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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Local/Regional News
4:41 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Keeneland, Red Mile Next In Line For Instant Racing

Keeneland and the Red Mile successfully made the case for instant racing before the state Horse Racing Commission Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
6:41 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

UK Continues Dining Privatization Talks, Students Protest

Student protesters unfurl a banner in UK's Patterson Office Tower.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Discussions between the UK and companies interested in providing dining services for the school continue – as do protests from student activists.

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5:51 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Daily Prizes - April 2

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Get a look at our daily prizes for April 2...

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11:26 am
Tue April 1, 2014

April 1-4 - Daily Prizes

Morning Edition

Abstract Teapot by Potter Cynthia Cusic, one of the craft artist doing the Red Lick Valley Artisans Tour MAY 10, 2014 9-6PM A self-guided tour of working studios of various craft artists in Red Lick Valley located in the unique “Knobs” area of Eastern Kentucky.

Rock & Roots (9am-Noon)

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Local/Regional News
8:08 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

House And Senate Sign On To Final Budget

Following hours of final deliberations, the Kentucky House and Senate agreed to a budget Monday night.

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Local/Regional News
3:54 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Gas Tax Increase Loses Speed

Kentucky's gas tax will likely remain unchanged for the coming year.

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Local/Regional News
3:46 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Future Of Rupp Project Unclear As Funding Mechanisms Dry Up In Frankfort

Credit NBBJ / EOP / Scape

Mayor Jim Gray is waiting on the final budget before signaling plans for the ambitious Rupp Arena project, but the news isn’t likely to be good.

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Local/Regional News
3:39 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Bill Negotiations Come Down To The Wire In Frankfort

A Kentucky Senate committee hashes out the agenda for its final day before Gov. Beshear decides whether to veto any legislation.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

It’s a make or break day for legislation as the General Assembly concludes its final day of voting before briefly reconvening in April.

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Local/Regional News
12:32 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Juvenile Justice Overhaul Moving Forward

A package of reforms for the state’s juvenile justice system appears poised to become law.

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Local/Regional News
1:21 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Lawmakers Back Teacher Raises, Differ On Implementation And Funding

State House and Senate leaders are hammering out the details of a proposed pay raise for teachers.

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