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.

Ways to Connect

Hotel Tax, Local Option, Props To KFC And Emerge 14 On BizLexChat

Mar 24, 2014

We get the latest on the Hotel Tax bill, the Local Option Sales Tax, a milestone for KFC, and an upcoming conference in Lexington.

What About BOB, LOST, And Patent Trolls This Week On BizLex Chat

Mar 17, 2014
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This week we discuss two business measures being debated in Frankfort and the expansion of Best Of Bluegrass later this summer.

STORYCORPS: Northern Kentucky Advocate Discovers The Power Of The Pen

Mar 13, 2014
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.

SAVING STORIES: 1964 Civil Rights March On Frankfort

Mar 4, 2014
Kentucky Human Rights Commission

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

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

STORYCORPS: Second Hand Smoke Key Issue In Smoking Bans

Feb 27, 2014
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.

The Business Of Education This Week On BizLexChat

Feb 24, 2014

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

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

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In this edition of Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares excerpts of an interview with Christian Appalachian Project founder, Father Ralph Beiting who passed away earlier this month at the age of 88.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Central Kentucky will play host to the 40 year reunion of the 1972 USA Olympic Basketball team which lost the disputed Gold Medal game to the USSR in Munich, Germany.  It is still one of the most controversial finishes in sports history, and the captain of that team, Georgetown College's own Kenny Davis reflects on the memories that still burn bright 40 years on.  We also talked with former Lexington Herald Leader and Louisville Courier Journal sports columnist Billly Reed, who was instrumental in putting the reunion together.