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

Around 50 students led by the University of Kentucky’s Feminist Alliance made their voices heard on the subject of sexual assault Friday – calling on the school to release records pertaining to a campus sexual assault case and publicly condemn Republican President-elect Donald Trump's attitudes toward women.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has no interest in at least one agenda item preferred by President-elect Donald Trump: term limits for members of Congress.

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Kentuckians are paying their respects to former Attorney General Janet Reno, who passed away at her Florida home Monday.

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An online petition questioning an increase in parking costs at the University of Kentucky is gathering steam – with more than 900 supporters signing on as of 2 pm Friday.

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A Lexington lawmaker wants to allow local governments to enact new rules to curb gun violence. His measure, BR 172, would upend a more than 30-year-old law barring gun regulation on the local level.

This week we chat with a University of Kentucky law professor about the school's Election Analysis Blog, which will track the vote casting and counting process and answer questions from the public. In addition to teaching law at UK, Prof. Joshua Douglas is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Politico, CNN, and other media outlets. 

Senate Candidates Clash Over Backgrounds, Philosophy

Oct 31, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

It was a battle over records Monday night as both Sen. Rand Paul and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray each made their case to voters.

Author William Lynwood Montell crisscrossed Kentucky in search of the best ghost stories he could find, hoping to document the traditional oral tales handed down through the generations. Did they turn him into a believer? "As I tell people, I do not believe in ghosts, nor do I disbelieve," he says.

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Public-private partnerships, commonly shortened to P3, are the focus of a two-day conference in Lexington this week.