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.

Pages

Local/Regional News
9:46 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic Tonight In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Fayette County Health Department is teaming up with the Lexington Humane Society and the city’s department of animal care and control for an annual rabies vaccination clinic. 

Read more
WUKY In Depth
9:13 am
Thu May 3, 2012

In Depth: Congolese Refugee To Earn PHD At UK This Weekend

Congolese Refugee Fraternel Amuri Misako will receive his PHD in Political Science during UK's May Commencement Ceremonies this weekend
UK Public Relations

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Of the thousands of students who will graduate from the University of Kentucky this weekend, some will say they achieved their goals by taking the road less traveled, and others like the guest you’re about to meet can talk about an educational journey most of us can’t even begin to fathom.

Read more
Local/Regional News
10:25 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Despite Successful Event, Food Trucks Still Being Hotly Debated

LEXINGTON, Ky. - One of the organizers of last weekend’s Bluegrass Food Blast, which featured several mobile food vendors taking over a downtown parking lot, says the event demonstrated what would happen if the city relaxed restrictions on the food carts.  Amanda Tibbetts, with the Bluegrass Food Truck Association, told members of a task force working on an ordinance for so-called itinerant merchants in Lexington, that support for the mobile businesses is growing.

Read more
Local/Regional News
1:10 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

College of Pharmacy Dean Appointed Interim Provost

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has appointed college of pharmacy dean, Tim Tracy as interim provost when Kumble Subbaswamy leaves to accept the Chancellorship of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Read more
Local/Regional News
1:37 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Residence Hall Named For Former UK President Roselle

On Tuesday, UK Renamed the former North Hall, David P. Roselle Hall in honor of the school's ninth president.
UK Public Relations

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A residence hall for first year University of Kentucky Fine Arts students now bears the name of UK’s 9th President.  At a ceremony on Tuesday, the former North Hall, a 144-bed complex, which opened in 2005, was re-christened Roselle Hall in honor of David P. Roselle, who held the post from July 1987 through December 1989.

Read more
Local/Regional News
12:04 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Religious Coalition Wants Answers, Commitments From Lexington Leaders

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and at least five members of the Urban County Council will come face to face with nearly 2,000 constituents tonight during the annual BUILD Coalition, Nehemiah Action Assembly.

Read more
Sports
1:26 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Cat Fight Of Epic Proportions This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Extra bleachers have been installed at Cliff Hagan Stadium in anticipation of record crowds for this weekend’s showdown between the top two college baseball teams in the country. 

Number one LSU comes into town to take on number two Kentucky.

Read more
Local/Regional News
12:26 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Keeneland President Nick Nicholson Announces His Retirement

LEXINGTON, Ky.  – Keeneland President and CEO Nick Nicholson will retire from his post on September first, the track announced earlier today.  He will be succeeded by current Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bill Thomason.

Read more
WUKY In Depth
2:56 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Lexington's Latino Media Grows Along With Local Population

Andres Cruz Is The Editor And Publisher Of Lexington's Bilingual Newspaper La Voz
cultureondemand.com

The 2010 census revealed that Lexington’s Latino population has doubled in the past decade. As WUKY’s Cassidy Herrington reports, Latino media has grown accordingly to meet the needs of a now thriving community.

Read more
Local/Regional News
4:18 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Hunt Morgan House To Get New Marker Today

One of the oldest historical markers in Kentucky is getting a long overdue makeover.  Officials at the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation scraped together enough money to replace the Hunt Morgan House sign in Gratz Park, which had become virtually unreadable.

Read more

Pages