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
4:12 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
Credit kentucky.com

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

Credit lightitupblue.org

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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Local/Regional News
2:51 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

State Offers New Tax Return Tracker

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentuckians have two weeks to submit their income taxes, but more online resources are now available to not only help taxpayers file but to track the status of refunds.

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Local/Regional News
3:15 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Hotel Tax Amendment Just Misses Becoming Law

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Legislation that would have enabled the Urban County Government to provide more revenue for the Kentucky Horse Park by raising the hotel and motel tax by 1 percent failed to clear the legislative process Tuesday. This leaves the city looking for other ways to establish new sources of funding.

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Local/Regional News
4:21 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Sen. Paul On Marriage: "You Should Be Allowed To Make A Contract"

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul, talked to students at the University of Kentucky Wednesday about his recent filibuster over the use of drones, the passage of a state hemp bill, and the Supreme Court arguments on marriage.

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