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

Attorney General Andy Beshear is taking a Scott County Cemetery owner to court over alleged violations of the state’s Consumer Protection Act.

Josh James / WUKY

First responders and emergency units from a 17 county region gathered in Lexington last week to showcase their equipment and response plans should the alarm bells sound.

Associated Press

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced his administration's intent to join the multi-state lawsuit challenging President Obama's new guidelines outlining accommodation expectations for transgender students.

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Up to 75 layoffs are expected at the University of Kentucky as the institution embarks on a “realignment” affecting several departments.

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The shakeup continues at the Kentucky Horse Park as the newly-reconstituted park commission chooses a new executive director.

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The views at the Kentucky Horse Park may be picturesque, but a peek behind the scenes reveals an ongoing political tug-of-war over the venue’s leadership. WUKY’s Josh James and Samantha Lederman take a look at two conflicting images of the Central Kentucky tourist attraction.

Josh James / WUKY

Years in the making, Lextran’s new headquarters officially welcomed its first visitors Wednesday.

30 staffer positions at the University of Kentucky’s largest college will be eliminated in the coming weeks.

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Testing of Kentucky’s more than 3,000 shelved rape kits is one step closer now that two contracts with outside labs have been finalized.