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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Josh James / WUKY

Nearly three-fourths of young Kentuckians could not answer the call of duty if required – and high levels of obesity are mostly to blame. That’s according to a new report from Mission: Readiness, a non-partisan national security organization.

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Arguments over the effectiveness of pre-K education programs in the state could be front and center in a state House K-12 budget subcommittee next year.

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Like many communities in the South, Lexington is embarking on a reexamination of its Civil War monuments and the contexts in which they’re displayed.

McConnell: Cuba Ambassador Confirmation Unlikely

Jul 2, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba.

Josh James / WUKY

The attorney for a group of Louisville business owners says he intends to take the fight over the city’s newly-instituted minimum wage to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Work continues on Lexington’s Community Health Improvement Plan. The initiative launched in 2012 to identify and help remedy residents’ top health concerns narrowed its focus to three priorities, two of which may not sound like the typical issues tackled by a health agency.


Imagine attending a show featuring Jimi Hendrix and Alabama Shakes, or My Morning Jacket, U2, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, and many more!

Josh James / WUKY

City officials joined the Lexington Humane Society Monday in unveiling of two new transport trailers designed to house animals during emergencies. And the mobile units could wind up saving the lives of pets and their owners.

After six months of negotiations, debate, and public review, the ink appears to be drying on Lexington’s next budget.