John King attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Berea College in May 2015, with a Major concentration in Popular Culture and a Minor in Communication. This degree is the culmination of over 15 years experience culture archiving, preservation, and production. Since 2000 King has collected, produced, and released dozens of regional music collections under the name Louisville is for Lovers. These collections have been included in public and private archives including the University of Louisville Music Archive and Western Kentucky University Archive, and around the world in 5 continents including Antarctica. Additionally, King studied film photography for 3 years at the University of Louisville and Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.
King has also produced special audio programming for both radio and podcasts including programming for NPR affiliate WFPK in Louisville, Ky. From 2011-2015, King worked as a Sound Archive Associate archiving audio files, creating educational guides & curriculum, and producing audio Educational podcasts on regional and historical music.
King continually collaborates with creative professionals in his community toward cultural archiving. In the summer of 2013, King and Magnolia Photobooth went on an archival tour of the southern Appalachian region, documenting subcultures through Photographic collections. In the summer of 2014, King worked with Guestroom Records in Louisville, KY to capture music in 3 distinct genres (Hip Hop, Pop, and Roots) music in the city. Some of these collections are also in Private and Public Archives including the Berea College Archive.
After nearly 2 decades working on archiving and education in culture in various mediums including Audio Collections, documentary films, still photograph collections, radio and podcast programs, and print formats, King continues chasing his passion for Culture collection and education.
John King has substantial skills and experience in audio/visual/analytical archiving in all cultural areas. With over a decade in experience in curating and archiving musical and cultural genres. Over 10 years experience in critical reviews of culture and cultural events. Over four years experience in library special collections and audio archival work. Over 15 years experience in curating and producing art and music events, albums, and archival collections.