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 The Beatles and British Invasion rock, Josh 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, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

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The former leading federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Kentucky says President Donald Trump's sudden dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey convinced him to join the chorus calling for a special investigation.

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A Western Kentucky judge who is attempting to recuse himself from all same-sex adoption cases is now facing an ethics complaint.

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Cycling enthusiasts say Lexington is moving in the right direction as it looks to become more bike friendly, but there’s still a long road ahead. Now, city leaders hope riders will use their phones to help steer future improvements.

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The Kentucky Court of Appeals handed another win to Lexington t-shirt maker Hands On Originals Friday.

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Valvoline formally cut the ribbon on a new $35 million dollar global headquarters in Lexington Thursday.

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Governor Matt Bevin is tamping down fears about the potential impact of a projected $113 million shortfall in state revenue.

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So far, members of Kentucky’s congressional delegation appear to be toeing the party line on President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

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Around 100 protesters clustered around the entrances of the University of Kentucky’s Hilary J. Boone Center Tuesday night, hoping to catch the ear of Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr.

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A city ordinance barring panhandlers and other pedestrians from approaching cars or standing in the roadway in 75 high-traffic areas will hit the docket later this week.


President Donald Trump has tapped an aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a veteran Pennsylvania official to serve on the vacancy-plagued Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.