On-Air Host & Music Director
Hey y’all, it’s Nikki! If you don’t know anything about me, here are a few fun facts…
I started out here at KVNE April 15th, 2013 and have enjoyed every second of being here, because it really feels like family I’m working with. Before getting here, I grew up in the Houston area, went to Baylor University where I majored in Film & Digital Media, and started my radio journey through internships while at Baylor. My first “real job” in radio was October of 2007…all the way in Conway, NH (about 15 minutes from Maine – CRAZY cold). After that, I continued working in radio in McAllen, TX, back to Houston, and in the Sacramento Area of California. It was there that I met my best friend and husband, Nathan (he’s a Business Owner and Recreational Therapist). After losing my job in CA, I got an offer to work here in East TX, which I started a month after Nathan and I got married – I know, a lot of change for a couple of kids starting life together! Some of the things we love to do together is eat (especially trying new foods or food places), watching movies (we may be slightly addicted), playing board games with friends and family, and exploring new places around the US! We have 2 doggies named Anna and Alice, and are expecting our first little one, Isabella Mae, in Sept. 2019. What I really love about working here at KVNE compared to everywhere else I’ve been is that, as I stated at the beginning, working with this team feels like working with family…and to be honest, doesn’t actually feel like work sometimes! And because of that care and love that’s shown in-house, it makes it super easy to share that same care and love, Jesus’ love, to everyone else we come in contact with here in East TX. I love that I have the freedom to pray with someone at an event or on the air, that we’re not ashamed to share the Gospel daily, and that we have a chance to partner with so many great events and organizations in East TX all throughout the year. Yes, it’s still technically working for a Christian Radio Station, but being here at KVNE is so much more, and I’m glad they said “Yes” to this bassoon-playing, scarf-knitting, movie-enthusiast gal!
Mon-Fri: 10am – 2pm
As Heard On-Air
Nikki Martinez 89.5 KVNE Middays This is so good! We really wanted to share this with you in honor of Veteran's Day! We hope this touches you the same way it touches us! Feel free to share this with your friends and family. 🙂 [x_button shape="rounded" size="large"...Read More
A month... A month ago our precious new addition to our family came into the world and changed A LOT for us (we knew this would happen). And so far, Little Lady Izzy has tested our sleep schedule, yet made us smile so much our cheeks hurt at times. She has mainly...Read More
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp has returned with a brand new single “Dead Man Walking." "Colossians 2:13-14 speaks of our lives before Christ as being ‘dead.’ There was a time I felt emotionally and spiritually dead, but then God changed me...Read More