Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now known as Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and Program Director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.

In 2003, he joined WUKY as a part-time reporter and weekend announcer. He's earned several awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Documentary in 2005. An avid music fan raised on The Beatles and British Invasion rock, James also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays.  He currently works as a reporter and webmaster for the station. When he's off duty, James enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and kicking back with his cat, Brooklyn.

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Religious Conference On Sexuality Draws Fire

17 hours ago
Fairness Campaign

A conference hosted by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is focusing on what it calls the "present crisis” of gay and transgender issues.

Josh James / WUKY

University of Kentucky and Lexington officials are mapping out traffic patterns for a day that’s bound to test the city’s thoroughfares. The combination of a rare Thursday night football game, Keeneland, and the usual weekday rush hour backups could produce long waits for commuters.

This week, a federal judge slapped down an effort by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to halt the printing of a syndicated advice column in the state. But the case represents only one in a string of court battles over the legal reach of occupational licensing boards.

LRC Public Information

Despite 2015’s short 30-day legislative session, lobbying expenditures in Frankfort are on pace to break records this year.

A once prominent Kentucky healthcare company has agreed to pay a $16 million dollar civil judgment against them over federal fraud allegations.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Fayette County Public Schools showed modest overall improvements over the last year – that’s according to newly released numbers from Kentucky’s “Unbridled Learning” accountability system.

On the heels of the recent arrival of a new principal, Bryan Station High School students have launched a petition criticizing local media outlets for perpetuating a negative image of the school.

Josh James / WUKY

On the same day Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards was summoned to Capitol Hill to defend the organization, Lexington supporters are rallying outside the nonprofit’s Southland Drive location.

Josh James

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for a massive campaign against domestic violence in October. The goal is to reach a wider and more diverse audience than in years past.

Allegations of racial discrimination have prompted a federal investigation into Fayette County Public Schools. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has begun gathering testimony.