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.

Ways To Connect


Music lovers in Eastern Kentucky and around the world are remembering the woman known as the “Mother of Folk.”


The USA Freedom Act, a measure extending some elements of the controversial PATRIOT Act while ending bulk collection of phone data, passed Tuesday night without the support of Kentucky’s two leading Republicans. But Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul cast their no votes for very different reasons.

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If you’re thinking about a sight-seeing trip to Frankfort to visit the Kentucky Capitol building, you might hold off on those plans.

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Japanese electric wiring company Sumitomo has mapped out plans to expand its presence in Lexington.


Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky is strengthening its ties with the country's neighbor to the north.

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Nearly two years ago to the day, the feed mill at the University of Kentucky’s C. Oran Little Research Center caught fire, totally destroying the facility. This Friday officials welcomed visitors to the new and improved version.

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With the Republican gubernatorial primary decided, nominee Matt Bevin is working to present a united front as he embarks on his General Election campaign against Democratic nominee Jack Conway.

From Here & Now:

For this edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions, we sit down with DeBraun Thomas, host of the Crunkadelic Funk Show on WUKY public radio in Lexington, Kentucky.

Lexington’s next public high school has a builder. As Josh James reports, the Fayette County school board approved a contract this week with D.W. Wilburn Inc. to begin construction on the facility.

It’s not every day you pass a vehicle outfitted with multiple cameras and a “Danger: Laser” sign on the trunk, but that’s just what Lexington drivers might see winding through their neighborhoods over the next couple weeks. It's all part of a digital survey of road conditions throughout the city.