Richard Martinez

Richard Martinez has spent 33 years working in San Antonio radio, a career that stemmed from his love for music at a young age. As a child of 11 he would accompany his family to the historic Alameda Theatre to see live Tejano music artists.

While attending San Antonio College with his eye on following that love of music into a radio career. His plans were interrupted when he was drafted by the U.S. Army. A proud veteran, Richard was wounded on active duty, received a Purple Heart, honorably discharged and came home.

Richard became a popular “DJ” in many local clubs and eventually found his way into commercial radio broadcasting. He worked as assistant music director at KONO, helping the station to dominate the market. In 1989, he joined KEDA where he pioneered the bilingual format and was the first to air a format that mixed Tejano music with Golden Oldies.

In 2000 Richard moved to KKYX as an on-air personality who was known for playing a mix of Tejano and Country music. He would remain at KKYX for 9 years, retiring in 2009. A year later, he was back on the air at KEDA.

Richard collaborates with fellow founder, Henry Peña, on the S.A. Oldies Show at, a syndicated program with 32 affiliates around the country, heard weekly on KEDA and streamed live on the Internet. Richard is also spearheading the Tejano 210 show bringing more Tejano Music to San Antonio Listeners.