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
6:10 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

UK Provost Finalist Candidate Stresses Campus Conversation In First Forum

UK provost Candidate Dr. Jose Burmudez

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky faculty, staff, and students got their first look at provost candidate Dr. Jose Bermudez Tuesday at the first of three forums with the finalists for the position.

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Local/Regional News
3:24 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Kentucky Theatre Fundraiser: Don't Count Michael Shannon Out

Actor and Lexington Native Michael Shannon

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Organizers raising funds for The Kentucky Theatre says, despite his canceled appearance this Friday, Michael Shannon remains committed to helping the cause.

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Your WUKY
1:37 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Speak Up For WUKY! Send us your poems, interviews, news stories & more

We want you to be the star – and here’s how. Use your smart phone or other audio device to record your voice and send it to WUKY or call (859) 257-9151 and leave your message as voicemail. We’re interested in…

  • Station IDs
  • Testimonials
  • Interviews
  • Poems and stories
  • Musical performances

Also, we are currently working on a documentary devoted to the assassination of Medgar Evers, and we are especially interested in your reminiscences of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

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Local/Regional News
12:38 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Dunbar Band To March In 2014 Macy's Parade

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Marching Band performs at the 2007 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Credit fcps.net

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s Paul Laurence Dunbar High School marching band will be heading back to New York City in 2014 for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Local/Regional News
12:31 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Health Exchange Call Center Means 100 New Xerox Jobs

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The creation of a Kentucky-based call center for individuals looking for health insurance information through the state’s health exchange will translate to 100 new jobs. Xerox will provide the staffing and infrastructure for the center.

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Local/Regional News
3:08 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Les Misérables To Lead Off UK Opera Theatre Season

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Opera buffs can look forward to Mozart, a popular musical recently adapted to film, and a new version of an audience favorite during the University of Kentucky’s Opera Theatre’s 2013-14 season.

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Local/Regional News
3:16 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Attorney General: Murray State Board Of Regents Violated Open Meetings Law

Randy Dunn

MURRAY, Ky. - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has ruled that the Murray State Board of Regents violated the state’s open meetings law when a quorum of the board gathered at a social function March 14th.

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Local/Regional News
8:44 am
Wed April 17, 2013

UK Announces Three Provost Finalists

Provost finalists (l-r) José Luis Bermúdez, Nancy Brickhouse, and Christine Riordan

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Following a months-long search, the University of Kentucky has announced three finalists for the position of provost.

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Local/Regional News
4:14 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Two-Way Debate Continues

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Roughly 60 years after converting Maxwell, High, Second, Short, Mill, and Upper streets to one-way, Lexington officials are considering changing them back to two-way. The Planning and Public Works Committee heard an update Tuesday from the group currently mapping out possible strategies for making the change.

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Local/Regional News
3:18 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

I-75 Connector Meetings Draws Just Under 300

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Supporters and opponents of the long-discussed I-75 Connector aired their thoughts and concerns Thursday night in Nicholasville.

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