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
1:50 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Kentucky Sees Spike In Highway Deaths Over Memorial Day Weekend

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Preliminary statistics from Kentucky State Police indicate this was a very deadly holiday weekend on the Commonwealth’s roadways.  14 people lost their lives Friday through Memorial Day.

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Sports
6:41 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

UK Tops MSU To Reach SEC Semifinals

HOOVER, Ala. - Jerad Grundy worked six innings and allowed only one run while fanning a career-high nine and  Kentucky got four hits – including three doubles from senior Thomas McCarthy – to post a 5-1 win over No. Mississippi State to clinch a berth in the Southeastern Conference Tournament Semifinals at Regions Park.

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Sports
11:19 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Lucky Reds Fan Catches Two Consecutive Home Run Balls

CINCINNATI, Oh. -- Three consecutive home runs by the Cincinnati Reds helped secure a 4 to 1 victory last night over the Atlanta Braves, but it was action of a different sort in the bleachers that stole some of the headlines. 

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Local/Regional News
12:15 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Environmental Group Headed To D.C. For Special Rally

Members of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation will be in Washington D.C. this week to take part in a rally in support of a bill eliminating toxic chemicals from manufactured products. 

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Local/Regional News
12:30 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Young Historians Help Lexington Mark War of 1812 Bicentennial

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Some area high school students are anxious to see the results of their labor on display at the Lexington History Museum.  Members of the Henry Clay High School History Club, recognized last year as the top history club in the nation, did all of the research for a new exhibit marking the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

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Local/Regional News
1:06 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Movie Series Promotional Gimmick Turns Triangle Park's Fountains Red

WLEX TV

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A simple gesture meant to promote a new free movie series coming to Lexington’s Triangle Park has not gone according to plan.  

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Local/Regional News
4:45 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

UK School Of Music Gets More Than New Pianos

UK Vocal Major Rebecca Farley sings along to a new Yamaha Disklavier Piano. 18 of the instruments were delivered to the UK School of Music this week.
Whitney Hale

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK Music Students and their instructors have been ushered into the digital age with some new equipment introduced this week.

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Local/Regional News
10:14 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Three Sheriff's Office Employees Caught Up In Confiscated Weapons Scandal

Three employees in the Fayette County Sheriff’s office face charges in a scandal involving confiscated guns that were pawned. 

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Local/Regional News
5:22 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

UK Trustees Bump Tuition/Fees Another 6%

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the ninth consecutive year students at the University of Kentucky will be asked to dig deeper to pay for their education. 

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Sports
3:04 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

New Contract Makes Mitchell Highest Paid Women's Coach In the SEC

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky now has the highest paid Women’s Basketball Coach in the Southeastern Conference, with the announced new contract for Matthew Mitchell.

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