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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Associated Press

Researchers rejoice! Internet speeds at state universities are set to take a major leap forward with eight schools gaining access to the Kentucky Regional Optical Network.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

House Speaker Greg Stumbo has filed a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court requesting clarification on the veto process used by Governor Matt Bevin. 

Tri-State Freethinkers

An atheist group seeking to post billboards criticizing the Ark Encounter park under construction in Williamsburg, Kentucky is having trouble finding any takers.

Associated Press

Leading Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton chose Lexington’s Family Care Center off Red Mile Road to highlight her childcare agenda Tuesday.

Josh James / WUKY

Millions in pharmaceutical settlement money will help Kentucky State Police prevent another enormous backlog of untested rape kits, but testing has yet to begin on the more than 3,000 unprocessed DNA samples.

Associated Press

Differences over Kentucky’s health insurance exchange kicked off the war of words between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, and now the feud is moving to a new front.

Associated Press

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign showed no signs of winding down Wednesday night as supporters crowded inside the Lexington Convention Center to catch a glimpse of the candidate.

Josh James / WUKY

It’s been a busy week in Kentucky for the Democratic presidential candidates as they traverse the state. Tuesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders landed in Louisville while former President Bill Clinton campaigned for frontrunner Hillary Clinton at the University of Kentucky.

Josh James / WUKY

Homelessness is down more than 26 percent in Lexington over the last two years – that’s the assessment of the city's Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.

In this web-only installment of Bookmarks, we caught up with Wyn Morris of Morris Book Shop for some thoughts on the second Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday. We also chat about C.E. Morgan's The Sport of Kings, Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, and A Burglar's Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh.