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
4:15 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Protests In Lexington, Around The Nation Push For Immigration Reform

2013 Immigration Rally at Triangle Park
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Supporters of immigration reform gathered at Lexington’s Triangle Park Wednesday as part of a nationwide push to urge Congress and the president to move forward with legislation to improve the legal status of undocumented immigrants and their families.

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Local/Regional News
5:46 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Mayor Gray Unveils His Vision For 2014 Budget

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mayor Jim Gray has officially outlined his $297 million spending plan for 2014, which he's calling a business-like plan with "a dose of Warren Buffett for investments and the Good Samaritan for taking care of our neighbors."

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Local/Regional News
1:19 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Rising Tensions On Display At Transylvania University

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Confusion over recent tenure decisions and accusations of a growing disconnect between the administration and faculty and students are increasing tensions at Transylvania University.

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Local/Regional News
4:12 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

UK's Kentucky Digital Library To Be Hub For National Project

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Digital Library, housed at the University of Kentucky, is one of just six libraries chosen to take part in a national library pilot program linking collections from across the country.

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Local/Regional News
2:12 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

"Reforest The Bluegrass" Sets Sights On Hisle Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mayor Jim Gray and city arborist John Saylor held a press conference at one of Lexington’s newest parks to promote the 15th annual Reforest the Bluegrass Friday.

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Local/Regional News
1:58 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Eastern Kentucky University Selects New President

Michael Benson
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RICHMOND, Ky. - Eastern Kentucky University has named its new president. Michael T. Benson, president of Southern Utah University, will succeed retiring president Doug Whitlock.

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Local/Regional News
4:28 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Keeneland Gears Up For Spring Meet, Traffic Concerns

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Keeneland will be featuring a number of new attractions and services at this year’s Spring Race Meet starting this Friday.

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Local/Regional News
1:29 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

UK Weighing Privatizing Dining Services, Growing Partnerships With Local Farmers

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky made headlines for privatizing its residence halls last year. Now the university’s dining services could be next in line. UK is set to solicit proposals from companies interested in operating campus dining services.

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WUKY Survey
4:57 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

What Kind Of Media User Are You? Take The Survey

Tell us how you use your conventional radio, Facebook, iPods, smartphones, tablets, streaming and the Web to stay connected to entertainment, news, and updates from WUKY and other sources. Whether you use all these devices/platforms or not, we value your opinion.

Your responses will be kept completely confidential, and we will never share your personal information with anyone. We'll only use the information you provide to enhance our service.

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Local/Regional News
4:08 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Students Turn Memorial Hall Blue For Autism Awareness

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall will be bathed in blue tonight, a not uncommon color on the UK campus,  but this event isn’t about basketball or school pride – it’s in honor of Autism Awareness Month.

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