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A native of Los Angeles and graduate of UCLA, Nick Francis began his radio career in 1983 at KLSK-FM, an eclectic-based jazz station in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since then, he has programmed and produced jazz radio at stations all around the country, including KKSF/San Francisco and WJZZ/Atlanta. During his seven years as Program Director, he helped KYOT/Phoenix become the first jazz station in America to achieve number-one status in the ratings.
Nick joined the KPLU team in November 2005. His most memorable KPLU radio moment was meeting and interviewing Mose Allison.
Nick also produces a weekly radio program called Quietmusic, which airs in Phoenix, and on the web at quietmusic.com.
He lives in North Tacoma, and is married to photographer Sharon Styer.