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
5:26 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

BBB: Beware Of Ticket Scammers

LEXINGTON, Ky.  Tickets for the NCAA Tournament games at Louisville’s Yum Center are hard to come by and as Alan Lytle reports,  that could open the door to a variety of scam artists.

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Local/Regional News
1:45 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Herald Leader Editor Stands By Decision To Move Doonesbury Cartoons

LEXINGTON, Ky.  The editor of the Lexington Herald Leader newspaper is addressing some confusion surrounding a decision concerning this week’s Doonesbury comic strip.  Peter Baniak says some are using social media sites to erroneously report that the paper is censoring the often controversial cartoon.  He says that’s not the case at all.

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Sports
10:47 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Legends Gearing Up For Fan Fest

LEXINGTON, Ky.  Central Kentucky sports fans will likely stay glued to the tube all weekend long, but there will be a few breaks in the action for other activities.  The Lexington Legends hope a sizable contingent show up for the annual Fan Fest event at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

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Local/Regional News
6:33 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Planning Commission Nixes Gas Pumps At Chinoe Kroger

LEXINGTON, Ky.  People who live near the Chinoe Village Shopping Center have succeeded in persuading the Urban County Planning Commission to reject a proposal to build a gasoline station at the corner of Chinoe and Creekwood Road.

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Local/Regional News
12:06 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Report Predicts Alzheimer's Disease To Affect More Baby Boomers

LEXINGTON, Ky.  A new report predicts that by the year 2025, there will be as many as 100,000  individuals with Alzheimer’s disease living in Kentucky.  That data is contained in the annual Alzheimer’s Association 2012 Facts and Figures assessment.

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Local/Regional News
12:02 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Fund Started To Help Storm Victims Rebuild

A Lexington-based non-profit organization has started a fund to help storm affected Eastern Kentuckians get started rebuilding their lives once relief workers leave the area. 

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Sports
2:48 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Calipari Coach Of The Year In SEC, Anthony Davis Voted Conference's Best Player

Kentucky Coach John Calipari and Freshman Anthony Davis Won Coach of the Year and Player of the Year Honors in the Southeastern Conference

Kentucky Coach John Calipari has been voted the SEC Coach of the Year after leading the Wildcats to a 30 and 1 record; 16 -0 in the Southeastern Conference.  Freshman big man Anthony Davis was voted the league's best player.  Davis also took home top freshman and defensive player of the year honors.

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Local/Regional News
3:01 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Kentucky State Police Collecting Storm Relief Items

While the Red Cross and other relief agencies concentrate on fundraising on behalf of storm relief efforts, Kentucky State Police are collecting all manner of supplies to aid in the cleanup and recovery across the Commonwealth.

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Local/Regional News
10:04 am
Mon March 5, 2012

UK Teaming With Georgetown College For Equine Career Fair

An area that prides itself as the “Horse Capital of the World” should offer a variety of equine related career opportunities.  Just how many and what kind of jobs are available will be showcased at the University of Kentucky this week.

UK College of Agriculture Internship Coordinator, Elizabeth Labonty says the event is a joint effort with the Georgetown College Equine Scholars Program.

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Local/Regional News
1:20 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

UK Cancels Classes After 3 p.m. Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky.  The threat of severe weather has prompted the University of Kentucky to cancel classes.  A release from the UK Administration states:

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