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 Reporter in 2014 and 2016. 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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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch used a visit to the University of Kentucky to outline the federal government’s role in helping states stem the tide of opioid abuse.

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Constitution Day wrapped up at the University of Kentucky Monday night with a town hall forum sure to spark discussion.

Officials are promising the “most exhaustive review ever conducted” of Kentucky’s debt-ridden pension system. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has announced the selection of a new consulting group tasked with examining the system’s finances in detail.

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Lexington Mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray is looking to the business community for support in his bid to unseat freshmen Republican Sen. Rand Paul in the fall.

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Remarks made by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. over the weekend are drawing heavy fire from Democratic quarters.

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A five-week training program targeting child sexual abuse is taking place in Lexington. 

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may be walking back her comment that half of Donald Trump’s supporters fit into a “basket of deplorables,” but that’s not stopping Kentucky leaders from offering their take.

United Mine Workers of America

Thousands of retired coal miners from Kentucky and a dozen other states gathered at the U.S. Capitol Thursday to defend their health and pension benefits.

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More backers are lining up behind the Kentucky Kernel in its legal dispute with the University of Kentucky. The student newspaper met its fundraising goal this week – just before the state’s attorney general announced he's  intervening in the case.


The Kentucky Department of Public Health is sounding the alarm on a new batch of especially potent heroin making the rounds in the state.