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
5:10 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

UK Professor Recounts First Days Of Turkey Protests

Director of UK's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, Carey Cavanaugh
Credit uky.edu

LEXINGTON, Ky. - One University of Kentucky department head recently got a first-hand look at the anti-government protests spreading across Turkey. Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce director Carey Cavanaugh traveled to Istanbul for what he expected would be a standard trip to discuss the country’s economic and political trends.

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Local/Regional News
3:34 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Lexington To Host "Design Slam" Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Five teams of architects will compete in a brainstorming competition Saturday to imagine a design for a building to fill the lot at 137 West Main Street in downtown Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
12:19 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Kay Ahead In 56th District Fundraising Race

James Kay

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Democrat James Kay is leading the way when it comes to fundraising in the 56th District state House race. Campaign representatives say Kay raised more than $88,000 in the first reporting period for the June 25th special election.

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Local/Regional News
12:13 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

UK Tests The Waters With New Free Online Course

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky will be among 10 flagship state schools making up the first wave of large public universities signing on to a partnership with Coursera, one of the country’s leading platforms for what’s called “massive open online courses” or MOOCs.

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Local/Regional News
2:36 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Magic Hat Challenging West Sixth Brewery's Online Campaign

West Sixth Brewing Co.'s Facebook Page

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Vermont-based Magic Hat has filed for a preliminary injunction against Lexington’s West Sixth Brewing Co. in reaction to the local brewer’s online campaign against the company.

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Local/Regional News
1:56 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Lexington's Food Truck Saga Continues As Parking Authority Hammers Out Details

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s pilot food truck program may have cleared first reading at the Urban County Council, but a host of details including parking time limits and fines remain to be finalized by the city’s parking authority.

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Local/Regional News
3:09 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Transylvania Faculty And Trustees Split Over President's Performance

Transylvania University President Owen Williams
Credit photo provided

Increasing tensions at Transylvania University have led to a vote of “no confidence” in University President Owen Williams’ leadership by Transy faculty.

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Local/Regional News
2:19 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Public To Weigh In On Water Rate Increase

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky American Water customers could see their water bills jump by about $5 a month if a new rate increase proposal is approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission. The proposal will be laid out in greater detail at a public meeting Tuesday night.

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Local/Regional News
1:29 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Euclid Kroger Proposal Clears Planning Commission, Despite Objections

Original Kroger resdesign proposal for Euclid Avenue
Credit Kroger

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Plans to demolish and rebuild the Kroger located on Euclid Avenue are moving forward, over the objections of some neighborhood residents. Opponents of the expansion failed to sway members of Lexington’s Urban County Planning Commission during a four-hour meeting Thursday.

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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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