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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Josh James / WUKY

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

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The battle for control of the Kentucky House is coming to a radio station near you, if you live in a district represented by top Democratic leaders in the chamber.


Supermarket chain Kroger is taking the lead in supplying anti-opioid overdose drug to customers without a prescription, but purchasing the drug won’t be as simple as picking up a box of Tylenol.

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University of Kentucky HealthCare officials and a celebrity chef welcomed hungry visitors to Chandler Hospital’s new dining facility Monday.

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The window is closing for Kentuckians wishing to add their two cents on Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid expansion.

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State Senator Ralph Alvarado is drawing fire for his speech before the Republican National Convention in July, with a well-known Hispanic newspaper publisher in Lexington likening the lawmaker to a GOP "jester."

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Republican state Senator Damon Thayer is applauding a state Legislative Ethics Commission decision dropping an ethics complaint against him.

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Lexington fencer Lee Kiefer has been eliminated from contention at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. The 22-year-old Dunbar High School graduate lost to China’s Longshi Liu in an upset.

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Republicans dominated the dais at the annual Fancy Farm political picnic in western Kentucky over the weekend, but Democrats did gather for their annual soup bean supper at Kentucky Dam Village - and one prospective candidate sounded the alarm on the party’s uncertain future in the commonwealth.

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The University of Kentucky invited parents, and students, and the public into the school’s newest residence halls Tuesday, buildings that bring the total of new beds on campus close to 6,000.