Francisco Martinez joined KCBX in January 2021 as a substitute announcer for on-air programming. You can hear him host regularly during KCBX midday programs, and also occasionally on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Francisco also hosts the alternative music show Citizen Sound each Sunday night at 11:00 on KCBX. In addition, Francisco contributes reporting to KCBX News. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in June 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a minor in history.
Francisco's radio story began in 2018 with Cal Poly's student-run station KCPR, where he was both a disc jockey for music programming, and an anchor and reporter for news. His anchoring was part of a first place-winning duo for Best Radio Newscast at the 2019 College Media Association’s Pinnacle Awards.
Francisco's roots are in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he spent some time working at sports radio station KNBR before coming to KCBX. When not working, he’s on a never-ending quest for the Central Coast’s best food and looking for amazing music, new and old. He’s always ready to be heartbroken by his beloved sports teams, and sends his warm regards to the San Francisco Giants, Vancouver Canucks, and (especially) Tottenham Hotspur.