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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McConnell: Cuba Ambassador Confirmation Unlikely

23 hours ago

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba.

Josh James / WUKY

The attorney for a group of Louisville business owners says he intends to take the fight over the city’s newly-instituted minimum wage to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Work continues on Lexington’s Community Health Improvement Plan. The initiative launched in 2012 to identify and help remedy residents’ top health concerns narrowed its focus to three priorities, two of which may not sound like the typical issues tackled by a health agency.


Imagine attending a show featuring Jimi Hendrix and Alabama Shakes, or My Morning Jacket, U2, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, and many more!

Josh James / WUKY

City officials joined the Lexington Humane Society Monday in unveiling of two new transport trailers designed to house animals during emergencies. And the mobile units could wind up saving the lives of pets and their owners.

After six months of negotiations, debate, and public review, the ink appears to be drying on Lexington’s next budget.

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The 2015 Kentucky General Assembly wrapped up back in March, but most of the new laws passed over the 30-day session go into effect next week.


Kentucky is nearly leading the nation in drug overdose deaths – that’s according to a report released Wednesday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

This week, Bookmarks dives into LexPoMo (that's what all the cool kids call Lexington Poetry Month). Jay McCoy of the Morris Book Shop discusses the genesis of the month-long writing challenge and how readers and writers can get involved.