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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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

STORYCORPS: Northern Kentucky Advocate Discovers The Power Of The Pen

Smoke-free advocates Denny Nafus and Betsy Janes
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

This week meet a Northern Kentuckian who launched a letter writing campaign for no-smoking ordinances across the state.

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Saving Stories
8:40 am
Tue March 4, 2014

SAVING STORIES: 1964 Civil Rights March On Frankfort

Baseball Great Jackie Robinson and Activist Martin Luther King participated in the Civil Rights March on Frankfort on March 5th, 1964. Looking over Dr. King's shoulder is Georgia Davis Powers.
Credit Kentucky Human Rights Commission

Hear two distinct memories of the March On Frankfort this week in a special segment of Saving Stories.

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Local/Regional News
9:42 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Mayor Gray Touts Local Option Sales Tax Before House Panel

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray
Credit photo provided

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray made his case to lawmakers in Frankfort Thursday that his constituents could benefit from a local option sales tax.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

STORYCORPS: Second Hand Smoke Key Issue In Smoking Bans

Attorney and former smoker Penny Warren and Lexington Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Whayne
Credit Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

The dangerous health effects of second-hand smoke played a key role in making Lexington a smoke-free community.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon February 24, 2014

The Business Of Education This Week On BizLexChat

Transy has a new president, plus UK's new provost and ag. dean, all discussed at some length in this week's BizLexChat segment.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Rupp Re-Dux, Plans For 'The Square' This Week On BizLexChat

Rendering of the Revamped Rupp Arena
Credit Business Lexington

This week we discuss the newly released plans for a "liberated" Rupp Arena, and what's up with Victorian Square.

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Saving Stories
8:40 am
Tue February 11, 2014

SAVING STORIES: Memories Of The Movement

Students bar the entrance to Louisville's Blue Boar restaurant
Credit radgeek.com

In honor of Black History Month Saving Stories highlights student-led efforts to de-segregate lunch counters in Louisville.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Beshear Tax Plan, Moving Co. Case, Code For America, And West Sixth Expansion On BizLexChat

Governor Steve Beshear announced his tax reform package during a news conference in Frankfort last week
Credit wuky.org

This week we discuss tax modernization, an important legal case, Code For America, and finish the segment up with, what else, a cold one.

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WUKY In Depth
5:57 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

In Depth: On The Rise Of The Fab Four

University of Kentucky music theory professor Kevin Holm-Hudson discusses the continuing influence of the Fab Four in America 50 years on.

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Local/Regional News
12:21 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Lexington Getting Hi-Tech Help In Community Relations

The city will benefit this year from the expertise of three technological Fellows from Code for America, a so-called Peace Corps for Geeks.

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