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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An eclectic talent, Kentucky writer Bianca Spriggs offers a glimpse into her writing process, varied inspirations, and forthcoming works of poetry in this interview with Kentucky Women Writers Conference director Julie Wrinn. Spriggs is set to teach a workshop on surrealism this year.

Date: Friday September 9, 2016


Finance Committee at 11:00 CDT

Board of Trustees Meeting at 1:00 CDT


Robertson and Feix Ballrooms, Augenstein Alumni Center, College Heights Drive, Bowling Green, KY

It is expected that deliberations relating to the operation of WUKY will take place at these meetings. See for more information.

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School will start close to a week later next year in Fayette County, a change school board members say constituents preferred.


Aug 23, 2016

It's not every day one declines an award from the governor, but taking that stand has thrust the Lexington-based writers' collective known as the Affrilachian Poets into the political limelight in recent days. We sat down with co-founder Frank X Walker to discuss the decision, the fallout, and how he views the Affrilachian Poets' project 25 years on.


State health officials say there is no evidence the Zika virus is on the move in Kentucky, but the state is taking precautions should the mosquito-borne illness begin circulating.

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Some Kentucky nonprofit organizations are voicing concerns about new volunteering requirements included in Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed Medicaid waiver.

Josh James / WUKY

City leaders are hitting pause on a University of Kentucky plan to permanently shut down a portion of Rose Street. Members of a city council committee say more input is needed before the university can proceed.

Josh James / WUKY

A new nonprofit organization aims to reinvent Democratic politics in the state.