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Mike Church (born 1962) is a radio talk show host, and singer/songwriter. In 2006 Church was named to Askmen.com's list of the "Top Ten Shock Jocks in America . He has been called the "American Badass of Talk Radio" and has been called the "The King Dude" by listeners since 2001.
The Mike Church Show was the first-ever produced talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio (now Sirius XM Radio). He has been through a string of producers and sidekicks. They include Cameron, Jessica, and the "Rev." His current producer is Andrew Gruss although Cynthia Frawley still remains associated with the program in coordinating appearances. Other behind the scenes personnel include, Maggie O'Connell (Manager of the Dude Gear Store), and Cpt. Picard (Video Guru).
Church is also credited with creating a library of original conservative-themed parody songs, which include "Manuel Went Down To Georgia," "There's Democrats Somewhere" and "Obama," a take on the Toto classic, "Rosanna." Most recently, Church’s “Mr. Jefferson,” became a hit song and video. A rendition of the Simon & Garfunkel classic, “Mrs. Robinson,” Church’s “Mr. Jefferson” racked up nearly 200,000 views on YouTube.com – in the first week of release alone. The song was also tapped as the theme song for hundreds of “Tax Day Tea Party” rallies across the country. These can be found online .
He is currently on SIRIUS XM Patriot, SIRIUS and XM channel 125 Monday through Friday from 6:00 am – 9:00 am Eastern time. Shows are generally aired live, with an occasional rebroadcast of a previous show. The show is also later rebroadcast on SIRIUS XM Patriot Plus, SIRIUS 816 and XM 138 (online only) from 12 midnight to 3 am Eastern time. His show is broadcast live from self supported studios in Mandeville, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans.
The Mike Church Band is an integral part of the show providing conservative themed parody songs as another comedic element to the political/historical/topical discussions, most of which are aimed at the political left. Headed up by Mike Church, the band has released a successful string of albums including UnAmerican Idiots (2005), Libs on the Run (2007), and The White Album (2008)
Church is also the author, producer, and voice talent behind a trilogy of documentaries: "Road to Independence" (the story of the Declaration of Independence) and "The Fame of Our Fathers: How Immortality Inspired Our Constitution" and the "Spirit of '76" (Writing and ratifying the U.S. Constitution). Taken from source material, including personal letters, notes and transcripts of debates, the three documentaries pride themselves on their historical accuracy in portraying the Founding Fathers in their, literally, own words. Whereas the first two projects are audio only documentaries, The "Spirit of '76" is Mike's full length animated feature. Mike is the owner of his own production company, Founding Father Films
Mr. Church has recently adapted and released the "Road to Independence" into an animated feature.
- "SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Political Talk Schedules - Show Information for SIRIUS Satellite Radio". Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "Program List for Channel SIRIUS XM Patriot". Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "Program List for Channel SIRIUS XM Patriot Plus". Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- FAQ | Show Info (archived Aug. 28, 2008)