Alan Lytle

News Director

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree  in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.

Lytle has served as WUKY News Director since 2002 and been the recipient of numerous Associated Press, CASE, and Communicator awards. When not covering news, Lytle enjoys cheering on the Wildcats (and Bearcats) and hanging out with his pet beagle, Howie. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

STORYCORPS: Early Skeptic Becomes Ardent Supporter

Smoke Free Lexington's Lisa Greathouse-Maggio and former Lexington vice mayor Mike Scanlon
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

It took some convincing, but former vice mayor Mike Scanlon became an important advocate of Lexington's no smoking ordinance.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Kentucky Auto Manufacturing, 21C Update in BizLexChat

In BizLexChat we get an update on Kentucky's Auto Manufacturing success as well as an update on downtown Lexington's 21C Hotel Project.

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Local/Regional News
10:51 am
Wed March 26, 2014

UK To Hold Conference On Economic & Political Inequality

The growing gap between rich and poor and the shrinking of the middle class will be the highlight of a special conference this week at UK.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Hotel Tax, Local Option, Props To KFC And Emerge 14 On BizLexChat

Colonel Harland Sanders sold his Kentucky Fried Chicken business to John Y. Brown 50 years ago this month.
Credit www.blogspot.com

We get the latest on the Hotel Tax bill, the Local Option Sales Tax, a milestone for KFC, and an upcoming conference in Lexington.

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WUKY In Depth
6:27 am
Mon March 17, 2014

What About BOB, LOST, And Patent Trolls This Week On BizLex Chat

Credit photo provided

This week we discuss two business measures being debated in Frankfort and the expansion of Best Of Bluegrass later this summer.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

STORYCORPS: Northern Kentucky Advocate Discovers The Power Of The Pen

Smoke-free advocates Denny Nafus and Betsy Janes
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

This week meet a Northern Kentuckian who launched a letter writing campaign for no-smoking ordinances across the state.

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Saving Stories
8:40 am
Tue March 4, 2014

SAVING STORIES: 1964 Civil Rights March On Frankfort

Baseball Great Jackie Robinson and Activist Martin Luther King participated in the Civil Rights March on Frankfort on March 5th, 1964. Looking over Dr. King's shoulder is Georgia Davis Powers.
Credit Kentucky Human Rights Commission

Hear two distinct memories of the March On Frankfort this week in a special segment of Saving Stories.

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Local/Regional News
9:42 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Mayor Gray Touts Local Option Sales Tax Before House Panel

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray
Credit photo provided

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray made his case to lawmakers in Frankfort Thursday that his constituents could benefit from a local option sales tax.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

STORYCORPS: Second Hand Smoke Key Issue In Smoking Bans

Attorney and former smoker Penny Warren and Lexington Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Whayne
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

The dangerous health effects of second-hand smoke played a key role in making Lexington a smoke-free community.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon February 24, 2014

The Business Of Education This Week On BizLexChat

Transy has a new president, plus UK's new provost and ag. dean, all discussed at some length in this week's BizLexChat segment.

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