On Air Hosts
Rick & Donna Martinez
Besides their popular local issues talk show heard weekdays from 9 to 11 am on NewsRadio 680 WPTF, Rick and Donna Martinez work for Curtis Media Group in a number of different roles.
Donna hosts and produces "People in Politics," heard Sundays at 5 p.m. and appears and produces "On The Radar" with Mike Davis, heard Mondays on StateGovernmentRadio.com. Her talents extend outside "talk radio" as an accomplished writer and editor whose articles regularly appear in "Carolina Journal." Donna also follows the exploits of NASCAR championship driver Tony Stewart and longs for the days when "real men" like Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Alan Kulwicki, Rusty Wallace (who really got on her nerves) and Dale Earnhardt ran the circuit.
Rick serves as News Director for NewsRadio 680 WPTF, the North Carolina News Network and StateGovernment Radio.com and also writes a weekly editorial opinion column for Raleigh's "News and Observer." Rick is an ardent and long-suffering fan of the Duke University football team and the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.
Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Rick and Donna are graduates of Arizona State University and came to North Carolina in 1995. They now reside in Orange County, North Carolina and share their home with two "rescue" dogs Tony and Johnny, who were obtained from the Paws-4-Ever No-Kill animal shelter in Mebane.