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
1:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Native Plants Soon To Appear In Fontaine And Lakeshore Drive Areas

KLB Commission Chair Patricia Knight, Councilman Bill Farmer and others pose with check from Lowe's
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  A project aimed at beautifying areas near the Fontaine/Lakeshore Drive corridor in Lexington was launched recently. Drivers who frequent the roads can expect a different view by the end of the month.  

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Specials
11:39 am
Mon October 8, 2012

LISTEN: Tell Me More's Conversation On Education

Tell Me More will host an extensive discussion to spotlight education in America on October 10 at 11 AM. And you can stream the conversation.  

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Live At WUKY
4:56 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

WATCH: Ben Sollee Performs "DIY" Live At WUKY

Ben Sollee

Lexington's own Ben Sollee stopped by WUKY to favor us with a couple songs from his newest record, Half-Made Man. Watch a simmering liver version of "DIY."

Local/Regional News
1:00 am
Fri October 5, 2012

UK Professors Use Debates As Teaching Tools

First Debate Between President Obama and Republican Challenger Mitt Romney
post-gazette.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - All eyes were on President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney Wednesday night. One group paying particularly close attention: political science students at the University of Kentucky. 

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UK Perspectives
2:37 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

UK Perspectives: Dr. Stephen Voss On Debates As Teaching Tools

Dr. Stephen Voss, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Political Science at the University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the first of three presidential debates behind us, Dr. Stephen Voss, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Political Science at the University of Kentucky talks with Josh James about how debates are used to fuel discussions in class.


 

Local/Regional News
3:40 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Keeneland Fall Meet The First Under New Leadership

Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Keeneland officials are touting a world-class lineup, a series of special events, and an expanded social media presence as part of their Fall Stars race meet, which begins this Friday.

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Local/Regional News
11:54 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Gay Marriage Debate Takes Center Stage At The Kentucky Theatre

Logo for *8 The Play

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two local organizations are teaming up Tuesday night to present a play they hope will put a spotlight on the marriage equality debate.

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Local/Regional News
2:47 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Kentucky Health Exchange On Schedule

Governor Steven Beshear

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky is on track to meet federal deadlines to create and manage its own health exchange, as mandated by the new health care reform law. That’s despite heated debate inside the joint Health and Welfare committee last month over the legality of the governor’s executive order creating the exchange.

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Local/Regional News
2:41 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Kentucky Tax Amnesty Window Officially Open

Finance and Administration Secretary Lori Flanery, along with Governor Steve Beshear (right) and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson, address a press conference on tax amnesty
Josh James

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Ten years ago, a tax amnesty program in Kentucky added about $41 million dollars to state coffers. Now, as the state deals with the lasting effects of the recession, state officials are hoping a similar offer will once again generate some much-needed revenue.

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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Lexington Distillery Now Open To The Public

Town Branch Distillery
Alltech.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s an event that hasn’t happened in Lexington in more than a century: the opening of a new distillery. Alltech’s Town Branch Distillery officially opens its doors to the public today.

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