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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A medical marijuana bill won its first hearing during the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly.

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The first hearing on a pension reform bill in Frankfort drew a hostile response from teachers and other state employees Wednesday.

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Kentucky’s top lawyer is pressing for passage of new protections for utility customers.

Author Aimee Zaring discusses her recent book Flavors From Home which was recently reissued in paperback by University Press of Kentucky.

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The annual Kentucky Fairness Rally brought together LGBTQ advocates, lawmakers, and supporters in the Capitol rotunda Wednesday.

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A bill capping the amount of money the attorney general’s office can pay outside attorneys hired to help fight major cases against well-funded corporations passed the Kentucky House Thursday.

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With the Kentucky Supreme Court set to weigh in on the discrimination case against Lexington t-shirt maker Hands On Originals, gay rights advocates are preparing a ruling that could force communities to rethink how fairness ordinances are interpreted.

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Kentucky's Republican governor is urging the state's highest court to rule in favor of a company whose owner refused to print T-shirts for a gay rights festival because of his Christian beliefs.

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House Bill 227 deals with solar panels, but the measure has become a lightning rod in recent weeks – with utility companies arguing it evens the playing field and solar suppliers predicting disaster for their industry.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addressed students at the University of Kentucky Tuesday. The top law enforcement official under former President Barack Obama weighed in on the current administration’s treatment of the department he once led.