Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now 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 numerous awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Reporter in 2014 and 2016. An avid music fan raised on British Invasion rock, Josh also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays. He currently serves as a station reporter and webmaster.

When he's off duty, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

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Kentucky is among the states that would reportedly benefit from funding boosts in the GOP’s revised healthcare bill, but the changes don’t seem to be swaying critics – including Sen. Rand Paul

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Republicans’ latest health care overhaul appears on the ropes with Sen. John McCain’s announced opposition, but Kentucky critics continue to warn of the bill’s possible effects on the commonwealth.

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The director of the University of Kentucky’s Center for Research on Violence Against Women says she suspects universities with well-established sexual assault policies aren’t likely to abandon them – despite new guidance from the Trump administration.

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The most junior member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, offered brief glimpses into his guiding judicial philosophy during a Q&A at the University of Kentucky Thursday.

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Two Democratic state lawmakers are looking to casinos to help pay down Kentucky’s massive pension liabilities, but the plan is unlikely to gain a foothold in the General Assembly.

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul remains firmly in the “no” column on Senate Republicans’ latest attempt at a healthcare overhaul, but there are conflicting reports about the bill’s chances.

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A contested development slated for a scenic area of Lexington has been given the go-ahead by the city’s main planning body.

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Sixth District congressional candidate Reggie Thomas says the biggest issue facing the region is healthcare, and he favors a single-payer solution. That question – which delivery system would truly deliver universal health coverage – could become a key debate in the Democratic race to select a challenger to face three-term Republican Rep. Andy Barr.

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Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr opened hearings Wednesday on draft legislation that would impose secondary sanctions on foreign banks that do business with North Korea.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is once again challenging the legality of cuts handed down by the state’s Republican governor.

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