Author Archive: Efren Martinez

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20

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Echo & The Bunnymen in San Francisco

Echo & The Bunnymen in San Francisco

Echo & the Bunnymen in San Francisco By Efren Matinez Echo & the Bunnymen recently hit the road again in celebration of their new record The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon. It’s a career-spanning collection show of their most beloved songs re-imagined in new ways using “strings and things”. The show took place at […]

By December 5, 2018 Read More →
FitView: Clean Air Fitness

FitView: Clean Air Fitness

FitView: Clean Air Fitness By Efren Martinez During the month of November, we experienced some of the unhealthiest air unfortunately from all the massive forest fires all across California. During this time we were advised to spend as little time outdoors as possible. This is a real drag for those of us who enjoy exercising […]

By December 2, 2018 Read More →
MJC Turkey Trot

MJC Turkey Trot

A Turkey Trot Blessing A long-awaited Thanksgiving tradition is upon us, MJC’s Turkey Trot. This happens Thanksgiving morning rain or shine, hopefully, rain. Yes, rain is forecasted for our Thanksgiving holiday and in my mind, I couldn’t be more grateful for that. Although some might think rain isn’t the best conditions to run in, I […]

By November 19, 2018 Read More →
Good Charlotte release new Album and New Tour

Good Charlotte release new Album and New Tour

GOOD CHARLOTTE RELEASES SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM GENERATION RX NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKED OFF OCTOBER 12, 2018   Los Angeles, CA – September 14, 2018 – Good Charlotte released their highly-anticipated seventh studio album Generation Rx via MDDN/ BMG. The album is available digitally and physically now HERE. Limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively through […]

By November 17, 2018 Read More →
98° Christmas Show Re-View

98° Christmas Show Re-View

98° Christmas Show Re-View By Efren Martinez After last night’s 98° Christmas Show, I am so ready to put up all the tinsel, the tree and the Holiday lights. Friends, I know Christmas is still more than a month away but we could have been in July and we would have still found ourselves itching […]

By November 17, 2018 Read More →
FitView -Run Your Bells Off

FitView -Run Your Bells Off

FitView Run Your Bells Off By Efren Martinez I’ve been told many times by runners and walkers alike that Modesto’s Spirit of Giving “Jiggle Bell Run” is the best local race by far. Tis the Season for giving! On the morning of Saturday, December 8th, our Modesto downtown comes alive once more like Christmas morning […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →
98° InterView

98° InterView

98° InterView By Efren Martinez In five short years from 1997 to 2002, 98° sold a staggering 10 million records, scored a chart-topping single, “Thank God I Found You,” with Mariah Carey and Joe, and collaborated with their collective idol, Stevie Wonder, on “True to Your Heart,” for the 1998 animated Disney film, Mulan. Their […]

By November 7, 2018 Read More →
The Sampler in Review

The Sampler in Review

Sampling the Sampler By Efren Martinez The 18th Annual Downtown Modesto Sampler was a real treat. You might even say it was something like “Trick or Treating”. As my wife and I visited close to 20 of the 30 participating restaurants and cafes I found myself reminiscing and comparing it to Halloween from my youth. […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
FitView: Inspirational Earl

FitView: Inspirational Earl

FitView: Inspirational Earl By Efren Martinez FitView: Inspirational Earl By Efren Martinez I recently had the pleasure to DJ  an event with Big Earl. You all might know him from his bands, “Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame”  or maybe “The Poorhouse Millionaires”. I couldn’t help but do a doubletake when I saw him. WOW! […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
Bad Bad Hats Interview

Bad Bad Hats Interview

Bad Bad Hats Interview by Efren Martinez A few days ago I had the pleasure of interviewing the bands lead singer Kerry Alexander from Bad Bad Hats. This Indie rock band from Minneapolis just released their upcoming sophomore album, Lightning Round, out August 3 on Afternoon Records. Bad Bad Hats debut album, Psychic Reader, came […]

By August 26, 2018 Read More →
Fitter at 50

Fitter at 50

FitView: Fitter at 50 By Efren Martinez Last month I turned 50 years young and I’m the healthiest and happiest I’ve ever been in my life. It’s taken me 15 years of a dedicated healthy lifestyle that included a strict diet and long hours of fitness to be fit at 50. Sure I’ve had a […]

By August 4, 2018 Read More →
FitView – Fitness Don’ts

FitView – Fitness Don’ts

FitView By Efren Martinez Fitness Don’ts We all strive to be as healthy as we can; we eat right and are always looking to challenge ourselves daily with smarter workout plans to maintain or make us stronger. But at what extreme is too much? Quite often I see many of my friends pushing themselves with […]

By July 22, 2018 Read More →
FitView – Fitness Bursts

FitView – Fitness Bursts

By Efren Martinez Fitness Bursts The standard has been set up for years, long workouts are the most beneficial to your overall health and life span. Or are they? Just recently all this has changed. New studies out now are continually starting to show that fitness bursts are and can be just as effective as […]

Run/Walk for Veterans

Run/Walk for Veterans

  Run/Walk for our Veterans By Efren Martinez Saturday morning our community comes together to support and run for our Veterans. The Modesto Memorial Classic run, walk and race in o May 26th, 2018. Proceeds in part benefit our Modesto Vet Center programs such as their recreational and social activities. This is a great way for […]

By May 23, 2018 Read More →
FitView Get Your Move On!

FitView Get Your Move On!

FitView: Get Your Move On! By Efren Martinez On May 5th Rina’s Run reincarnates into Ripon’s Run! Join us for the inaugural race of Ripon’s Run at Ripon’s High School Stadium.  Keeping the vibe and the excitement of Rina’s Run was one of Mike Mason’s, the race directors, primary goals along with adding a new […]

By May 2, 2018 Read More →