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Francisco Martinez

Staff Announcer/Reporter/Host of Citizen Sound

Francisco Martinez joined KCBX in January 2021 as a substitute staff announcer, then became a regular midday host, occasional reporter, and host of Citizen Sound — the alternative music show each Sunday night at 11:00 on KCBX. Francisco left KCBX to move back to the Bay Area in January 2022.

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 graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in June 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a minor in history.

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 good 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.