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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WUKY In Depth
12:50 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Al Cross Discusses The 6th District Congressional Race

Al Cross

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and former Courier Journal political columnist Al Cross sat down on Wednesday with WUKY's Josh James to discuss the race.

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Local/Regional News
1:00 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Coach Calipari Helps Unveil New Toyota Avalon

2013 Toyota Avalon
Credit Josh James

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Toyota’s 2013 Avalon, officially unveiled Tuesday in Georgetown, is being touted by the company as its most “American” car to date.

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UK Perspectives
12:14 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

UK Perspectives: David Blackwell On UK's Gatton College Of Business

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week, a conversation with the new dean of UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, David Blackwell.

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Local/Regional News
1:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Lexington Recreational Trail To Feature New Extension


LEXINGTON, Ky. - City and state leaders officially gave the green light to the extension of Lexington’s Brighton Trail Monday.

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Local/Regional News
12:43 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Lexington's First African-American Councilman Honored

Harry Sykes
Credit Kentucky Commission on Human Rights


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s Urban County Council took time Thursday to honor one of its own. Harry Sykes, the city’s first African-American council member was recognized as an important voice for civil rights and for a distinguished career in public service.

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Local/Regional News
1:11 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Hear KET's 6th District Debate Live On WUKY

Congressman Ben Chandler, Republican Challenger Andy Barr, and Independent candidate Randolph Vance

The Sixth Congressional District Race in Kentucky has been a competitive, contentious and controversial campaign.  Monday night Republican Andy Barr, Democrat Ben Chandler, and Independent Randolph Vance will debate the issues live on KET’s Kentucky Tonight hosted by Bill Goodman.  WUKY will also broadcast this important forum beginning at 8 p.m.  Hear the candidates express their views and answer questions important to voters.  The Sixth District Candidates debate Monday night at 8 on 91.3, WUKY.

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Local/Regional News
12:28 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

HealthFirst Clinic To Move Into New Facility


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two buildings along Southland Drive originally set for renovation are now slated for demolition to make way for a new HealthFirst Clinic.


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Rock & Roots
11:58 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Cory Chisel Live At WUKY

Cory Chisel and Adriel Harris (aka Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons) brought their Americana and folk sounds to WUKY on the tail end of their tour promoting Old Believers. Hear the complete interview with Josh James and watch video of Chisel's live performance of "I've Been Accused" below.

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Local/Regional News
1:18 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Bigger, Un-Deadlier Thriller Parade Planned For Lexington

Thousands of people are expected to take over downtown Lexington with the 11th annual Thriller Parade Sunday October 28th.
lexingtonky.gov

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lexington’s 11th annual Thriller reenactment takes over downtown this Sunday. As Josh James reports, organizers expect another record crowd.

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Local/Regional News
4:16 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Science Without Borders Program Links UK And Brazil

The Brazillian flag.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky has reached out to China over the past couple years with the launching of its Confucius Institute in 2010 and, more recently, a visit from UK President Eli Capilouto, but as Josh James reports, another partnership is taking root between UK and a country far south of the U.S.

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