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
2:07 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

West Sixth Brewery Take Logo Dispute To The Web

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A trademark dispute between local West Sixth Brewing and Vermont-based brewer Magic Hat has found its way onto many Facebook news feeds in Lexington. The online campaign was sparked by a lawsuit filed by Magic Hat last week.

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11:44 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Forecastle Festival Prize Pack

Pledge any amount during this week’s Pledge Drive and be entered to win a musical experience of a lifetime!

One lucky winner will walk away with 2 VIP Passes and hotel accommodations valued at over $1,000 for Louisville’s Premier Musical Event, the Forecastle Festival (July 12th-14th). In addition to featuring a who’s who of musical acts such as The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, and Jim James. Forecastle has consistently promoted local artists as well as focusing on environmental activism and outdoor recreation.


VIP passes include:

• Poster

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11:37 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Daily Prizes

Wednesday (5/22)

2 Specialized Crossroad Bicycles from Pedal the Planet

Pedal the Planet has gracious donated two specialized crossroad bikes valued at $840 for one lucky winner.

The bikes are equipped with Body Geometry components, such as grips, high volume tires, and a super comfortable saddle. They also feature lightweight alloy frames with rigid forks, perfect for your path adventures or weekend rides with the whole family.

Local/Regional News
3:47 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

UK Board Of Trustees OKs Purchase Of Lexington Theological Seminary Campus

Credit kentucky.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has given the green light for the school to purchase the Lexington Theological Seminary’s 7-acre campus.

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Local/Regional News
12:47 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Mayor Jim Gray Orders Audit Of HealthFirst Clinic Project

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The troubled HealthFirst clinic project on Southland Drive is due for an audit – that announcement came from Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
1:58 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Georgetown President Search Dealt A Setback

The Library at Georgetown College
Credit gtown.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With two of its three finalists for the open presidential position bowing out, Georgetown College is set to bring in five new candidates for the post.

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WUKY In Depth
10:59 am
Mon May 13, 2013

In Depth: Lexington Parks And Priorities

Skatepark at Woodland park in Lexington, Ky.
Credit concretedisciples.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s often said that if you want to know what a community really cares about, look no further than its budget. WUKY is beginning a series of reports digging deeper into the priorities of Lexington’s Urban County Council members as they begin the process of crafting a spending plan for the city. First, Josh James has this look at a summertime favorite: parks.

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Local/Regional News
2:37 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Chandler To Head Up Kentucky Humanities Council

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Humanities Council has named former Congressman Ben Chandler as its new executive director.

The non-profit group is not affiliated with the state, but works closely with state tourism and arts organizations. It is affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Chandler will officially start July 1st. Current executive director Virginia G. Carter will retire in August.

At a press conference Friday, Chandler joked that he's looking forward to taking a hiatus from politics.

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Local/Regional News
2:33 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Arrest Made In UK Indecent Exposure Investigation

University of Kentucky police have arrested a man in connection with a string of indecent exposure reports on campus.

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Local/Regional News
4:14 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Alcohol Policy Among Issues To Be Examined By UK Task Force

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A work group formed to study alcohol policy, along with other health-related issues, at the University of Kentucky has been appointed by university president Eli Capilouto.

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