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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The “Sharing Thanksgiving” event is one of the largest food distribution efforts God’s Pantry undertakes each year – and 2014 is no different.

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One often hears people talk about “the gift of song,” but it’s no cliché for one University of Kentucky Healthcare patient.

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Just days before Thanksgiving, one group on the University of Kentucky campus is asking students to rethink that traditional turkey dinner.

The grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown has prompted protests across the country – and Lexington joined that list of communities Tuesday.

If your recyclables are piling up, don’t bother wheeling them out to the curb this week.

Pardon our dust! WUKY is currently undergoing a site redesign aimed at streamlining our news content, but we're still ironing out a few kinks.

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Lexington’s first municipal airport has earned a permanent marker in what’s now the Meadowthorpe area of town.

Winds in excess of 50 MPH have been causing headaches for city officials, drivers, and home and business owners Monday.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says President Barack Obama’s executive actions are creating what he calls a “major Constitutional crisis.”

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The first batch of families displaced by the Newtown Pike Extension is set to move into their new homes at Davis Park View before Thanksgiving.