Luke Church

Host, All Things Considered

Luke is a married white male with no criminal record. Additionally, he is a college graduate with bonafides in  radio hosting, music curation, mandolin picking, and Harley and acoustic bike riding. In addition to hosting All Things Considered, Luke is host extraordinaire of Roots Down, WVTF's own Americana/mixed-bag music program airing Friday nights from 8-12.

In less than four years, a concert venue on the Crooked Road Music Trail is making a small southwest Virginia town a destination for music lovers. Luke Church reports on the impact of the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount.

Booking bands and putting on shows is standard operation for a music venue, but 5 Points Music Sanctuary in Roanoke has a broader mission encompassing education, therapy and advocacy. 

Storytelling is as old as the human race; from cave paintings and tales told around a fire to modern day messages beamed across satellites, there has always been a desire to communicate personal experiences and insights.  One Roanoke woman is making that happen in her hometown, creating a place to share life’s moments.   

Luke Church

A musical landmark in Roanoke is celebrating a milestone this week.  The 3rd Street Coffeehouse has been welcoming musicians to its stage for 30 years.  Luke Church visited and prepared this report.

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During Virginia's one-day veto session yesterday, state lawmakers had a number of things on their docket to wrap up the state's legislative session. RADIO IQ's Luke Church sat down with reporter Michael Pope to discuss the happenings in Richmond this week.

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