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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Arts & Music
1:27 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

LISTEN: Leon Redbone Interview

Leon Redbone

Natasha's Bistro & Bar welcomes Leon Redbone to the stage Saturday, September 29th. Get to know the man behind the music with an exclusive WUKY interview.

Arts & Music
1:24 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

LISTEN: Andrew Bird Interview

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird brings his unique sound to UK's Singletary Center for the Arts Saturday, September 29th. Hear an exclusive WUKY interview with the man himself.

Local/Regional News
3:04 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

UK Student Shines A Light On Human Trafficking

SlaveryIsReal.org website
slaveryisreal.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A University of Kentucky sophomore is becoming a leading local voice in the fight against human trafficking. Austin Knight says a PBS Frontline documentary first drew him to the issue in high school. That led the 19-year-old psychology major to build a website called SlaveryisReal.org.  

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Sports
1:34 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

University Looks To Head Off Unruly Gameday Behavior

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An increased police presence will be visible along Cooper Drive as UK's football team takes on South Carolina this weekend. University spokesperson Jay Blanton says UK president Eli Capilouto has also banned alcohol, DJS, and bands from non-reserved tailgating spots in response to fights that broke out in the wake of UK’s loss to Western Kentucky University September 15th.

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Local/Regional News
3:09 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Gov. Beshear Yet To Rule Out Former Gubernatorial Challenger For Judicial Seat

Senate President David Williams
LRC Public Information

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has not ruled out longtime political opponent Senate President David Williams for an open judicial seat in Williams’ district.

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Local/Regional News
2:14 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Kentucky American Water Clarifies Billing Procedures

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The rollout of Lexington’s new LEXserv billing service this month has caused some confusion for customers who appeared to be billed twice for city services.

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Arts & Music
2:00 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Win Tickets And Backstage Passes To Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird comes to UK's Singletary Center Saturday, September 29 and you could win two tickets and backstage passes! To enter, simply visit WUKY's Facebook page and tell us why you want to see Andrew Bird.

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WUKY In Depth
12:38 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Mondays With The Mayors - Steve Connelly, Berea

Berea Mayor Steve Connelly
kynews.org

Berea Mayor Steve Connelly updates WUKY on stormwater projects in his city, as well as a new emergency aid agreement between the city and Berea College.

Specials
12:27 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

WUKY And Red Barn Radio Produce Free Live Show

Lexington, KYWednesday October 10, 2012 at 7:00pm RED BARN RADIO, in partnership with WUKY will stream and record it's weekly live radio show at the W.T. Young Library on UK campus.  The Laurel River Line will be the headlining the show.

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UK Perspectives
12:13 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

UK Perspectives: UK Opera Theatre Presents Phantom Of The Opera

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week Everett McCorvey and Tedrin Blair Lindsey of the UK Opera Theatre give us a preview of their upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. Phantom will be performed at the Lexington Opera House October 5ththrough 14th. Tickets are on sale now at 859-233-3535.

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