Luke has been affiliated with WVTF for many years, with first contact in 1980 on assigment for the Virginia News Network. From the late 80s to the mid 90s he volunteered for Voice of the Blue Ridge and answered phones during fund drives. He was a station stringer reporter in Charlottesville in the early 00s, contributing to Studio Virginia and later working at the station's Water Street studio.
Luke was raised on Country and Bluegrass in Southwestern Virginia coal country. After earning BA and MA degrees in Communications, he strayed into Rock Radio and professional theatre for several years. He is back, hosting All Things Considered weekdays and presenting Americana, Bluegrass, Acoustic, and Folk music on the weekends.