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 Documentary in 2005. 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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Local/Regional News
1:43 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Football Spending Up In New UK Athletics Budget

UK Football Coach Mark Stoops

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky Athletics Committee has approved an athletics budget that boosts funding for the school’s football program by $3M or 33 percent over last year.

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WUKY In Depth
5:57 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

In Depth: Jobs And The Budget

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As Urban County Council members begin hammering out a final spending plan, many around the horseshoe are also keeping a close eye on the job market.

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Local/Regional News
12:45 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

56th House District Change Boosts Democratic Voter Rolls Ahead Of Election

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Republicans are registering their disapproval of a move by Fayette County Clerk Don Belvins which will add 114 mostly Democratic voters to the 56th state House district only weeks before a special election will be held there.

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Local/Regional News
3:51 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Gov. Beshear Appeals To President Obama For Help On Hemp

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Despite voicing concerns about the legalization of industrial hemp during the 2013 General Session in Frankfort, Gov. Steve Beshear is now asking the president for help on the issue.  Beshear allowed Senate Bill 50, which set up a licensing system for hemp growers, to become law without his signature.

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Local/Regional News
3:32 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Council Holds Off On Franchise Fee Hike, Food Truck Ordinance

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Urban County Council voted 8-7 Thursday night to table a motion which would have increased franchise fees on utilities by one percent.

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Local/Regional News
1:11 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

New K-12 Science Standards Move Forward In Ky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A set of new science standards dubbed “ Next Generation” received the unanimous support of the Kentucky Board of Education Wednesday. In a 10-0 vote, the board approved the standards for K-12 students.

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Rock & Roots
11:34 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Forecastle Festival... Listen to Rock & Roots for complete details...

Forecastle Festival (July 12-14, 2013) Louisville, KY

Rock out to the Flaming Lips, the Black Keys, Robert Plant, Avett Brothers, Jim James and 50 other amazing bands.

Check out the new Flaming Lips album "Terror"...

The Flaming Lips will be performing at The Muhammad Ali Center during a private concert...

Check out The Muhammad Ali Center HERE...

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Local/Regional News
5:24 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Toyota Contributes $10K To Kentucky Theatre Fundraiser

Credit photo by Brenna Angel

The Kentucky Theatre is $10,000 close to meeting its $1.5 million fundraising goal thanks to a grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
5:10 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

UK Professor Recounts First Days Of Turkey Protests

Director of UK's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, Carey Cavanaugh
Credit uky.edu

LEXINGTON, Ky. - One University of Kentucky department head recently got a first-hand look at the anti-government protests spreading across Turkey. Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce director Carey Cavanaugh traveled to Istanbul for what he expected would be a standard trip to discuss the country’s economic and political trends.

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Local/Regional News
3:34 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Lexington To Host "Design Slam" Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Five teams of architects will compete in a brainstorming competition Saturday to imagine a design for a building to fill the lot at 137 West Main Street in downtown Lexington.

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