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.

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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.

Members of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation will be in Washington D.C. this week to take part in a rally in support of a bill eliminating toxic chemicals from manufactured products. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Some area high school students are anxious to see the results of their labor on display at the Lexington History Museum.  Members of the Henry Clay High School History Club, recognized last year as the top history club in the nation, did all of the research for a new exhibit marking the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.


LEXINGTON, Ky. - A simple gesture meant to promote a new free movie series coming to Lexington’s Triangle Park has not gone according to plan.  

Lexington, KY – In this special Black History Month installment of Saving Stories, Alan Lytle chats with Dr. Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral Histories in the UK Libraries about its collection of interviews with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and their different approaches to Civil Rights.