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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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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Local/Regional News
5:02 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Community Action Council Hires Successor To Jack Burch

Malcolm Ratchford succeeds Jack Burch as the new Executive Director of Community Action Council
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Community Action Council has a new Executive Director.  Malcolm Ratchford is the agency’s former manager for neighborhood and community services.  He has more than 16 years of community action agency experience, 12 on the managerial side.  Ratchford succeeds long-time Executive Director Jack Burch who retired from the post last month.

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Local/Regional News
12:22 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Xerox Call Center Hiring

LEXINGTON, Ky.  - The Xerox call center in Lexington is looking for 100 additional full time employees to provide information to those signing up for coverage through Kentucky’s new health benefit exchange, part of the Affordable Care Act.  

Xerox spokesperson Chris Gilligan says the company has contracted with the state to provide the customer care support.

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Local/Regional News
4:30 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Furloughs Hit Blue Grass Army Depot

RICHMOND, Ky. - More than 100 workers at the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond are seeing their hours cut from 40 per week down to thirty-two at least through September. 

The furloughs are a byproduct of the automatic spending cuts triggered by the federal budget sequester.  Blue Grass Chemical Activity commander Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Grice says the action is regrettable but necessary.  He insists however, that the safe and secure storage of over 500 tons of chemical weapons at the site remains the highest priority.

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UK Perspectives
3:56 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Award-Winning Reporter Karen Czar Joins WUKY News Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Karen Czar is no stranger to radio news in Central Kentucky. Now, after a hiatus, the award-winning journalist is set to return to the airwaves in July on WUKY.

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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Lexington MPO Wants Input On Four Year Transportation Plan

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Residents in Fayette and Jessamine counties are being encouraged to weigh in on four years worth of transportation improvement projects. 

Senior Transportation Planner Charles Schaub with the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization says people can see for themselves detailed roadway improvement projects.

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