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

With the ranks of Kentucky Pearl Harbor survivors shrinking to just a handful, ceremonies marking the anniversary are taking on new meaning.

A newly formed network of Kentucky entrepreneurs wants to take the pulse of the state’s small business owners and gauge their impression of the entrepreneurial environment in the commonwealth.

AP Photo/John Minchillo

Gov. Matt Bevin opted out of a tree-lighting ceremony in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda Thursday night to do a little post-election stumping for President-elect Donald Trump.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky House Republicans have chosen their leaders for the upcoming legislative session, but incoming Speaker Jeff Hoover says the team's priorities are still taking shape.

Josh James / WUKY

Many communities in the commonwealth have moved to protect LGBT residents by enacting fairness ordinances, but one well-known Kentucky gay rights advocate says the November elections have put those gains in jeopardy.

Samantha Lederman / WUKY

Hear an update on a story WUKY has been following involving 43 horses that were abandoned in Mercer County earlier this summer. The court case involving one of the owners has been resolved while another individual will more than likely never face charges in a Kentucky courtroom because animal cruelty is a misdemeanor in the Commonwealth.

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The State Board of Elections has certified vote totals from the November 8th general election.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky’s top law enforcement official wants more authority for his office when it comes to prosecuting human trafficking cases in the state, but the initiative is just one priority among many.

Josh James / WUKY

Gov. Matt Bevin joined veterans and state leaders for a re-dedication of the Capitol Education Center Monday – rechristening the building in honor of the state’s “Gold Star” families.

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A Democratic lawmaker who says Republican Gov. Matt Bevin threatened him to switch parties has called for an investigation about why a road project was delayed in his district.