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
4:52 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

UK Has Mixed Reaction To State Budget

A spokesman for University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says the school is disappointed with some aspects of the final budget compromise worked out by the legislative conference committee.

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Local/Regional News
5:01 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

City, Campus Authorities Urge Final Four Celebrants To Rejoice Responsibly

Championship-level celebrations often have a way of getting out of hand, and city, county, and campus authorities say they have a plan in place to make sure the Wildcat faithful show their team spirit in a safe and respectable manner.

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Local/Regional News
5:20 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Beshear Touts State-Supported Substance Abuse Programs

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is touting a new report that confirms the effectiveness and efficiency of state-supported substance abuse treatment centers. 

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Local/Regional News
8:54 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

UK Provost Leaving To Take Chancellorship At UMass Amherst

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kumble Subbaswamy, who has served as the provost of the University of Kentucky since 2006 is leaving to accept the Chancellorship at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; the school announced Monday.

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Local/Regional News
9:54 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Public Weighs In On Distillery District Options

Proposals to revitalize Lexington’s Distillery District were discussed at a public meeting Wednesday night at the McConnell Springs Education Center.  A team of landscape architects and engineers discussed a number of structural, and aesthetic changes that could be introduced to the area comprising Manchester Street, Oliver Lewis Way and Forbes Road.

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Local/Regional News
2:38 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Midway College President Stepping Down

MIDWAY, Ky.  Midway College will soon be looking for another president.  After 10 years at the helm, Dr. William B. Drake has submitted his resignation to the Board of Trustees.

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Local/Regional News
2:32 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

NOH8 Campaign Coming To Lexington

Glee co-star Jane Lynch Has Posed For The NOH8 Campaign
Adam Bouska

Photographers will be in Lexington for a unique photo shoot Tuesday night.  It’s part of the national NOH8 campaign; a social media phenomenon spawned by people opposed to California’s Proposition 8 ballot initiative which prohibited same-sex couples from marrying.

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Local/Regional News
1:05 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Architect Helping Bring Sturdier Modular Homes To Rural Kentucky

An example of an energy efficient home manufactured in a converted houseboat factory in Monticello, Ky. The UK College of Design and Center for Applied Energy Research hope the houses will be an affordable alternative to mobile homes

A local architect says it’s no coincidence that some of the worst storm damage in Eastern Kentucky occurred to people in mobile homes.  Michael Jacobs, a visiting instructor with the UK College of Design, says his team is working with the Center For Applied Energy Research, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, Kentucky Housing Corporation and others, on a major project that could eventually bring sturdier, more affordable, and energy-efficient housing to rural areas of the state.

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Local/Regional News
1:52 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Exile, Kentucky Headhunters Among Nominees For Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

LEXINGTON, Ky.  Chart-toppers Exile (“Kiss You All Over”, “Woke Up In Love”), and the Kentucky Headhunters  (“Dumas Walker”, “Oh Lonesome Me”) are among the newest inductees into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame at Renfro Valley.

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Sports
7:57 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

UK Women A Number Two Seed In Tournament, Face McNeese State On Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky.  The SEC regular season champions were rewarded Monday night with a number two seed in the Kingston Regional of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.  They will face number 15 McNeese State in the first round.  The game takes place in Ames, Iowa.

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