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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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts made a swing through Lexington Wednesday, speaking at the University of Kentucky just one day after President Donald Trump announced his choice to fill the ninth seat on the high court. But observers hoping for insight into Roberts' take on Trump or the looming battle over his nominee went home empty-handed.

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With all of the international students affected by President Trump’s new travel restrictions at the University of Kentucky accounted for, attention now shifts to the unexpected, and often emotional, decisions those students will face in the coming months.

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Blink and you might miss the charging hub located along East High Street across from Calvary Baptist Church.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has accused Attorney General Andy Beshear of backpedaling on his promise to defend a new abortion law passed this month by the Republican-led General Assembly.

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is enlisting citizens help in the effort to curb gun violence, which has taken the lives of two high school students in the last three months. The mayor made the comments during his annual State of the City address.

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A Fayette Circuit Court has handed a victory to the University of Kentucky in its bid to keep investigative documents in a sexual harassment case private, but an appeal is already in the works.

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Kentucky voices were part of the massive joint protests taking place at home and in Washington, D.C.

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Kentuckians are traveling to the nation’s capital Friday, both to observe the inauguration of Donald Trump and to demonstrate against the incoming Republican commander-in-chief.

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Environmental activists at the University of Kentucky are applauding a new administration commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on campus by 25 percent by 2025, but the students have no plans to rest on their laurels.

Six Lexington projects have cleared the first hurdle in the annual Knight Cities Challenge, a nonprofit initiative that asks, “What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?”