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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Associated Press

Testing of Kentucky’s more than 3,000 shelved rape kits is one step closer now that two contracts with outside labs have been finalized.

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A new report by the state Fish and Wildlife Department is shedding light on why a rescue boat carrying a deceased Kentucky hiker capsized in March.

Associated Press

Apparent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump won the National Rifle Association's official backing at the group's annual convention in Louisville Friday.

Associated Press

A gubernatorial appointee has turned down the offer to serve on the state’s pension board. 

Associated Press

The fight to contain Kentucky’s opioid epidemic is taking many forms and it’s requiring public and private organizations to forge new partnerships.

Associated Press

The 2016 electorate has seemingly delighted in upending experts' expectations, but University of Kentucky political science professor Stephen Voss sat down with WUKY's Josh James anyway to sort through what we do know heading into Tuesday's presidential contest in Kentucky. 

Associated Press

Democratic candidates and their surrogates are hopping from town to town, drumming up excitement as Kentucky’s primary approaches.

Associated Press

Researchers rejoice! Internet speeds at state universities are set to take a major leap forward with eight schools gaining access to the Kentucky Regional Optical Network.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

House Speaker Greg Stumbo has filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court requesting clarification on the veto process used by Governor Matt Bevin. 

Tri-State Freethinkers

An atheist group seeking to post billboards criticizing the Ark Encounter park under construction in Williamsburg, Kentucky is having trouble finding any takers.

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