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

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.

Saving Stories: Trench Warfare In World War I

Nov 11, 2014
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On this Veterans' Day, we get a rare first-hand account of life in the trenches during the "War To End All Wars" fought a century ago.

Saving Stories: Master Distiller Jimmy Russell

Nov 6, 2014
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Dr. Doug Boyd discusses the Nunn Center's ongoing project to chronicle Kentucky's bourbon industry, including master distiller Jimmy Russell.

University of Kentucky employees with an eye toward retirement have an opportunity to get many of their questions answered at a special forum Friday.

Green will be the dominant color and theme at a conference Thursday at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington.

UK Athletics

On the eve of Big Blue Madness UK men’s basketball coach John Calipari held court with local reporters during the annual media day event.

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