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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Local/Regional News
2:52 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Gas Leak Forces Evacuations At UK

Police and fire vehicles packed onto Hilltop Avenue as students and staff were routed away from a natural gas leak on campus
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Hundreds of UK students and staff were evacuated from the W.T. Young Library and surrounding residence halls due to a gas leak Monday.

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WUKY In Depth
1:58 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Bourbon Boom, Carbon Capture, & A Way Forward For Rupp On BizLexChat

This week, Erik Carlson discusses Kentucky's Bourbon boom, carbon capture in the Bluegrass, and a way forward for the Rupp Arena project.

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Local/Regional News
3:45 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Lexington Joins White House Homeless Veterans Initiative

Lexington will become the latest city to sign on to a White House initiative dubbed the “Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.”

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Local/Regional News
2:53 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Planning Commission OKs Another Kroger Expansion

As a new, much larger Kroger takes shape on Euclid Avenue, the Urban County Planning Commission has approved another Kroger expansion.

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Local/Regional News
1:35 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Health Reform Provision Means $6.2M In Kentucky Insurer Refunds

Kentucky families are set to receive an average of $43 in refunds from four state health insurers.

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Local/Regional News
1:08 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Lexington Officials Promise Fight Over Postal Service Decision

Officials are lining up to fight the postal service decision to shut down mail-processing operations at Lexington’s Nandino Boulevard location.

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Local/Regional News
12:19 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Pop Bottle Bombs Found At Area High Schools, Student Activities Canceled

Lafayette High School
Credit www.kycaa.org

Activities at five Fayette County High Schools have been canceled following the discovery of three "pop bottle" bombs.

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Local/Regional News
6:25 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Panel Offers Preview Of 2015 Gubernatorial Race

Audience members watch the final panel of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Summit
Credit Josh James / WUKY

It wasn’t quite a gubernatorial debate, but Kentuckians got a taste of the coming campaign Tuesday at a business summit panel in Louisville.

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Local/Regional News
12:42 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

NBC News' Chuck Todd: Kentucky Poised To Become "Center Of Political Universe"

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd addressed a packed house at a business summit in Louisville Monday.

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Local/Regional News
12:36 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Grimes Revisits McConnell "Jobs" Quote In New Ad

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes went on the attack again Tuesday with a new TV ad featuring an out-of-work Appalachian coal miner.

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