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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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.

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A Fair Housing Council review shows a doubling in the number of homeless students in Lexington over the last three years, but the city’s chief homelessness coordinator says the data may not be as grim as they seem on first blush.

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Governor Matt Bevin is applauding a Supreme Court decision halting a federal judge’s ruling on bathroom policy for transgender students. The move could signal the high court’s interest in taking up a separate lawsuit joined by more than 20 states, including Kentucky.

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Kentucky politicians are gearing up for a round of verbal jousting at the state’s annual Fancy Farm picnic.

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Congressman Andy Barr convened his drug task force in Lexington Wednesday. The 6th district representative discussed how the recently passed national Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act will affect the panel’s recommendations to the federal government.

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Lexington city leaders have their eye on downtown’s Central Library as a potential location for city hall. The East Main Street property is only the latest spot to be considered in a decades-long hunt for a new home.