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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If you’re walking anywhere downtown in the coming days, you’ll probably notice the campaign’s handiwork.

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Tuition and mandatory fees for in-state University of Kentucky students will jump by 4 percent this fall.

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The Kentucky School Boards Association wants to make sure a provision in Gov. Matt Bevin’s recent executive order doesn't permit charter school applicants to sidestep local school boards.

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A former African-American high school downtown is now decorated in history.

Doug Naselroad, Master Luthier at the Appalachian Artisan Center in Knott County, talks about the craft of instrument making.

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Mayor Jim Gray and Lexington Police Chief Mark Barnard joined activists with Moms Demand Action to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day Friday.

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Gov. Matt Bevin is suggesting Louisville residents commit to regular neighborhood walks and prayer to help address the city’s growing violence problem.

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With all indications pointing toward an imminent U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, activists congregated in Triangle Park in the hopes of reaching Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear says he's still awaiting clarification from the Executive Branch Ethics Commission on whether his office can move forward with an investigation into the purchase of Gov. Matt Bevin’s suburban Louisville home.

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Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky has surpassed its record for business investments in less than half a year. The record pace has been fueled by three separate billion-dollar announcements.

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