April 24, 2017

Andrew Luck Takes Book Club To Airwaves

By Evan West

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is expanding his popular book club to include a radio program and podcast produced by WFYI.

“WFYI and I share a passion for good storytelling, and from here on out you’ll be able to read along with me whether you’re a rookie or a vet,” Luck said in a statement released today by the Indianapolis public-broadcasting station.

The Andrew Luck Book Club will air monthly on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on 90.1 FM, and listeners can also access the show via podcast. Luck will announce book selections for both youth and veteran readers on the website andrewluckbookclub.com; April’s titles are T.A. Barron’s Merlin: The

Lost Years and the bestselling nonfiction work Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

On May 10, the program kicks off with a group book discussion hosted by Luck at WFYI’s headquarters on North Meridian Street.

Originally launched online last year, the Andrew Luck Book Club continues Luck’s involvement in promoting reading: He has also partnered on campaigns with the Indianapolis–Marion County Public Library (along with Colts tight end Dwayne Allen).

The radio program also continues Luck’s support of public broadcasting and WFYI. Last year, he and his father, Oliver Luck, an executive at the Indianapolis-based NCAA and former NFL quarterback, recorded a series of fundraising spots for the station in which they affirmed their enjoyment of National Public Radio programming.

Together, Luck’s love of books and his public-broadcasting fandom have helped cement the Stanford grad’s reputation as one of the NFL’s smartest players. Which makes it easy to root for the guy, whether you’re a Colts fan or a nerd—or both.

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