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
1:20 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

LexPark Ending Free Validation Next Week

LEXINGTON, Ky.  -  The days of free parking in city-owned garages are coming to an end.  LexPark Executive Director Gary Means says beginning Monday a validated parking stub will entitle visitors to discounted parking.

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Local/Regional News
11:32 am
Thu August 30, 2012

KU, LG&E Sending Crews To Help With Isaac Cleanup

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Utility crews from across the region are heading to the Gulf Coast to help with restoration efforts following Hurricane Isaac.  Kentucky Utilities spokesman Cliff Feltham says about two hundred KU and LG&E workers left for the area this morning.

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Saving Stories
9:00 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Saving Stories Commemorates The Passing Of CAP Founder Fr. Ralph Beiting

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.

Sports
8:45 am
Thu August 23, 2012

1972 Olympic Hoops Team To Reunite This Weekend

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.

WUKY In Depth
9:01 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Mondays With The Mayors - Russ Meyer, Nicholasville On I-75 Connector Project

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In this week's edition of Mondays With The Mayors we talk with Nicholasville Mayor, Russ Meyer about the I-75 Connector Project between Jessamine and Madison counties that's been on the drawing board for more than two decades.  The proposal will be the subject of public meetings this week in Nicholasville and Richmond.

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UK Perspectives
11:20 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Organizers Discuss K Week

WUKY News Director Alan Lytle chats with K Week student organizers Alexa Ackermann and Nathan Brummett.

WUKY In Depth
9:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Mondays With The Mayors- Gippy Graham, Frankfort

LEXINGTON, Ky.  This week on Mondays With The Mayors we speak with Frankfort Mayor Gippy Graham.  The top administrator of the Capital City discusses strengthening the city's ties with Kentucky State University, getting the town back on solid fiscal footing, and balancing growth and progress, with historic preservation.

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Local/Regional News
1:34 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Distilleries to Continue Funding Alcohol Education Programs at UK, U of L

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Alcohol awareness programs at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville will continue to receive financial support  from two Kentucky distilleries.  Beam Inc. and Brown-Forman Corp. are giving a combined $600,000 to the schools to bolster efforts to combat underage and binge drinking across the Commonwealth.

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Local/Regional News
7:44 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Distance Learning Versus On Campus Experience - College Presidents Weigh In

LEXINGTON, Ky.  - The presidents of UK, Transylvania, Morehead State, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College participated Thursday in a round-table discussion on emerging higher education trends.

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Local/Regional News
9:00 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Mondays With The Mayors - Everette Varney, Georgetown

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week we speak with Georgetown Mayor, Everette Varney about the loss of the Bengals training camp, the state of Georgetown's economy, and the upcoming reunion of the 1972 Olympic basketball team which lost the Gold Medal game to the Soviet Union in controversial fashion.

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