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
3:30 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Children's Advocacy Center Has A New Home

New Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass facility

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass, which coordinates the investigation of the state’s most serious child abuse cases in 17 counties, has moved into a new home.

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Local/Regional News
2:11 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Bill Named For Slain Lexington Police Officer Becomes Law

Governor Steve Beshear (right) signs the Bryan Durman Act into law as Brandy Durman (left) and her son look on.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - On the third anniversary of the death of its namesake, the Bryan Durman Act officially became law Monday.

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Local/Regional News
3:06 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Lexington Children's Theatre Calls On Special Actors For Fundraiser

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Children’s Theatre will present its largest annual fundraiser this Saturday. The evening brings together a host of talent.

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Local/Regional News
5:40 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Provost Finalist: UK "Poised to Write Next Chapter in the History of American Universities"

UK Provost Candidate Christine Riordan
Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The third and final provost finalist addressed a forum at the University of Kentucky Thursday. Christine Riordan, dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, highlighted her areas of expertise, leadership development and workplace diversity, in her address.

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Local/Regional News
1:55 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Tiffany & Co. Bolstering Workforce By 75

Tiffany & Co. senior vice president of operations and manufacturing John Petterson
Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - State and local officials are hailing the announced expansion of operations at Tiffany &Co. in Lexington as the latest indication that Kentucky is on the rebound economically.

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Local/Regional News
5:51 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Second Provost Finalist Talks Research And Improving Student Achievement

Dr. Nancy Brickhouse
Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The second of three finalists for the University of Kentucky’s open provost position took questions from a group of faculty, staff, and students Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
1:23 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Lexmark First Quarter Better Than Expected Despite Losses

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexmark International has posted declines in revenue and profit for the first quarter, but the losses were not as bad as forecasters expected.

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Local/Regional News
6:10 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

UK Provost Finalist Candidate Stresses Campus Conversation In First Forum

UK provost Candidate Dr. Jose Burmudez

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky faculty, staff, and students got their first look at provost candidate Dr. Jose Bermudez Tuesday at the first of three forums with the finalists for the position.

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Local/Regional News
3:24 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Kentucky Theatre Fundraiser: Don't Count Michael Shannon Out

Actor and Lexington Native Michael Shannon

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Organizers raising funds for The Kentucky Theatre says, despite his canceled appearance this Friday, Michael Shannon remains committed to helping the cause.

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Your WUKY
1:37 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Speak Up For WUKY! Send us your poems, interviews, news stories & more

We want you to be the star – and here’s how. Use your smart phone or other audio device to record your voice and send it to WUKY or call (859) 257-9151 and leave your message as voicemail. We’re interested in…

  • Station IDs
  • Testimonials
  • Interviews
  • Poems and stories
  • Musical performances

Also, we are currently working on a documentary devoted to the assassination of Medgar Evers, and we are especially interested in your reminiscences of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

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