Mike Church Biography – “Too Catholic For Satellite Radio”
In May of 2015, Chris Ferrara wrote a bio pic essay on a talk-radio host who was then completely unknown to Catholic, talk-radio fans.
The Mike Church Interview: A Remarkable Conversion to Tradition Changes the Face of Political Talk Radio Featured
Chris wrote of me back then, words that were too kind but serve as a basis for this biography.
Indeed, over the past year or so Mike Church has emerged as the only traditionally Catholic conservative in talk radio today, anywhere in the world. And I mean traditional. Not only during my appearances on the show, but now thematically, Mike has turned the longest running political talk show on Sirius Radio into an unabashed presentation of the Social Kingship of Christ, traditional Catholic moral teaching, and even the traditional Latin liturgy as the solution to what is evidently otherwise a terminal civilizational crisis. I have been invited on the show numerous times to defend all of these things explicitly, to speak of the one true Church, and even to call upon conservative Protestants to enter the Church if they are serious about saving our nation and our civilization.
From there, on October 26, 2015, my 13 year run on Sirius Satellite Radio came to a close when my contract was not renewed. Chris would follow the above bio with an updated one titled, The Mike Church Show – Too Catholic For Satellite Radio.
MIKE CHURCH BIOGRAPHY FACTS
- Born, February 2nd, New Orleans
- Begun talk-radio in 1992, WSLA, Slidell LA, I have been off air a total of 7 months since.
- Launched the Sirius Satellite Radio service as its FIRST – LIVE talk-show on 10 March, 2003.
- Promoted to Morning Drive on the SiriusXM Patriot Channel, May 2009, the 3rd most listened to show on the platform
- From July 2007 – present, founded Founding Father Films, wrote, produced, narrated and directed 9, full length audio features, two that made it to DVD!
- Returned to the Roman Catholic Church’s Tridentine Mass and Tradition in 2013. Consecrated to Our Lady via de Montfort’s formula in December 2014.
I had been planning for SiriusXM to “whack me” since 2012 and had laid the structural groundwork for the next step in my career: launching the Veritas Radio Network and The CRUSADE Channel. On November 1st, 2015, in a video webcast for the press, I announced the VRN and that on November 15th, the Mike Church Show would be silent no more and would return to the air, this time on a platform custom built for LIVE talk radio.
The Mike Church Show has now expanded to a rollicking, 5 hour long feast featuring the brightest stars in traditional Catholicism and those brilliant contributors I never stop trying to convert. Some of my regular and featured guests include.
- Brother André Marie – MICM
- Chris Ferrara – The Remnant, America Needs Fatima
- Michael Hichborn – The LePanto Isntitute
- Father Richard Heilman – Roman Catholic Man and Peace Through Strength
- Doctor Kevin Wacasey – healtcareonomics.com
- David Simpson – The Fiscal Fitness company
- Charles Coulombe
- Dr. Brian Kiczek, The Rosary Doctor
- Beverly Stevens – Editor Regina Magazine
- Phil Lawler – Founder CWN
Mike Church’s Official Bio – 2014
The Mike Church Show was the first-ever produced talk show exclusively on Sirius Satellite Radio and today is still the longest running show in Satellite Radio’s history (beginning March, 2003). A radio talk show host, author, filmmaker, and singer/songwriter, Mike Church is best known for his fearless ability to skewer liberals and fake conservatives with searing, in‐depth analysis based on scholarly research into the history of the United States and what he calls [r]epublicanism.
His positions are backed by his engaging historical knowledge, which has earned him regular speaking and panelist stints at events including the yearly LPAC, the Yearly Scholars Conference at the Ludwig Von Mises Center and the American Academy of Philosophy Arts & Letters.
Church has been lauded on a number of industry ‘best of’ lists over the years. Not only has he been honored as an “Up and Comer” by “The Hollywood Reporter,” most recently, he was named “The Most Radical Man On The Radio” by “The American Conservative.” Still, his devoted fans know him best as “The King Dude.”
Church can currently be heard on Sirius/XM Patriot Channel 125 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (EST) Monday through Friday. Focused on examining today’s top issues and how they relate to American history. Church is famous for his trademark satirical wit and knack for being “just one of the guys” on-air.
Church is also credited with creating a library of original, conservative-themed parody songs, which include “ObamaPhone (don’t take my mobile phone away), “Still McCain”, “Where the Jobs Are” and a 2009 rendition of the Simon & Garfunkel classic, “Mrs. Robinson”, “Mr. Jefferson” racked up over 275,000 views onYouTube.com– in the first week of release alone.
Mike Church is also at the helm as CEO of Founding Father Films, an upstart independent film company whose mission is simple: take what people aren’t taught in school, teach them what was skipped over and make it entertaining in the process. Church is the creator of the heralded documentaries, “What Lincoln Killed-EPISODE I”, “Road to Independence-The Movie” and “The Fame of Our Fathers” and the third chapter in that trilogy is “The Spirit of ’76.”
The growth of Founding Father Films has seen “Spirit of ’76” tapped as #1 Bestseller in the History Documentary category twice in 2010. As a result, demand for Church’s newest release, “Road to Independence – The Movie,” has seen record-breaking levels. Church also created the Operate Educate program as a mechanism for teachers to obtain a free copy of “The Road To Independence” for their classrooms (traditional and home school scenarios). Run solely on donations, Operation Educate ensures that America’s next generation goes into the world understanding how the Constitution was created as well as its modern-day applications.