has really taken to this Iraq war vet turned soap opera star from his inspirational story and positive energy he exudes on the show, and he brought his positive vibes right here to the K-EARTH 101 studios! [photogallerylink id=55530 align=left]

J.R. sat in to talk about his demanding life now that he’s a dancing machine on DWTS, his relationship with his dance partner Karina Smirnoff and embracing humor to help others see him for his good nature and look past his burns. Plus he gets a special call from a listener who has a very touching connection to J.R.

J.R. addresses the relationship rumors with his DWTS partner Karina Smirnoff, which he says there’s nothing but dancing going on between them. Plus he shares a humorous story from his past about tricking a young girl when going in to get his ear pierced.

Find out how J.R. got the nickname “Brown Swan,” what happened with the Nancy Grace “passing gas” controversy, and a surprise call from listener Karleen, who has a very special and emotional connection to J.R.

Hear her story of how J.R. helped Karleen’s son Joe, who was burned over 40% of his body in Iraq, by visiting with him in the hospital and inspiring him with his similar story.

To vote for J.R. on DWTS, call 1-800-868-3410 or vote online at


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