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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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Commerce Lexington Goes To Cuba

Discover Cuba 2012
commercelexington.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Commerce Lexington and Chamber Explorations will be taking two groups to Cuba this year. The tours are open to all.

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Local/Regional News
4:11 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

UK College Of Medicine Students Celebrate Match Day

Josh Payne opens his envelope and announces where he will begin his residency
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It may be a normal Friday for most, but medical students across the country know today – March 16th– as Match Day. 

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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Lexington's St. Patrick's Day Festival Goes International

Even the food turns green for St. Paddy's Day
Photo credit: www.morguefile.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities are expanding this year. 

Lexington’s St. Paddy’s Day revelers will have one more day this weekend to celebrate the holiday. Events begin at the CentrePointe block at 1 PM Saturday. Highlights include the Alltech St. Patrick’s Day parade at 3 and plenty of traditional food and music. Organizer Liza Hendley-Betz says Sunday will be largely dedicated to the Rose of Tralee personality competition for young women of Irish descent.

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Specials
10:29 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Republican Presidential Debate

Oregon Public Broadcasting, The Oregon Republican Party, and The Washington Times will host a Republican presidential debate beginning at 9pm EDT/6pm PDT on Monday, March 19th.

The debate will be moderated by Ray Suarez of PBS’s Newshour and Washington Times Chief Political Correspondent Ralph Z. Hallow. After the debate, NPR will provide analysis.  

Stream it live on WUKY.org or listen on WUKY HD-2.

Sports
6:00 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Sweet Sixteen Brings An Economic Boost

Sweet Sixteen trophy
LexingtonCenter.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Sweet Sixteen tournament comes to Rupp Arena today – bringing with it scores of high school basketball players, boosters, and a sizable economic impact for Lexington. City officials are eager to keep it that way.  

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UK Perspectives
11:27 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Dr. Capilouto Reflects

UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto
kyforward.com

This week, UK President Eli Capilouto reflects on his first eight months on campus and provides an update on the current legislative session in Frankfort and proposed cuts to the university’s budget. 

Support WUKY
10:52 am
Tue March 13, 2012

WUKY Amazon Associates Link

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Local/Regional News
2:36 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Project Exploring Lexington's Underground Music Scene Among Grant Recipients

Mingle Freely blog (run by Mick Jeffries)

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Ten regional oral history projects are that much closer to completion thanks to grants awarded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission. One of those projects explores the history of Lexington’s underground music scene.

Sarah Milligan with the Kentucky Oral History Commission says narrowing down the grant requests is no easy task. "It is a really, really difficult job to try and choose which applications get funding," she says. 

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Local/Regional News
2:29 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

UK Historian To Appear On NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?"

uky.edu

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky history professor Dr. Gerald Smith will appear on NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” tonight. The show will trace the genealogy of former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome “The Bus” Bettis.

“Who Do You Think You Are?” digs deep into the family archives of celebrities to reveal their roots. It’s a process that often involves more than a few surprises for the celebrities and the historians.

"It's not very often we as historians get the opportunity to interact with the individuals we are researching," Dr. Smith says. 

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WUKY Spring Pledge Drive
11:20 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Listener Top 20 Countdown Podcast

Miss WUKY's Listeners Top 20 Countdown? Don't fret. Listen or download the podcast (right click and "save link as").

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