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
4:46 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

No End In Sight For Bourbon Boom

The dramatic growth of Kentucky’s bourbon industry has some observers wondering how long the boom can last.

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Local/Regional News
4:38 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Program Aims To Fight Domestic Violence With Old Cell Phones

The first box of used cell phones for Verizon's HopeLine program in Kentucky
Credit Josh James / WUKY

First Lady Jane Beshear helped kick off an initiative Wednesday that seeks to turn used cell phones into hope for victims of domestic violence.

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Local/Regional News
4:30 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Lobbying Interests Poised To Set Another Record

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Businesses and organizations lobbying lawmakers in Frankfort set a new spending record during the first eight months of 2014.

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Local/Regional News
1:24 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Eastern Ky. Residents Respond To New York Times Article

Graphic used in New York Times article "What's the Matter with Eastern Kentucky?"
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Eastern Kentucky residents are launching an effort to answer a June New York Times headline that asked “What’s the Matter with Eastern Kentucky?”

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Local/Regional News
1:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Ky. Lawmaker: Officials Stalling On LRC Report

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A state lawmaker is calling for the results of a review on the operations of Kentucky legislative staff to be made public.

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Local/Regional News
2:59 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Get Ready For More Outside-Funded Campaign Ads

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The National Rifle Association is only one of the outside groups hoping to sway voters in Kentucky’s much-watched Senate race.

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Local/Regional News
2:39 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Kentucky Education Commissioner Credited With Rekindling Reforms

Credit Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday speaks to reporters - Kentucky Education Department

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is being credited with shepherding the state through a challenging period of transition.

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Local/Regional News
3:10 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Expanded Gaming Losing Steam In Frankfort

One a pillar of Gov. Steve Beshear’s campaign for governor, the pledge to legalize expanded casino gambling appears less and less likely.

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Local/Regional News
2:23 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Tensions Between Paul And McCain Increase Over ISIS Claims

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A war of words continues between Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Sen. John McCain.

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Local/Regional News
1:47 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Dr. Cornel West To Salute Lexington Poverty Advocates

Dr. Cornel West
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This Saturday, author and academic Dr. Cornel West will travel to Lexington for the Community Action Council’s annual LexEndPoverty fundraiser.

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