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.

Ways To Connect

While it’s rare that Kentucky lawmakers reopen budget talks in a non-budget year, both Republican Senate President Robert Stivers and the University of Kentucky are hoping 2015 will be an exception.

Parents of Fayette County Public School students got their first look at some new tentative drafts of new school zones Thursday.

The four big name candidates vying for the Republican nomination for governor in 2015 have their work cut out for them according to a new poll by Remington Research Group.

Blue Grass Airport saw an uptick in passengers in 2014, setting a new record for airport.

Expanding and growing partnerships will be the key to UK HealthCare’s success going forward… that’s according to Board of Trustees chair Oliver Gannon.

Josh James / WUKY

This weekend, University of Kentucky student musicians will sync a live, real time performance of the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack with the 1968 Stanley Kubrick classic at the Singletary Center.


A federal jury has convicted a Clay County man of illegally distributing prescription drugs that resulted in the death of a user. And while the verdict is not unusual, the case does mark a first for the eastern District of Kentucky.

A coalition of groups and individuals concerned about the effect fracking could have in Kentucky is gathering Tuesday night in Berea.

Josh James / WUKY

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes officially announced her bid for reelection to the office Monday.

Wendell Ford Remembered

Jan 22, 2015
University of Kentucky Libraries

Condolences are pouring for one of the giants of Kentucky politics who passed away Thursday morning.