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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2:22 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From July 18, 1848

Lexington, KY – An actual story from the July 18, 1848 edition from the Jackson Republican reveals how far the courtship ritual has come.

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12:49 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From July 11, 1913

Lexington, KY – An interesting want-ad for a woman to sell unmentionables from the July 11, 1913 edition of the Mountain Advocate.

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12:45 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From June 27, 1909

Lexington, KY – The Bluegrass Blade was always of bastion of unconventional thought. Here's an actual headline from the June 27, 1909 edition.

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9:49 am
Thu June 23, 2011

All The News That's NOT Fit To Print

Lexington, KY – You've Heard Of Slow News Days, Right? Imagine Having To Fill Up Space In A Small Town Newspaper More Than A Century Ago. Here Are Actual Items Printed In The June 20, 1900 Issue of the Breckenridge News.

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9:43 am
Thu June 23, 2011

Starving Snake Presents Challenge For Zookeepers

Lexington, KY – From the June 13, 1909 Edition of the Louisville Courier Journal. Q: How Do You Feed A Snake That Would Rather Starve? A: Very Carefully!

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11:28 am
Thu June 9, 2011

June 6, 1900

Lexington, KY – Random interesting jottings from the June 6, 1900 edition of the Adair County News.

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10:53 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Temperance Is The Name Of This Game

Lexington, KY – An actual headline from the May 30, 1906 edition of the Springfield Sun.

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10:49 am
Thu May 26, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From May 23, 1914

Lexington, KY – As This Headline from May 23, 1914 attests, immigration in the U-S is certainly not a new issue.

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9:32 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Cars Are Taking Over

Lexington, KY – My Old Kentucky News takes us back to 1919 with a tale of the demise of the horse and buggy.

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2:55 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

A Whirlwind Courtship?

Lexington, KY – My Old Kentucky News from the Maysville Evening Bulletin; May 9, 1904.

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