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
4:02 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Convention-Goers Weigh In On Lexington Conventon Center Redesign

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A focus group made up of key convention organizers and attendees has been examining preliminary plans for the proposed redesign of the Lexington Convention Center.

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Local/Regional News
4:23 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Eastern Ky. Relatives Originally Charged Under Federal Hate Crimes Law Sentenced To Prison

LONDON, Ky. - Two Eastern Kentucky men convicted in 2012 of kidnapping and assaulting a gay Letcher county man were both sentenced Wednesday to time in federal prison.

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Local/Regional News
12:20 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

UK Makes "Honor Roll" In Controversial Teacher Prep Survey

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Louisville can boast of making the “Honor Roll” in a first-ever national survey of teacher-training programs released Tuesday. Yet officials are calling the overall results “dismal.”

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Local/Regional News
2:20 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Urban Outfitters Pulls Line Of Products Modeled After Pill Bottles

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Retailer Urban Outfitters has bowed to pressure from anti-drug groups and 24 attorneys general, including Kentucky AG Jack Conway, who’ve called for the company to stop selling flasks, shot glasses, and pint glasses that resemble prescription pill bottles.

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Local/Regional News
12:42 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Transportation Officials Focus On Brannon Road Growth

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the growth of the Brannon Crossing shopping area, the narrow 3-mile long stretch of road between US 60 and US 27 called Brannon Road is handling more and more traffic these days.

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Local/Regional News
2:12 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Transylvania President Owen Williams To Resign Amid Controversy Over Tenure Decisions, Leadership

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The president of Transylvania University has announced he is stepping down after the upcoming school year. The move comes in the wake of student protests and a vote of “no confidence” in his leadership by the faculty.

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Local/Regional News
1:03 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

NICU Bed Count Likely To Increase In Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A May revision of the state’s health care plan by the Department of Health and Family Services will allow for the addition of more neonatal intensive care beds and provide a new designation for the most intensive level of care.

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Local/Regional News
3:55 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Food Truck Pilot Program Could See New Restrictions Added

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Food truck vendors say new restrictions to the city’s proposed Food Truck Pilot Program being considered by the Lexington Parking Authority tomorrow would take some of the most profitable areas zoned for food trucks off the table.

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Local/Regional News
1:43 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Football Spending Up In New UK Athletics Budget

UK Football Coach Mark Stoops

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky Athletics Committee has approved an athletics budget that boosts funding for the school’s football program by $3M or 33 percent over last year.

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WUKY In Depth
5:57 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

In Depth: Jobs And The Budget

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As Urban County Council members begin hammering out a final spending plan, many around the horseshoe are also keeping a close eye on the job market.

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