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
8:40 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Opening Date For Urban Outfitters, Midway Program Announcement And Country Boy On BizLexChat

Midway College recently announced that it has created a new school within the institution called the School of Business, Equine and Sport Studies - one of three within the College along with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Arts and Sciences.
Credit www.midway.edu

This week we discuss the latest news from "The Square" plus a new program at Midway College, Lexmark, Country Boy Brewing and more.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Fresh Housing Numbers, New Eatery On Richmond Road, & West Sixth News On BizLexChat

The first Newk's Eatery in Lexington will open soon in front of the Richmond Road Campus of Southland Christian Church
Credit restaurantmagazine.com

This week we discuss Lexington's real estate market, another restaurant opening up, and the latest beer news on BizLexChat.

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WUKY In Depth
9:34 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Lexmark In Bidding War, Latest Libation News In BizLexChat

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Lexington-based Lexmark is in a bidding war for a Swedish software company.  We discuss the company's options in this week's BizLexChat.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Will The Building Boom Continue In Downtown Lexington?

This week in BizLexChat we look at the long-term prospects of Lexington's pace of downtown development.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Group Working To Publicize 1867's 'Fourth Of July To Remember'

“Fourth of July, 1867, Lexington, KY,” an artist’s rendering depicting one of the largest civil rights gatherings held in Kentucky during the period of Reconstruction. Commissioned for use in The Kentucky Archaeology & Heritage Series, artist Susan A. Walton created this acrylic panel based on detailed newspaper accounts of the event, which attracted an “immense” crowd of up to ten thousand people.
Credit The Kentucky Archaeological Survey/Kentucky Heritage Council.

A team of historians has uncovered a significant civil rights rally in Lexington that was held on the Fourth of July, 1867.

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Local/Regional News
2:08 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Joins Alison Lundergan Grimes To Rally Students

Credit Alison For Kentucky

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Sunday in Louisville.

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Local/Regional News
8:06 am
Wed June 18, 2014

New Film Delves Into Local Fencing Club

Coach Amgad Khazbak stands between two of his pupils. The Bluegrass Fencer's Club's story is the subject of a new documentary by Sean Anderson
Credit kyforward.com

Central Kentuckians can see what it takes to become an Olympic-level fencer in a new documentary debuting this week in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
3:19 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Ragland Won't Receive Free Wheelchair

Shane Ragland photo courtesy of www.lex18.com

A non-profit group has decided to take back an offer to donate a wheelchair to a man convicted of killing  a UK football player back in 1994.

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UK Perspectives
11:25 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Balancing Athletics And Academics

UK Communications major and junior guard for the UK Women's Basketball Team Bria Goss
Credit KentuckyHeartbeat.com

UK Athletics posted a 3.218 cumulative grade point average for the recently concluded Spring semester - it's best showing since 2003.

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Local/Regional News
2:27 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

UK To Start Substance Abuse Program Targeting Adolescents

UK will use a new $1.5 M grant to craft a program for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse among adolescents.

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