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
3:49 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Lexington Fourth Of July Festival To Go On, Rain Or Shine

LEXINGTON, Ky. - City officials released a statement Thursday ahead of stormy weather predictions saying Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival will go as planned, rain or shine. 

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Local/Regional News
1:24 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Public To Weigh In On Proposed Lextran Changes

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lextran is considering changes to its bus schedule on weekends and on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, the two jobs bus routes that are used by night shift workers, and its schedule for the Southland BCTC and Centre Parkway Connector Routes.

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Local/Regional News
5:12 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

StoryCorps Spotlights Lexington's Smoking Ban

LEXINGTON, Ky. - StoryCorps, a nonprofit that collects oral histories for air on public radio and for archive in the Library of Congress, wrapped up a three day visit to Lexington Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
3:51 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

I-75 Connector Proposals Narrowed To Four

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has narrowed eight possible “zones” for the I-75 Connector project down to four. The studies, also referred to as “preliminary designs,” will be considered alongside a “No-Build” option.

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Local/Regional News
1:19 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Planning Commission Approves Zone Changes For The Summit

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Following three hours of debate Thursday, Lexington’s Urban County Planning Commission voted unanimously to green light zoning changes for a proposed 50-acre commercial-residential development at the Fritz farm property at the southeast corner of Nicholasville and Man O’War.

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Local/Regional News
4:39 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

State House And Senate Plan To Go Public Early With Redistricting Plans

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State Senate president Robert Stivers said Wednesday the Senate hopes to release its proposal for new legislative boundaries before the special session on the politically charged issue starts August 19th.

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WUKY programming
4:14 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Programming Changes On WUKY

July Programming Changes on WUKY

WUKY welcomes Undercurrents to our overnight lineup starting July 1st.  Undercurrents is hosted by Gregg McVicar, and bring a fun music mix featuring Rock, Folk, Indie, Blues, and an excellent selection of contemporary Native Artists.  It’s produced by National Native News.  For more information:  http://www.undercurrentsradio.net/

Undercurrents replaces the BBC overnights starting on July 1st.

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UK Perspectives
4:08 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

The Dirt On WUKY's Mud Run With 2012 Winner

LEXINGTON, Ky. - We speak with Josh Nadzam, a UK Grad and winner of the 2012 Bluegrass Mud Run. This year’s run is scheduled for September 21st at UK and begins with a climb to the top of Commonwealth Stadium. More information about the event is available at bluegrassmudrun.com.

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Local/Regional News
12:03 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Georgetown College Names Acting President While Search Continues

Credit kyforward.com

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Georgetown College board of trustees member Granetta Bingham Blevins is set to take over as the college’s acting president.

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Local/Regional News
1:28 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Psychiatrist Tapped To Run New Eastern State Hospital Declines Offer

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky announced Tuesday that Peggy Stephens, an Indiana psychiatrist who was appointed earlier this month to lead Eastern State Hospital, has turned down the offer.

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