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. He took home AP's Best Radio Anchor award in 2016. When not covering news, Lytle enjoys cheering on the Wildcats (and Bearcats) and hanging out with his pet beagle, Howie. He recently earned a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky.

Ways to Connect

Mary Todd Lincoln House

To mark Women's History Month Alan Lytle continues his look at some notable Central Kentucky women and their place in history.  He talks with Mary Todd Lincoln House Executive Director Gwen Thompson about the former First Lady and the controversy that continues to swirl around her as a historical figure.

Frankfort March, Civil Rights Act, Major Part Of Powers' Legacy

Feb 2, 2016
Kentucky Historical Society

In part two of our Saving Stories tribute to Georgia Davis Powers the Civil Rights icon talks about her role in helping organize the 1964 March on Frankfort featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and MLB Great Jackie Robinson.

Josh James / WUKY

The latest on Kentucky's general election, including the nation's most competitive campaign for governor.


This week on The Business Side Alan talks with VisitLex President Mary Quinn Ramer about the bureau's not so secret strategy to attract tourists to Central Kentucky.

With only two weeks left in the gubernatorial primary season our political blogger Ken Kurtz predicts which candidates will make it  to the winner's circle.  One's pretty much a safe bet, the other?

University Press of Kentucky

Doug Brunk, who spent a good chunk of his childhood growing up in Wilmore, Kentucky, talks about his book Wildcat Memories - Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats, with WUKY's Alan Lytle.  The book is from University Press of Kentucky.

Makers Mark

Sales are expected to be brisk Friday for the latest commemorative Makers Mark bourbon bottle, this one features the likeness of the “Baron of the Bluegrass,” Kentucky basketball coaching legend Adolph Rupp.

UK Public Relations

This week we talk with new UK Provost Tim Tracy.  The former College of Pharmacy Dean assumed his new role this week as UK's Chief Academic Officer.

This week on UK Perspectives we discuss a new companion website for the university's new Rooted In Our Communities Appalachia initiative.  Special guest is Mallory Powell, communications director for the UK center for clinical and translational science, who will serve as the site's curator.

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Prior to her keynote speech at this year's Martin Luther King Day Celebration in Lexington, WUKY talks with Susan Taylor, editor emeritus of Essence Magazine and the founder of the National CARES Mentoring Program.