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
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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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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