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
5:40 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

School Kids Cheer On "Seabiscuit" As Part Of Literacy Event

Officials at the Kentucky Horse Park are betting that they can help school children develop a love of reading.  As Alan Lytle reports, a recently launched literacy project helps bring some of the things they read about in books to life.

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Local/Regional News
2:55 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

UK's Recently Departed Publicly Memorialized

The University of Kentucky has once again publicly thanked and eulogized every member of the campus community who died this past year during its third annual UK Remembers Memorial Service.

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WUKY In Depth
12:00 am
Thu April 5, 2012

In Depth: New Makers Mark Bottle Hitting Store Shelves Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The first Friday in April marks the start of the Keeneland Spring meet in Lexington, and for the past 16 years it’s also served as a kickoff for a charitable effort involving the racetrack, Makers Mark bourbon and the University of Kentucky. 

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Sports
12:01 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Longtime Sports Columnist Talks Cats, Cards, and Hoops Hysteria

With all the hype surrounding Saturday night's Final Four matchup between UK and U of L, we sought the opinion of someone who knows the history of both storied programs quite well.  Sports columnist Billy Reed has worked for both the Louisville Courier Journal and the Lexington Herald Leader. 

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Sports
12:01 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Cats-Cards Rivalry From The Players' Perspective

By the end of the night one basketball team from the Commonwealth will be going to the NCAA Championship Game, the other will be going home.  All this week, we've heard stories and anecdotes that illustrate the passion and hatred from both sides of the UK and U of L rivalry, but what are the players thinking as they head into this contest?  WUKY student reporter Adam Warner has their perspectives on the matchup.

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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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