About Ken Myers
Ken Myers, Host and Producer
Ken Myers did his first radio interview in 1972 when he was 19, working in college radio. His first guest was Johnny Cash. Although he wonders at times whether he peaked early, Myers insists that sociologists, historians, psychologists, and even economists can be just as interesting as country music singers.
After earning his B.A. from the University of Maryland in Communications with an emphasis in Film Theory, Myers went to work for National Public Radio (NPR), editing material for arts and performance programs. After three years, he decided to go to seminary to pursue a teaching ministry. He realized how theologically ill-prepared most Christians (including himself) were to contend with the non-Christian worldviews increasingly prevalent in major cultural institutions.
But having finished a Masters of Arts in Religion at Westminster Theological Seminary in 1979 and finding no institutions committed to the sort of cultural apologetics he thought were needed by the church, he accepted an offer to return to NPR to serve as arts and humanities editor for the then-new program Morning Edition.
A budgetary crisis in the ’80s cost Myers his job at NPR, but his interest in promoting a more theologically alert approach to cultural issues eventually led to his establishing MARS HILL AUDIO in 1992, after having edited a number of print publications and working with Richard John Neuhaus and Charles Colson. Since then, he has interviewed hundreds of leading scholars and public intellectuals on their areas of cultural expertise.
In addition to his work at MARS HILL AUDIO, Myers serves as Music Director at All Saints Anglican Church in Ivy, Virginia. He writes a regular column for Touchstone magazine on sacred choral music, and is the author of All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture (2nd ed., Crossway, 2012). Myers lectures frequently in churches and colleges, and he also writes for various publications, many of which are available online.
Myers lives in the rolling countryside of central Virginia north of Charlottesville with his wife, Kate. He and Kate have two grown children, Susannah and Jonathan, and four grandchildren.
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