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 Documentary in 2005. 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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Public Radio Profiles
11:19 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Watch Transom's Video Portrait Of Glynn Washington

Local/Regional News
7:11 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Ky. House Trades Barbs Over Affordable Care Act, Passes Budget

Debate over the state House version of Gov. Steve Beshear’s budget veered frequently onto the topic of the Affordable Care Act Thursday evening.

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Local/Regional News
4:05 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Legislators Take Aim At Common Core Standards

Kentucky Senate members heard debate on the Common Core and Next Generation education standards adopted by the state in 2010.

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Local/Regional News
3:52 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Right To Work Legislation Rejected By Lawmakers

Right to Work legislation championed by state House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover failed to win approval from a House committee Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
4:47 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Ky. Senate OK's Cannabis-Based Medical Oil

Non-intoxicating cannabidiol has been used in other states to treat severe seizures in children, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Credit berkleypatientscare.com

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe, and patients to use, cannabis-based oil for medical purposes.

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Local/Regional News
4:07 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Bill Allowing Sen. Rand Paul To Run For Dual Offices Advances To Senate

Credit theiowarepublican.com

A bill clearing the way for Sen. Rand Paul to appear on the ballot as a Senate and presidential candidate emerged from committee Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
3:57 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Ky. Senate Committee OKs Bill Condensing Legislative Session

Credit Josh James / WUKY

A bill that would shorten legislative sessions cleared a Kentucky Senate committee Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
3:49 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Statewide Anti-Smoking Legislation A Nonstarter In 2014

Statewide anti-smoking legislation is dead in the state House and, according to Sen. Julie Denton, the Senate companion measure is “on life support.”

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Local/Regional News
3:41 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Local Option Sales Tax Facing Uphill Battle In House

Tuesday brought good news and bad news for supporters of a Local Option Sales Tax in Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
3:33 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Lawmakers Aim For Legislative Fix To Library Tax Issue

A measure passed by a state House committee Tuesday seeks to answer questions about library funding that have led to several court cases in Kentucky.

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