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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Kentucky Governor's Office

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is overseas on his first official trip abroad since taking office, but the five-day schedule in Europe won’t interfere with the governor’s duties here at home.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s needle exchange program is putting a human face on treatment options available for drug users.

Josh James / WUKY

More than 80 University of Kentucky students used an Earth Day rally Friday to press school administrators on their plans for combating climate change.


Gov. Matt Bevin is ordering his finance secretary and a private law firm to launch an investigation into his predecessor’s administration, alleging it allowed an atmosphere of greed and corruption to flourish.

Associated Press

Despite his status as a leading Republican figure, Kentucky’s senior senator has stayed on the sidelines during his party’s volatile primary season, but the GOP heavyweight offered a hint of his thoughts on the race over the weekend.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington's Living Arts & Science Center celebrated its grand re-opening Monday.

Josh James / WUKY

The state budget arrived on the governor's desk just under the wire late Friday night as lawmakers pushed through priority legislation before the midnight deadline.

Josh James / WUKY

Final passage of the state's $22 billion spending plan looms large on the last day of the 2016 legislative session, but a number of other bills wait in the wings.

Josh James / WUKY

The first major touring exhibition of art from the United Arab Emirates makes its final stop at the University of Kentucky this week.

Josh James / WUKY

University of Kentucky officials want to make the temporary closure of a portion of Rose Street permanent.