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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The Bevin administration is expanding employment and training programs as a way to help low-income Kentuckians meet federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs, or SNAP, benefits.

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A University of Kentucky political analyst says Democrat Doug Jones’ surprise win in Alabama – another solidly red state – doesn’t likely hold many keys for Kentucky Democrats.

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After passing their respective tax overhaul bills, the U.S. House and Senate are trying to reconcile the differences in their legislation. While they do that, President Trump is making a renewed pitch to the American people about the importance of overhauling the tax code. Watch the president’s remarks live at 3 PM Thursday.

The two finalists vying to become the University of Kentucky’s next provost will soon be awaiting a decision by the school’s president.

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A Republican state representative is facing mounting bipartisan pressure to step down in the wake of a Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting piece detailing alleged sexual misconduct and other accusations.

Associated Press

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to take the stage again in Louisville tonight – this time to rally supporters against the GOP tax plan. The former presidential hopeful will speak against “Republican attempts to further rig the system in favor of the wealthy,” according to a news release.

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Lexington’s police chief is retiring. Mark Barnard has been on the job for three years, but has led the city through events that have captured national headlines.

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Strong smoke-free workplace laws are effective in reducing new cases of lung cancer – that’s the takeaway from a new University of Kentucky study. But the numbers also suggest communities with partial smoke-free laws aren’t seeing any of the same benefits.


Public radio listeners in the bluegrass are mourning the loss of John Hingsbergen, who served as Chief Content Manager for WEKU.