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 Reporter in 2014 and 2016. 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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It’s been a busy week in Kentucky for the Democratic presidential candidates as they traverse the state. Tuesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders landed in Louisville while former President Bill Clinton campaigned for frontrunner Hillary Clinton at the University of Kentucky.

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Homelessness is down more than 26 percent in Lexington over the last two years – that’s the assessment of the city's Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.

In this web-only installment of Bookmarks, we caught up with Wyn Morris of Morris Book Shop for some thoughts on the second Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday. We also chat about C.E. Morgan's The Sport of Kings, Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, and A Burglar's Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh.

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The daughter of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is hitting the stump ahead of state primary contests.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has put a red line through parts of the state biennial budget and vetoed all or a portion of six additional bills, including a piece of legislation that appeared primed for a signature.

Associated Press

Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear leveled a barrage of counter-accusations at Kentucky’s sitting governor during a nearly hour-long press conference Wednesday morning.

Kentucky Governor's Office

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is overseas on his first official trip abroad since taking office, but the five-day schedule in Europe won’t interfere with the governor’s duties here at home.

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Lexington’s needle exchange program is putting a human face on treatment options available for drug users.

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More than 80 University of Kentucky students used an Earth Day rally Friday to press school administrators on their plans for combating climate change.


Gov. Matt Bevin is ordering his finance secretary and a private law firm to launch an investigation into his predecessor’s administration, alleging it allowed an atmosphere of greed and corruption to flourish.