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 The Beatles and British Invasion rock, Josh 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, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

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A recently announced land swap deal will give the University of Kentucky control of two coveted pieces of property on Winslow Street.

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Kentucky’s highest court is preparing to weigh in on the governor’s power to abolish and replace boards of trustees at public universities.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear is extending his deadline before taking another round of legal action against Gov. Matt Bevin.

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Three Kentuckians have filed suit to overturn the state’s ban on medical marijuana.

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The University of Kentucky has unveiled its new Sports Medicine Research Institute, which came about – in part – through a major grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

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A Lexington LGBT rights group says state bills affecting their community largely wound up on the back-burner this year, but they fear 2018 could be a different story.

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This week’s decision by a federal judge striking down some provisions in Kentucky’s legislative ethics code is drawing fire from the state’s chief law enforcement official.

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If you’re walking anywhere downtown in the coming days, you’ll probably notice the campaign’s handiwork.

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Tuition and mandatory fees for in-state University of Kentucky students will jump by 4 percent this fall.

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The Kentucky School Boards Association wants to make sure a provision in Gov. Matt Bevin’s recent executive order doesn't permit charter school applicants to sidestep local school boards.

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