Luke Church

Host, All Things Considered

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.

A celebration of southwest Virginia’s music, art, and food begins Friday, spanning the entire region.

The Kennedy Center recently honored a Hollins University student with the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award.

Hoot and Holler presents an evening of stories at The Front Porch

The telling of tales has deep roots in Appalachia and the Blue Ridge region; those roots will be explored this weekend, when nationally known story tellers come together to share their craft in a festival that has been carrying on the tradition for nearly two decades. 

A new exhibit is opening in Charlottesville April 5th.  One of the curators says it chronicles the golden age of live music in the central Virginia city.