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 Events
2:36 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Grapevine / Winemaker Dinner Info Page

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The Winemaker Dinner 2012
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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."

Live at WUKY
11:21 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Tift Merritt

Tift Merritt talks with Rusty Sharp about her record Another Country.

Live at WUKY
11:18 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Suzanne Vega

Legendary recording artist Suzanne Vega plays a couple live songs at WUKY.

Live at WUKY
11:15 am
Thu November 10, 2011


Vocal wonders Sonos bring their sound to WUKY.

Live at WUKY
11:13 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke talks with Joe Conkwright.

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

Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland talks with Mike Graves on Rock & Roots.