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.


WUKY Sponsors
2:10 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Sullivan University

Local/Regional News
3:01 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

33,000 Affected By Urban County Council Redistricting

Lexington, KY – Though it may not have generated the political heat that accompanied state congressional redistricting, the redrawing of Urban County Council districts will also leave many in Lexington with new representation. Every ten years, council districts are redrawn to reflect shifts in population. This year's changes will affect about 33-thousand residents.

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WUKY Spring Pledge Drive
11:22 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Did Your Choices Make WUKY's Listeners' Top 400?

The Listener 400 Countdown final list is here! Thanks to all who voted. 








1          Imagine          John Lennon

2          Like a Rolling Stone   Bob Dylan

3          Rolling In the Deep    Adele

4          Stairway to Heaven   Led Zeppelin

5          Lets Stay Together    Al Green

6          Let it Be          The Beatles

7          What a Wonderful World    Louis Armstrong

8          Respect           Aretha Franklin

9          Layla   Derek & The Dominoes

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Live at WUKY
6:14 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Imelda May

Imelda May brings her unique brand of mayhem to the WUKY studios. Hear an interview with Mike Graves and two live songs, including "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

WUKY Events
2:36 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Grapevine / Winemaker Dinner Info Page

Order Tickets For

The Winemaker Dinner 2012
Heard it Through the Grapevine 2012

Thank you for using our secure online order form. Your financial contributions support WUKY programming. We couldn't do it without you!

The 2012 Winemaker Dinner
January 26, 2012
Hillary J. Boone Center
University of Kentucky

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In Depth
1:20 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Al Smith: In Depth Profile

Al Smith
Institute for Rural Journalism

Veteran and Kentucky Hall of Fame journalist Al Smith has weathered many challenges in his career. The creator of Comment on Kentucky on KET Smith became an inspiration to reporters in the Bluegrass and others across the country for his fight against censorship. But, as Pamela Burke reports, his success started in the small Kentucky town of Russellville.

Music on WUKY
12:56 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Rock & Roots

WUKY's Rock & Roots plays the classics you grew up with while taking you on a musical journey through the latest in Americana, folk, blues, indie rock, and much more. Rock & Roots also features live music and interviews with some of your favorite artists, from Over the Rhine to Ben Sollee to Matisyahu.

Hear it weekdays from 9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Thursday 11 pm - 1 am, and Saturdays 12 pm - 4 pm.

Check out Rock & Roots audio and video here.


Live at WUKY
11:26 am
Thu November 10, 2011

The Wood Brothers

The Wood Brothers talk with Mike Graves and Joe Conkwright on Rock & Roots.

Live at WUKY
11:24 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Willy Porter

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Willy Porter sings two live songs, including "How to Rob a Bank."