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 Documentary in 2005. 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

Moved by Pope Francis’ recent encyclical calling on the Catholic faithful to combat climate change, a diverse collection of local religious leaders gathered in Lexington Thursday to find common ground on environmental issues.

Josh James / WUKY

The state Historical Properties Advisory Commission has voted to keep a controversial statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in place in the Capitol Rotunda while developing new education materials to accompany it.

Legislative Research Commission

The Republican candidate for governor is hoping to saddle Democrats with the blame for the recent six-figure settlement reached between the Legislative Research Commission and former staffers who accused a lawmaker of sexual harassment.


A bipartisan chorus of Kentucky lawmakers and officials are decrying President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which they say will deal a serious blow to the state’s coal and manufacturing sectors.

Lexington’s Urban County Council awoke to find one seat at the horseshoe empty Monday. Veteran 12th district council member and local business leader Ed Lane passed away Sunday.

As summer vacations wind down for Fayette County students, the YMCA of Central Kentucky is once again hosting a series of Back to School rallies across Lexington.


Organizers behind the local piece of a coordinated international event dubbed “The Big Latch On” see the initiative as a way to lessen stigmas surrounding breastfeeding, especially in public.


As debate continues in Frankfort over the amount of leeway communities should have when designing local needle exchanges, Lexington health officials are entering the final stages of crafting the city’s program.


Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says colleagues in his chamber will be voting on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood next week. The move comes in the wake of controversy over a series of secretly recorded videos showing representatives of the group discussing fetal tissue donations.

Josh James / WUKY

Cyclists on Lexington’s south end have a new route to the University of Kentucky through the Arboretum Woods. Officials hope the just-unveiled shared use path will help solve two perennial problems.