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 is the recipient of numerous Associated Press, CASE, and Communicator awards. He took home AP's Best Radio Anchor award in 2016. When not covering news, Lytle enjoys cheering on the Wildcats (and Bearcats) and tooling Lexington's streets and backroads in his snazzy 2011 Nissan Juke. He recently earned a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky.

Ways to Connect

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We begin our Story Corps series by hearing from one of Lexington’s more recent residents.  25 year old Abraham Ikando talks to his friend, Karissa Porter with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, about his journey as a Congolese refugee and how KRM helped him from feeling lost. In this excerpt Abraham talks about his passion for music, his friendship with Karissa, and how he still has hope for America in a time when refugees are vulnerable with the current administration.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

It may surprise you to know that former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln had eight sisters and five brothers, many of them were rather colorful characters in their own right.  Now the restored Lexington childhood home of the famous Kentuckian is hosting an event focusing on the Todd siblings; themed tours called Rascals, Rebels, and Romantics.

Josh James

Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green talks with Alan Lytle about the $1.33 B retrofit at Toyota's Georgetown plant, Amazon's $1.5 B investment in Northern Kentucky, and a potential billion dollar announcement coming soon in Eastern Kentucky.

Hemp Pilot Project Heading Into Fourth Planting Season

Apr 10, 2017
Smiley Pete Publishing

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols about Kentucky's industrial hemp pilot project, which is about to go into its fourth planting season, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Will Town Branch Commons Be The Predicted "Game Changer?"

Apr 3, 2017
SCAPE

This week on The Business Side Alan Lytle and Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols discuss the upcoming Town Branch Commons Project and Lexington's new Community Spirit Flag featuring a now familiar Blue Horse.

Lexington Non Profits Committed To Green Growth

Mar 13, 2017
UK College of Agriculture

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington managing editor David Nichols about Food Chain and Seedleaf; two local non-profit groups committed to sustainability from the ground up.

Saving Stories: How The Freedom Singers Used Music To Impact Civil Rights Marches

Feb 28, 2017
Nunn Center for Oral History

In this Black History Month edition of Saving Stories we hear from Kentuckian Charles Neblett, one of the founding members of the Freedom Singers which often performed as part of civil rights demonstrations in the early 1960's.

LFUCG

Here’s something to think about the next time you roll over a pothole.  A new study suggests driving through the streets of Lexington may be costing you an extra $1,200 a year.

Josh James / AP Images

WUKY News is looking back on five Kentucky stories that defined 2016 and what they might mean for 2017.

Old Taylor Gets New Life As Castle & Key And Other Bourbon News

Dec 19, 2016
The Bourbon Review

This week on the Business Side Justin Thompson, managing editor of the Bourbon Review talks about several new distilleries coming on line, the new temperature controlled limestone cellar at Makers Mark, and bourbon-themed gifts for the holidays.

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