Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now 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 numerous awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Reporter in 2014 and 2016. An avid music fan raised on British Invasion rock, Josh also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays. He currently serves as a station reporter and webmaster.

When he's off duty, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

Ways to Connect

Join WUKY this Saturday, May 26th from noon - 4 p.m. for our Open House at 2640 Spurr Road, where we invite everyone to visit our new studios/offices.

CDC/Betty Partin

The Kentucky Department of Public Health is handing out 10,000 hepatitis A vaccinations to the 10 counties hardest hit by the multi-state outbreak.

AP Photo/Adam Beam

The campaign manager for Sixth District Democratic primary winner Amy McGrath says her decisive showing at the ballot box Tuesday shows there's a continuing hunger for non-traditional candidates who sidestep the standard political channels.

Samantha Lederman / WUKY

Political newcomer Amy McGrath is Kentucky Democrats’ choice to challenge three-term Republican incumbent Andy Barr in the fall. Buoyed by the rural vote, the 42-year-old former fighter combat pilot upset Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in the party's 6th District primary.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington primary voters had encountered few problems at the polls as of noon Tuesday, though reports just over a dozen vote-buying or bribery complaints have been lodged across the state.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley/Adam Beam

The 6th District Democratic primary took a negative turn on Friday, just days before voters descend on the polls to choose from a crowded roster of would-be challengers for Republican incumbent Andy Barr.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Fayette County Schools officials say a nearly $10 million dollar state cut won’t result in any teacher or staff layoffs in the proposed 2017-18 budget, but other positions will be trimmed while the district searches for alternative funding for new safety recommendations.

UK Special Collections / Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s Urban League recognized its 50th anniversary Thursday.

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File

Sen. Mitch McConnell says a Democratic-led attempt to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules would "overregulate" the internet. The majority leader’s chamber narrowly voted Wednesday to overturn a Federal Communications Commission decision axing the online traffic guidelines.

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Silas House speaks with Joseph Crespino, author of Atticus Finch: The Biography. This new book is an examination of one of the most beloved figures in literature, the father in Harper Lee’s novels To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman.

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