Austin Hill, host of Faith Radio Network’s Austin Hill in the Morning and Austin Hill’s Big World of Small Business, passed away unexpectedly last month at the age of 51.
In a statement, the Hill family said doctors suspect the cause of death was cardiac related.
“As a follower of Jesus, Austin’s faith permeated and influenced all aspects of his life,” the statement read. “He was committed to speaking the truth and engaging people in thoughtful conversation. In addition to writing and public speaking, Austin had a national radio presence with dedicated listeners across the country. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, and as his son describes him, an avid father.”
Faith Radio, a ministry of the University of Northwestern with stations in the Midwest, has asked for prayers for the Hill family as they mourn his loss during this time.
In addition to being a radio show host, Hill was an author, public speaker, business consultant, and small business owner.
He also served as the fill-in host of Washington’s Drive at Five, the afternoon news magazine program at Washington, DC’s 105.9 FM WMAL Talk Radio. As a talk host, Hill was heard on some of America’s finest talk radio outlets, including 560 KSFO San Francisco; KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles; and NewsRadio 106.7 in Atlanta. As a news reporter, he served as an anchor for America’s Radio News Network.
Hill’s published works include The Virtues of Capitalism: The Moral Case for Free Markets (Moody Publishing, 2010), and White House Confidential: The Little Book of Weird Presidential History (Sourcebooks, 2006). His work as an editorial writer has been published in U.S. News & World Report, CNN.com, and Townhall.com.
According to the Hill family’s announcement, details concerning a memorial service will be posted on Hill’s Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that gifts be sent to a college fund for his son, Graham, a high school senior.
By NRB Staff
Published: December 3, 2015