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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Local/Regional News
12:18 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

EKU Arts Center Disagreement Resolved

EKU Center for the Arts

RICHMOND, Ky. - The dispute between Eastern Kentucky University and the Community Operations Board over which group should oversee the EKU Center for the Arts executive director position has been resolved.

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Local/Regional News
1:25 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Kentucky Crafted: The Market Keeps The Arts Local

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Kentucky Crafted: The Market, a three-day event celebrating arts and music in the Bluegrass, is boasting its largest artist attendance ever. The Market will be held at the Lexington Convention Center.

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Local/Regional News
12:32 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Documentary Uncovers Life Of Kentucky Civil Rights Leader

Civil rights activist Anne Braden

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky civil rights activist Anne Braden is the subject of a documentary film to be screened Thursday at the Central Library in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
1:23 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Human Rights Commission Seeks Input On Fair Housing In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Human Rights Commission is inviting citizens to comment for the first time on its recently released State of Fair and Affordable Housing Report.

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Local/Regional News
4:06 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Planned Parenthood Ad Takes Aim At Sen. McConnell

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Planned Parenthood is targeting U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in a TV ad released on Friday. The advertisement criticizes the senate minority leader on a number of fronts.

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Local/Regional News
1:22 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Lexington Center Unveils New Websites

Lexington Center

LEXINGTON, KY. - Visitors to the Lexington Center, Rupp Arena, and Opera House websites will notice a change today.

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Local/Regional News
3:29 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Enthusiasm Keeps DanceBlue Going Strong

The empty DanceBlue stage won't stay that way for long
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A yearlong fundraiser involving thousands of University of Kentucky students will culminate in the 24-hour dance marathon Friday.

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Local/Regional News
11:49 am
Thu February 21, 2013

It's Time To Vote Lexington In The Bloomberg Mayor's Challenge

Vote Lexington!

The Bloomberg Mayors Challenge is nearing the finish line. This is a competition for the best ideas to improve cities. Our idea, CitizenLex.org, created by our citizens for all citizens, is up against ideas from 19 other cities nationwide. Million-dollar prizes are at stake.

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WUKY In Depth
8:30 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

CNN Journalist Peter Bergen Talks Terrorism And The Middle East

Journalist and author Peter Bergen
Credit peterbergen.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Journalist and bestselling author Peter Bergen spoke about the remaking of the Middle East in his address Wednesday at Transylvania University. In an exclusive interview with WUKY’s Josh James, Bergen weighed in on al-Qaeda, the use of drones, and the accuracy of Zero Dark Thirty.

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Local/Regional News
2:32 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Former Police Chief Considers Run For Mayor

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington Mayor Jim Gray could have his first challenger in the 2014 mayoral race in former police chief Anthany Beatty.

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