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
8:21 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Lexington Philharmonic, Management Avoid Strike

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Members of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and their management tentatively agreed to halt long-term contract negotiations Thursday afternoon and go forward with Friday's scheduled season opening performance.

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4:47 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Central Kentucky Plays Host To Numerous Festivals This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Whether you’re up for a muddy challenge, a night of experimental art and music, or a chance to meet a horse racing legend, Central Kentucky has the festival for you this weekend.

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Local/Regional News
11:18 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Negotiations Continue

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Negotiations continue between Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra musicians and their management ahead of a scheduled concert on Friday. Orchestra members have voted to authorize their representatives to strike the season-opening concert if an agreement can’t be reached over key contract terms.

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Local/Regional News
7:43 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Public Weighs In On Early Vision For Arts & Entertainment District

Rupp Arena interior

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Architects and designers shared their early visions for the Rupp Arena Arts & Entertainment District at a public meeting Wednesday night. Though no new major designs were unveiled, more than a hundred Lexingtonians showed up to hear and comment on the plans.

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Local/Regional News
3:22 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Sparks Fly Between Bevin, McConnell Campaign Manager At Constitution Day Ceremony

LEXINGTON, Ky. - U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton and GOP challenger Matt Bevin both used Tuesday’s Constitution Day ceremonies at UK to score political points.

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Local/Regional News
2:34 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Beshear: Ky. Must Take "Holistic" Approach To Fighting Climate Change

LEXINGTON, Ky. - At an annual conference on energy and the environment Tuesday, Governor Steve Beshear advocated for a middle way when it comes to addressing climate change.

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Local/Regional News
1:14 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

UK Seeking Outside Vendors To Operate Dining Services

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky began accepting bids to operate its dining services Thursday. 

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Local/Regional News
1:37 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

UK Touts Record First Year Enrollment

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky is once again welcoming a record number of first-year students this semester. Recently released figures show the freshmen class is also one of the school’s most diverse.

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Local/Regional News
12:14 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Tates Creek Sidewalks To Be Completed By Spring

Crews work on the sidewalks along Tates Creek Road
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington Mayor Jim Gray officially recognized the long-delayed sidewalk construction taking place along Tates Creek Road Thursday morning. An additional $556,000 from the state was required to move the project toward completion.

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Local/Regional News
11:42 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Local Memorials Honor 9/11 Victims And Fallen Lexington Officers

Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Victims of the September 11th attacks are being remembered in downtown Lexington and on the University of Kentucky campus Wednesday.

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