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.


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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10:20 am
Thu May 5, 2011

No 'Stache? What Kind of Man Are You!?

Lexington, KY – An actual headline from Spout Springs, May 2, 1896 detailing the importance of facial hair in contemporary society of the times.

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4:47 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From April 25, 1901

Lexington, KY – Here's an interesting tidbit from the April 25, 1901 Edition of the Paducah Sun.

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9:14 am
Tue April 19, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From April 18, 1814

Lexington, KY – Here's an actual item UK Libraries has uncovered from its digitizing newspapers project. This one from the Kentucky Gazette circa April 18, 1814. Listen every Monday afternoon at 12:06 for another installment of My Old Kentucky News.

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12:46 pm
Mon April 11, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From April 1885

Lexington, KY – A delightful tidbit from the April 11, 1885 edition of the Frankfort Roundabout.

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5:38 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

It Needed No Doctor

Lexington, KY – WUKY and the University of Kentucky Libraries launches a new fun and informative weekly feature on Monday. "My Old Kentucky News" highlights actual items from vintage Kentucky newspapers.

Today's excerpt comes form the April 4, 1898 edition of the Maysville Evening Bulletin.

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Local/Regional News
12:43 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

WEG Series (PRNDI)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – 2010 PRNDI Awards Entry - Series

Name: Brenna Angel
Station: WUKY-FM
Group: C
This series of stories covers many different aspects of the 2010 World Equestrian Games. For the first time in the event's history, the Games were held in the United States. Reporter Brenna Angel explored a variety of topics before, during, and after WEG.

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Local/Regional News
8:12 am
Tue February 8, 2011

Diocese Seeks Outside Investigator in Suicide

OWENSBORO, Ky. – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro is asking an independent investigator to look into possible sexual abuse allegations posted on the Internet by a man who fatally shot himself at a church.

The diocese said in a statement Monday its own review board made that recommendation to Bishop William F. Medley after looking at the Facebook posting made by 23-year-old David M. Jarboe.

The statement said Jarboe's posting mentioned enduring pain as a result of sexual abuse in the church, possibly by a priest.

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Local/Regional News
9:25 am
Tue July 27, 2010

HUD to Speed Up Help For Eastern Ky. Storm Victims

WASHINGTON – A federal agency says it will speed disaster assistance to Pike County in eastern Kentucky.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said Monday that the federal aid will help homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following recent severe storms, flooding and mudslides.

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