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 Reporter in 2014 and 2016. 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

Associated Press

Governor Matt Bevin is applauding a Supreme Court decision halting a federal judge’s ruling on bathroom policy for transgender students. The move could signal the high court’s interest in taking up a separate lawsuit joined by more than 20 states, including Kentucky.

AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee

Kentucky politicians are gearing up for a round of verbal jousting at the state’s annual Fancy Farm picnic.

AP Photo/Mel Evans

Congressman Andy Barr convened his drug task force in Lexington Wednesday. The 6th district representative discussed how the recently passed national Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act will affect the panel’s recommendations to the federal government.

Lexington Public Library

Lexington city leaders have their eye on downtown’s Central Library as a potential location for city hall. The East Main Street property is only the latest spot to be considered in a decades-long hunt for a new home.

U.S. News and World Report has crowned the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital the number one hospital in the state.

Associated Press

The war of words continues between Republican Governor Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear over the status of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.

Rich Fury / Invision / AP

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will soon become the face of Kentucky-brewed Wild Turkey bourbon – and he won’t just be in front of the camera.

Pardon our dust!

While we upgrade our HD-2 all jazz stream to make it compatible with new Apple requirements, you'll need to take a couple extra steps to listen directly from our website. Don't worry, it's easy...

To open up HD-2 in Winamp:

1.       Go to FILE.

2.      Click on PLAY URL.

3.      Type in

To open it in iTunes:

1.       Go to FILE.

2.      Click on OPEN STREAM.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell touched on a number of hot button topics – from questions about party unity and Donald Trump to the Republican Party’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement – at a Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Karyn Czar / Josh James / WUKY

Politicians were lining up this week tout a $14 million federal grant for Lexington’s Town Branch Trail project, but they don’t necessarily see eye-to-eye on who deserves the credit.