Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now 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 numerous 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, Josh 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, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

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Josh James / WUKY

The media world Lee Mengistu and Marjorie Kirk will step into when they step off the graduation stage at the University of Kentucky bears little resemblance to the one where Walter Cronkite calmly assured audiences that "that's the way it is."

Joe Conkwright is joined by Lisa Meek and Hayward Wilkirson to chat about the Kentucky Theatre ahead of its 25th anniversary of its re-opening.

Associated Press

Keeping a promise he made in his 2017 State of the Commonwealth Address, Gov. Matt Bevin has announced the appointment of a new “adoption czar.”

LRC Public Information

A $113 million dollar shortfall in Kentucky’s General Fund has the governor’s office weighing more cuts in the final months of the fiscal year.

University of Kentucky

It’s official. The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has signed off on a massive corporate sponsorship deal with Kroger – one that will result in a name change for Commonwealth Stadium.

Josh James / WUKY

With Lexington’s anti-panhandling ordinance struck down and the practice on the rise, city leaders are trying out new language aimed at protecting pedestrians on or near roadways.

AP Photo / Alex Brandon

Kentucky’s senior senator is touting legislation to permanently extend health care benefits for more than 22,000 retired coal miners. The vote comes after a protracted debate in Washington and increasing pressure from miners’ groups.

University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium is set to become Kroger Field. The name change marks the first corporate sponsorship for an SEC football stadium.

If it seems like telemarketing and robocalls have been on the rise lately in Kentucky, it’s not your imagination. Scammers – armed with ever-improving technology – are finding innovative ways to skirt the rules.

A Lexington city council member facing several felony indictments tendered her resignation Thursday.

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