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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Local/Regional News
5:11 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Kentucky Archaeology Spotlighted This Weekend In Red River Gorge

Credit The Kentucky Archaeological Survey/Kentucky Heritage Council.

The state's oldest archaeology event is coming up this weekend in eastern Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Opera House To Welcome Return Of Restored Grand Piano

After a successful fundraising effort the Lexington Opera House's fully restored Steinway Grand Piano debuts Friday night. Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts will do the honors.
Credit photo provided

A little bit of musical history will be made Friday night at the Lexington Opera House.  The iconic theater's restored grand piano will return to the stage.

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Local/Regional News
12:52 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

UK-EKU To Share $5M CDC Grant For Occupational Health And Safety In Appalachia

Credit CARERC

The University of Kentucky’s Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center has been awarded a $5 M grant.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Is Kentucky Headed For A Bourbon Bubble? That And More In BizLexChat

This week we ask if Kentucky's signature bourbon barrel is bottomless plus new restaurants and Lexmark's bidding war victory in BizLexChat.

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UK Perspectives
11:17 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Providing Better News Coverage For Central And Eastern Kentucky

This week, WUKY news director Alan Lytle and WMKY news director Chuck Mraz discuss a new agreement allowing the stations to share stories.

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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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