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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UK Perspectives
2:55 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

A Conversation With Greg Collins

Poet Greg Collins, a student of Nikky Finney at UK, discusses his work and reads two of his poems. Please note that the second poem contains adult language and may not be suitable for all listeners. 

Local/Regional News
2:43 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Green Initiatives Gaining Momentum In Fayette Schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Rosa Parks Elementary School in Lexington was one of three Kentucky schools awarded the federal Green Ribbon designation for its work on sustainability issues this week. But a trend toward environmental awareness is gathering momentum in schools across the county.

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Local/Regional News
4:17 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

MedToss Expected To Collect Several Hundred Pounds Of Unwanted Drugs

LEXINGTON, Ky. - If your medicine cabinet is filling up with old, unused, or outdated medications, you will have a chance to dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way this Saturday. Lexington’s third annual MedToss allows Fayette County citizens to drop off their unwanted pill bottles to one of four locations: the Division of Police Roll Call Facility, Kentucky American Water, Dunbar High School, and WalMart in Hamburg. Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin says safely tossing old meds does more than help the environment.

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Local/Regional News
3:53 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton Addreses High School Students At Rupp Arena

Former president Bill Clinton shakes hands with students and teachers at Rupp Arena
Nancy James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Former President Bill Clinton spoke to several thousand students, teachers, and lawmakers in Lexington Monday afternoon. Clinton made the appearance at Rupp Arena as part of the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council’s post-Earth Day celebration.

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Local/Regional News
6:52 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Special Session Officially Ends

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The seventh straight special session in Frankfort has ended with agreements on a transportation budget and House Bill 1, dubbed the “pill mill bill.”

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Local/Regional News
3:13 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Future Kentucky Kernal Editors To Be Awarded New Scholarship

uky.edu

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A new scholarship just announced Wednesday is sure to make editing the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper a more attractive job. 

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Live at WUKY
12:48 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers dropped by WUKY for a chat and two live songs. Click to hear the full interview and watch "This Girl." 

WUKY In Depth
5:34 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

CDC Director Speaks In Lexington

Thomas Frieden, CDC Director
governing.com

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden was the keynote speaker for the 2012 Keeneland Public Health Services and Systems Research Conference. Frieden spoke on a variety of topics, including tobacco use, teen pregnancy, and measuring the success of prevention programs. 

Hear the whole speech above.

WUKY In Depth
5:33 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

CDC Director Speaks In Lexington

Thomas Frieden, CDC Director
governing.com

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden was the keynote speaker for the 2012 Keeneland Public Health Services and Systems Research Conference. Frieden spoke on a variety of topics, including tobacco use, teen pregnancy, and measuring the success of prevention programs. 

Hear the whole speech above.

Local/Regional News
5:19 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

In Depth: Nicholson, Thomason Reflect On What's Next For Keeneland

Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington will undergo a changing of the guard late this summer with Wednesday’s announced retirement of President and CEO Nick Nicholson.  Nicholson says he’s been thinking about stepping aside for some time now.   Effective September first, current Vice President and CFO Bill Thomason will assume his new post.  Both chatted about the transition with WUKY's Josh James.

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