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.

Ways To Connect

VisitLex

This week on The Business Side Alan talks with VisitLex President Mary Quinn Ramer about the bureau's not so secret strategy to attract tourists to Central Kentucky.

With only two weeks left in the gubernatorial primary season our political blogger Ken Kurtz predicts which candidates will make it  to the winner's circle.  One's pretty much a safe bet, the other?

University Press of Kentucky

Doug Brunk, who spent a good chunk of his childhood growing up in Wilmore, Kentucky, talks about his book Wildcat Memories - Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats, with WUKY's Alan Lytle.  The book is from University Press of Kentucky.

Makers Mark

Sales are expected to be brisk Friday for the latest commemorative Makers Mark bourbon bottle, this one features the likeness of the “Baron of the Bluegrass,” Kentucky basketball coaching legend Adolph Rupp.

UK Public Relations

This week we talk with new UK Provost Tim Tracy.  The former College of Pharmacy Dean assumed his new role this week as UK's Chief Academic Officer.

This week on UK Perspectives we discuss a new companion website for the university's new Rooted In Our Communities Appalachia initiative.  Special guest is Mallory Powell, communications director for the UK center for clinical and translational science, who will serve as the site's curator.

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Prior to her keynote speech at this year's Martin Luther King Day Celebration in Lexington, WUKY talks with Susan Taylor, editor emeritus of Essence Magazine and the founder of the National CARES Mentoring Program.

First Lady Jane Beshear was in Frankfort earlier today to kickoff a special fundraising drive as part of the Horses and Hope Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.  The goal is to raise $1M to purchase a mobile unit to provide free or reduced-cost breast, colon, prostate, head & neck, skin, lung, and cervical cancer screenings to underserved populations across Kentucky.

Saving Stories: Bourbon Tales Coming To A Television Near You

Dec 15, 2014
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A new documentary being aired in Kentucky will introduce viewers to the colorful characters who craft bourbon.  The documentary draws from oral history interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.   In this special edition of Saving Stories Alan Lytle talks with Center Director Doug Boyd about "Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business."

UK HealthCare

They’ve been working together for awhile, but Clark Regional Medical Center and UK HealthCare announced a formal partnership on Thursday.

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