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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AP / Carolyn Kaster

After a rocky start to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Kentucky delegates say they’re happy to see the process move toward the official nomination of Donald Trump Tuesday.

Josh James / WUKY

Students and officials at the University of Kentucky gathered Monday to address the climate of rising racial tensions in the country with an event dubbed “We Belong UK.”

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

A Kentucky reform advocate has become one of the first to have his felony record expunged under a new state law passed during the 2016 General Assembly.

LRC Public Information

Kentucky’s first Hispanic member of the General Assembly has been tapped for a primetime speaking spot at the Republican National Convention next week.

Josh James / WUKY

Friday House Bill 40 goes into effect in Kentucky, meaning many former felons in will have a chance to expunge certain Class D felony convictions from their records. But officials with the Administrative Office of the Courts are asking for patience as the new system launches.

UK Freshman Beau Revlett recently received a Clinton Global Initiative grant to maintain a garden at Arbor Youth Services in Lexington. Produce from the garden will help feed and raise money for the homeless children of Arbor Youth Services. Our guests are Beau and AYS Director Ginny Vicini.

AP / Manuel Balce Ceneta

With two days remaining before a scheduled seven-week recess, Kentucky’s senior senator is holding the line on a bill that provides $1.1 billion to combat the spread of the Zika virus.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt is responding to Freedom From Religion Foundation mailers sent to public school districts in the region warning them against organizing field trips to the state’s new Noah’s ark theme park.

AP / Steve Helber

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump touched down again in Lexington Monday – this time for a private fundraiser hosted by a high-level coal executive and his wife.

Josh James / WUKY

It’s been a decade since the Southern Legislative Conference was held in Kentucky, but the annual meeting of state legislators, lobbyists, and policy experts is in Lexington this week.