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The Co-Host of Take Two, A Martínez is an L.A. native who grew up in Koreatown, attended Daniel Murphy High School, and played baseball at L.A. City College before getting a journalism degree at Cal State Northridge.

A is well known to sports-talk radio listeners in Los Angeles as host of 710 KSPN’s "In the Zone." He’s done pre and post game shows for most of L.A.’s major professional and college sports teams, and is especially known as the long-time host of "Dodger Talk" and "Laker Line."


Stories by A Martínez

Music supervisor Brian Reitzell brings horror to life with music in NBC's 'Hannibal'

Music supervisor Brian Reitzell says scary music "should be kind of unfamiliar." The film and television music maker shares more on making scary sounds and the soundtrack for an LA drive.

'Shower with Friends' wants to help curb your water use

Hoping for a strong El Niño this winter to help California? Don't get your hopes up. But some people think they can help the drought conditions with technology.

On the Lot: Toronto film fest and Warner Bros layoffs

Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times talks about the latest in the entertainment industry in Take Two's weekly segment "On the Lot."

Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's new role with the Lakers

Lakers' new head coach Byron Scott recognizes that his team has hit rock bottom. What's he going to do about it? A Martinez sat down with him to find out.

Aleks Syntek on his new album 'Romantico Desliz'

Mexican artist Aleks Syntek has been performing since he was a kid. He's been nominated for six Grammys, but it's with his latest album that he's hoping to break into the U.S. market.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Diggs Duke and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, guests Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez in studio.

New community college chancellor pledges higher completion rates, shorter grad times

The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest in the nation with its fair share of problems, but Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez is optimistic.

'Cantinflas' is the role of a lifetime for Óscar Jaenada

Spanish actor Óscar Jaenada has taken on the role of 'Cantinflas' in a movie of the same name, about the late comedic Mexican actor.

Death Valley 'sliding stones' mystery solved

In Death Valley, there are stones that seem to move on their own. And scientists have finally figured out how they get from one place to the next.

NASA spacecraft passes Neptune's orbit on its way to Pluto

Pluto - the solar system's loneliest dwarf planet - is getting a friend... eventually. It's the New Horizons probe from NASA and it just passed Neptune's orbit.

Amazon buys video game streaming service for $970 million

Amazon is betting big on the future of streaming video games online by purchasing Twitch.TV for $970 million, but will their investment pay off?

Tuesday Reviewsday: Helado Negro, Max Capote and more

Justino Aguila, associate editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine, and music critic Steve Hochman join the show for another edition of Tuesday Reviewsday.

On The Lot: Remembering Richard Attenborough, celebrity activism and more

What's the latest in Hollywood? We can answer that, because each week Rebecca Keegan - from the Los Angeles Times - joins us for "On The Lot" - our regular discussion of entertainment.

Martin Starr on being Hollywood's surly nerd in HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

HBO's new series "Silicon Valley" garnered five Emmy nominations, including one for Best Comedy series. Martin Starr - who's in the show - joins A Martinez to talk about his career.

Being a female game developer in a male dominated industry

Even though women make up 48 percent of the video game playing market, they're still underrepresented in and by the gaming industry.