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
4:57 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Bluegrass Fair Takes Over Masterson Station Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of Central Kentuckians are expected to make at least one trip to Masterson Station Park for the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair which opens its 11 day run on Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
4:12 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Mayor Names Keith Jackson Permanent Fire Chief

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says he’s looked at the situation and has come to the decision that interim Fire Chief Keith Jackson should hold the job permanently.  At a press conference Thursday afternoon at the Fire Training Center, the promotion was made official.  Gray credits Jackson’s leadership for turning around a fire department recently overwhelmed by managerial and financial problems.

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Sports
2:43 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Lexington to Host National Half-Marathon Race

LEXINGTON, Ky.  - Next spring the Horse Capital of the World will be a host city for a major running event.  The Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, which attracts more than a half-million participants in more than 30 locations around the world, will hold a half-marathon event March 30th at Keeneland Race Course.

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Local/Regional News
2:29 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

State Police Phasing Out Crown Victoria Cruisers

125 of these 2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicles have been purchased by Kentucky State Police to replace aging, and now extinct Ford Crown Victoria cruisers.
Kentucky State Police

LEXINGTON, Ky.  - Kentucky State Police have begun phasing out their popular Crown Victoria cruisers in favor of a new Chevy Caprice Patrol vehicle.  The move was necessary because Ford stopped making Crown Vics in 2010.

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Local/Regional News
5:01 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

140 Movers & Shakers Saluted, Encouraged As Community Connectors

LEXINGTON, Ky.  -  United Way, AARP, and a number of other area organizations are coming together to do more than talk about community issues.  Phase one of the program is to identify people who are widely considered to be the real “doers” or unsung heroes of action in Central Kentucky.  140 such individuals were saluted at a luncheon at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort on Tuesday.

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WUKY In Depth
1:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Mayor Gray, Other Community Leaders In San Antonio This Week

LEXINGTON, Ky - In our premiere edition of "Mondays With The Mayors" Lexington Mayor Jim Gray discusses this week's Commerce Lexington leadership trip to San Antonio, Texas, working with other Central Kentucky cities, jobs, and the fate of his proposed budget.  Mondays with the Mayors is an exclusive production of WUKY.

Local/Regional News
4:52 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

New Funding Source Helps iHigh Aim High

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A home-grown, Kentucky internet company has attracted a sizable investment from a national media group.

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Sports
2:50 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Kentucky Baseball Team Garners SEC Honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After guiding the Wildcats to a record-setting 41 win regular season, UK Coach Gary Henderson has been named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year.

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Local/Regional News
1:50 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Kentucky Sees Spike In Highway Deaths Over Memorial Day Weekend

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Preliminary statistics from Kentucky State Police indicate this was a very deadly holiday weekend on the Commonwealth’s roadways.  14 people lost their lives Friday through Memorial Day.

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Sports
6:41 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

UK Tops MSU To Reach SEC Semifinals

HOOVER, Ala. - Jerad Grundy worked six innings and allowed only one run while fanning a career-high nine and  Kentucky got four hits – including three doubles from senior Thomas McCarthy – to post a 5-1 win over No. Mississippi State to clinch a berth in the Southeastern Conference Tournament Semifinals at Regions Park.

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