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Andrew Luck Takes Book Club To Airwaves

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is expanding his popular book club to include a radio program aired 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 run 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.

Since first joining Indianapolis Monthly in 2000, West has written about a wide range of subjects including crime, history, arts and entertainment, pop culture, politics, and food. His feature stories have twice been noted in the Best American Sports Writing anthology and have received top honors from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The Collapse,” West’s account of the 2011 Indiana State Fair tragedy, was a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the category of Best Reporting. He lives on the near-east side.
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