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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Senate Candidates Clash Over Backgrounds, Philosophy

Oct 31, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

It was a battle over records Monday night as both Sen. Rand Paul and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray each made their case to voters.

Author William Lynwood Montell crisscrossed Kentucky in search of the best ghost stories he could find, hoping to document the traditional oral tales handed down through the generations. Did they turn him into a believer? "As I tell people, I do not believe in ghosts, nor do I disbelieve," he says.

Josh James / WUKY

Public-private partnerships, commonly shortened to P3, are the focus of a two-day conference in Lexington this week.

AP Photo / Evan Vucci / John Locher

A University of Kentucky election law expert says claims of election rigging by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump don’t square with the evidence.

Josh James / WUKY

The National Institutes of Health is bolstering the University of Kentucky’s translational science work to the tune of nearly $20 million over the next four years.

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Flip-flops, halter-tops, and clothing featuring oversized logos won't be part of Kentucky executive branch employees' wardrobes going forward.

Josh James / WUKY

The University of Kentucky’s student newspaper has received an award known as the “Pulitzer Prize of college journalism.”

Josh James

6th District Congressional hopefuls Andy Barr and Nancy Jo Kemper uncovered little common ground in their first televised match-up on KET Monday night.

Josh James / WUKY

A new judicial initiative at the University of Kentucky will bear the name of the judge who reversed the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

Josh James / WUKY

State House Speaker Greg Stumbo has appointed a five-member committee to dig deeper into accusations that Gov. Matt Bevin made threats and retaliated against Democrats in the chamber, charges the administration has categorically denied.

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