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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The University of Kentucky’s Student Center is slated to go offline Saturday as the school prepares to launch a $175 million dollar renovation of the facility, pushing a number of services into temporary locations.

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Police in Louisville have announced plans to install body cameras on patrol officers next month, but activists who petitioned for the devices are questioning why they will be used in predominantly white neighborhoods first.

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It’s hemp planting season again and University of Kentucky agronomists hope the state’s second crop of research will yield far more data than the first.

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An Urban County Council committee is holding off on endorsing a recommendation that the city begin the process of converting one-way streets on the north side to two-way.

Early Fayette County Public Schools budget projections show the district in a healthier position than the previous year, but officials will still be looking for ways to cut costs.


Lexington health officials are reporting progress in crafting a proposal for the city’s new needle exchange program, which could come before the Urban County Council by August. But the process isn’t as easy as implementing a simple policy change.

The next class of Kentucky State Police cadets – who start learning the ropes later this month – will be the first to experience the state’s new $4.5 million dollar trooper Training Academy in Frankfort. But as attracting those recruits can also be a challenge.

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Kentucky State Police troopers gathered to memorialize their fallen Monday. This year’s ceremony happened to land on the same day as the unveiling of new statue honoring those officers who died in the line of duty.

In this episode, Wyn Morris of Morris Book Shop chats about Independent Bookstore Day, a new thriller from the man behind Bubba Ho-Tep, and a local self-described "gonzo cartoonist" who is tracing the story behind one of his characters.