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 The Beatles and British Invasion rock, Josh 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, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

Ways to Connect

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Kentuckians are warming to Governor Matt Bevin, according to a recent poll.

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Toyota’s Georgetown plant is gearing up for a $1.3 billion dollar infusion as the facility undergoes upgrades. The announcement comes after the state agreed to sweeten the company’s tax incentive package.

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A Lexington police sergeant praised for his role in saving the lone survivor of Comair Flight 5191 is now filing a whistleblower suit.

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Laboratory tests have confirmed two cases of the mumps in Fayette County.

Republicans Hail 'Transformative' 2017 Session

Mar 31, 2017
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Kentucky Republicans rounded out their first legislative session since securing control of the House of Representatives by passing a new anti-drug measure, approving gubernatorial appointees, and okaying an eleventh hour $15 million request for an unnamed economic development project.

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While Gov. Matt Bevin has shown he's not shy about exercising his veto powers, the Republican-led General Assembly appears ready and willing to respond in kind during the final two days of the regular 2017 session.

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A 1934 University of Kentucky mural that was covered following a campus controversy over its depiction of African-Americans working in the fields is set to be re-unveiled Thursday.

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While Washington dealt with the fallout from Monday's confirmation of an FBI investigation into pre-election ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, the president was in Louisville, Kentucky rallying his base at Freedom Hall.

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This Saturday, Lexington constituents plan to hold a town hall meeting to air concerns about the direction of the state and the nation – even if invited lawmakers don’t show.