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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Business
8:40 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Bizchat Covers Western Ky., Vice Mayor Retiring, And Pappy Demand

Erik Carlson, editor in chief at Business Lexington, checks in after taking a Commerce Lexington Regional Tour to Western Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
4:13 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Lexington Has 2018 World Equestrian Games In Its Sights

Credit Laura Goldman rides Carlingford JD at the World Equestrian Games.Photo by Shannon Brinkman for USEF

Kentucky is throwing down the gauntlet… specifically Lexington.  The city has officially submitted a bid to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games. 

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Tue November 12, 2013

New City Hall, Farmer's Market, And Resurrected Shorty's Part Of This Week's BizLex Chat

The current location of the Lexington's Government Center in the old Lafayette Hotel
Credit photo provided

This week we get the lowdown on a potential new city hall and other downtown issues with Erik Carlson, Editor in Chief of Business Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
5:27 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Renowned Appalachian History Professor Donates Papers To UK Special Collections

Ron Eller, distinguished history professor is retiring from UK at the end of the academic year. His personal papers will reside in the school's Special Collections Library
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The University of Kentucky’s Special Collections Library has about 40 square feet of new research materials as of Friday. 

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Local/Regional News
1:50 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Young Environmentalists To Protest Outside Rupp

The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is against using coal severance funds to refurbish Rupp Arena
Credit facebook.com

Fans making their way into Rupp Arena tomorrow night may get asked to sign a petition.

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Local/Regional News
3:04 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Mobile App Tracks Changes To Status Of Offenders

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There's a mobile app that notifies crime victims about changes in the status of criminal offenders in Kentucky.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Jobs Fund, Healthy Horse Sales and Lexmark Earnings This Week In Bizlex Chat

Editor Erik Carlson is back this week to talk about stories from the pages of Business Lexington.  This week we cover Lexmark, horse sales and more.

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Local/Regional News
3:04 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Piggy Bank Bus Shelter Now In Use For Columbia Heights/Chevy Chase Corridor

Lextran passengers and pedestrians in the Columbia Heights / Chevy Chase corridor have a brand new bus stop shelter.

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Local/Regional News
1:49 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Beshear Touts ACA On National TV & During DC Speech

Gov. Beshear says he is proud that Kentucky is the only southern state to create its own health benefits exchange, predicting that others will follow.

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Local/Regional News
9:36 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Blue Licks Commemorates Signature Battle This Weekend

Re-enactors play out the Battle of Blue Licks this weekend
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LEXINGTON, Ky.-- Hundreds of re-enactors and thousands of spectators will again descend on Blue Licks State Resort Park near Mount Olivet this weekend.  They’ll be commemorating the 1782 battle that took place between a handful of pioneers and a heavily fortified contingent of British troops and Native Americans. 

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