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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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