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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From Here & Now:

For this edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions, we sit down with DeBraun Thomas, host of the Crunkadelic Funk Show on WUKY public radio in Lexington, Kentucky.

Lexington’s next public high school has a builder. As Josh James reports, the Fayette County school board approved a contract this week with D.W. Wilburn Inc. to begin construction on the facility.

It’s not every day you pass a vehicle outfitted with multiple cameras and a “Danger: Laser” sign on the trunk, but that’s just what Lexington drivers might see winding through their neighborhoods over the next couple weeks. It's all part of a digital survey of road conditions throughout the city.

On this installment, we chat with NPR Morning Edition host and author Steve Inskeep about the fascinating democratic tug-of-war at the heart of his new book Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab.

A Lexington council member tasked with reviewing Mayor Jim Gray’s proposed budget is questioning the recommended raises for some staff in the mayor’s office.

This week local skeptics will converge on the Lexington Center for the third annual Kentucky Freethought Convention - and their ranks could be growing.

Fayette County Public Schools officials are facing number of challenges in the coming weeks and months – from finding a new superintendent to addressing underperforming schools.

It’s just about time to officially dive in to summer as area pools prepare to open their gates Saturday. And this year, the Lexington Parks Department has eliminated one particular inconvenience that has annoyed local pool-goers for more than a decade – the lack of a credit card payment option.

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the state could step in if Fayette County Public Schools officials don’t take timely action to address persistently low-achieving schools.

Woodford Humane Society

Memorial Day weekend means plenty of cookouts and festivities – including one geared toward residents of the canine variety.