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.

Ways to Connect

UK Claims Victory In Trademark Dispute

Jun 23, 2016
Wikicommons / Public Domain

A small Appalachian distillery embroiled in a trademark dispute with the University of Kentucky has lost its fight in a federal court.

Tom Godell / WUKY

The Lexington Urban County Council is putting new design standards for downtown construction on hold.

Board Actions Another Test Of Bevin's Authority

Jun 21, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's Republican governor said Tuesday he has "absolute authority" to disband any of the states' nearly 400 boards and commissions as the state's Democratic attorney general hints at possible legal action.

AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File

In an unusually candid interview with Bloomberg Politics, Senator Mitch McConnell offered a window into his thinking on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

AP Photo/Paul Sancya

In a rare show of bipartisan cooperation, Congress approved a sweeping federal overhaul of chemical safety laws this week. But one lawmaker not cheering is Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul.

Anyone making a gift during the WUKY Year End Fund Drive will automatically be entered to win a pair of VIP Tickets to the 2016 Forecastle Festival in Louisville Kentucky and lunch for 2 at the Kentucky Derby Café at Churchill Downs. The Forecastle Festival is July 15-17.  The lineup includes well known artists, like The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab For Cutie, Ryan Adams, and Brandi Carlile, just to name a few. 

Each VIP pass includes:

Josh James / WUKY

Governor Matt Bevin touched on a variety of hot topics during an appearance at a Commerce Lexington luncheon Friday.

LRC Public Information

The final lobbying numbers are in for Kentucky’s 2016 legislative session and it's another year for the record books.

Josh James / WUKY

Environmental work on Lexington’s old Fayette County Courthouse is slated to begin this summer. City officials held a public meeting downtown Wednesday to present the plan and take public comment.

WUKY's “Voice of Pride” Karaoke Contest

WUKY will host a Karaoke Contest during the 2016 Lexington Pride Festival!!!

Participants will perform one song in front of a panel of judges at Preliminary auditions located around Downtown Lexington....  The finalists from the preliminaries will perform on the Main Stage at the Pride Festival from 4:45pm-5:00pm on Saturday, June 25th 2016.  


June 6th – The Bar:  224 E. Main St., Lexington, KY KY (Sign-ups 8-9pm, Contest 9-10pm)