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Luke Church

All Things Considered and Roots Down Host

Award winning journalist Luke Church is the local host of NPR’s All Things Considered weekday afternoons on Radio IQ. Luke can also be heard Saturday nights on WVTF Music as host/producer of Roots Down, presenting Americana and Roots Music with live sessions featuring local and national artists. Luke brings over 40 years of experience in radio and has deep personal roots in Appalachia. Born in far southwestern Virginia, he was raised on the music of the Carter Family and other country greats, including Hank Williams,Sr., his father’s favorite and for whom he was named (Luke the Drifter).