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. He took home AP's Best Radio Anchor award in 2016. When not covering news, Lytle enjoys cheering on the Wildcats (and Bearcats) and hanging out with his pet beagle, Howie. He recently earned a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky.

Ways to Connect

UK Now

This weekend marks the ten year anniversary of the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington.  Many of the 49 people who perished that day had ties to the state's flagship university.  Larry Turner was the associate dean for extension in the UK College of Agriculture and the director of the cooperative extension service.  He was on his way to a conference in Puerto Rico that morning.  Dr. Jimmy Henning, who succeeded Dr. Turner in that position shares some of his fond memories of a life well-lived but tragically cut short.

Celebrities, Bourbon And Brand Hoarding This Week On The Business Side

Aug 15, 2016
Associated Press

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Justin Thompson, editor in chief of The Bourbon Review about film actor Matthew McConaughey's new multi-year contract with Wild Turkey as the brand's creative director and what that might mean for the bourbon industry.  They also talk about the disturbing trend of secondary marketeers scooping up limited edition bottles of bourbon, much like a ticket scalper, then selling the collectibles for inflated prices.  Is there anything distilleries can do about this?  Should they care?

Risking a potential Geraldo and Al Capone moment, the University of Kentucky opened up a time capsule from the old Sarah Bennett Holmes Residence Hall and streamed the big reveal over facebook live.

Kentucky Arts Council

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about a new study commissioned by the Kentucky Arts Council assessing the economic importance of the Arts across the Commonwealth.

Ashland The Henry Clay Estate

To celebrate national hemp heritage week, the historic home of the great compromiser is holding a day-long hemp symposium this Saturday.

Alan Lytle

Lexington’s Douglass Park, which celebrates its one hundredth anniversary this year is getting a new playground.  That announcement Friday from Mayor Gray and the Park’s Centennial Commission.  First District Councilman James Brown helped secure the funding for the project, which he says is a great anniversary present.

UK Now

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with associate professor of sociology Edward Morris about a new study he and a colleague from Indiana University conducted examining a particular aspect of the achievement gap between black and white students; a measurable difference in the meting out of punishment.

UK Health Care

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Dr. Mark Evers, director of the UK Markey Cancer Center, about his annual state of the cancer center address.

VisitLex

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with VisitLex President Mary Quinn Ramer about the timetable for expansion of the Lexington Convention Center and the agency's efforts to get more locals to appreciate what's fun to see and do close to home.

Distillery District's Growth In Popularity - This Week On The Business Side

May 9, 2016
Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle and Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols discuss two new businesses coming soon to downtown Lexington's Distillery District.

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