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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.