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
6:25 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Panel Offers Preview Of 2015 Gubernatorial Race

Audience members watch the final panel of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Summit
Credit Josh James / WUKY

It wasn’t quite a gubernatorial debate, but Kentuckians got a taste of the coming campaign Tuesday at a business summit panel in Louisville.

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Local/Regional News
12:42 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

NBC News' Chuck Todd: Kentucky Poised To Become "Center Of Political Universe"

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd addressed a packed house at a business summit in Louisville Monday.

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Local/Regional News
12:36 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Grimes Revisits McConnell "Jobs" Quote In New Ad

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes went on the attack again Tuesday with a new TV ad featuring an out-of-work Appalachian coal miner.

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Rock & Roots
11:40 am
Tue July 22, 2014

WUKY Exclusive: Chris Smither On His 50 Year Retrospective

Chris Smither stopped by WUKY to talk with Joe Conkwright about his new double disc, 50 year retrospective Still On The Levee, and perform three of his classic songs.

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Specials
11:33 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Join WUKY And NPR For The 2014 Newport Folk Festival

NPR Music and WUKY are headed to the 2014 Newport Folk Festival this month, and we'll be gathering some great music for listeners - and you can find it right here!

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Local/Regional News
7:34 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Beshear: Urgency Drives SOAR Initiative

Gov. Steve Beshear says an unprecedented sense of urgency will help the latest effort to diversify Eastern Kentucky’s flagging economy succeed.

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Local/Regional News
4:04 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul Strikes Bipartisan Tone At Summit

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul addresses the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Summit
Credit Josh James / WUKY

U.S. Senator Rand Paul opened the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Summit Monday.

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Local/Regional News
4:22 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Barr Reacts To Critical Spending Report

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr is responding to a Herald-Leader report highlighting his office's spending on communications.

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Local/Regional News
5:22 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Satirical Senate Campaign After Laughs, Real Reforms

Screenshot from represent.us ad for satirical Gil Fulbright campaign

A new face is about to join the most-watched Senate race in the country, but you won’t see his name on the ballot this November.

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Local/Regional News
10:52 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Centre College Offers To Hold Senate Debate

Centre College is joining the long list of organizations vying to host a debate between Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates.

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