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
11:49 am
Thu February 21, 2013

It's Time To Vote Lexington In The Bloomberg Mayor's Challenge

Vote Lexington!

The Bloomberg Mayors Challenge is nearing the finish line. This is a competition for the best ideas to improve cities. Our idea, CitizenLex.org, created by our citizens for all citizens, is up against ideas from 19 other cities nationwide. Million-dollar prizes are at stake.

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WUKY In Depth
8:30 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

CNN Journalist Peter Bergen Talks Terrorism And The Middle East

Journalist and author Peter Bergen
Credit peterbergen.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Journalist and bestselling author Peter Bergen spoke about the remaking of the Middle East in his address Wednesday at Transylvania University. In an exclusive interview with WUKY’s Josh James, Bergen weighed in on al-Qaeda, the use of drones, and the accuracy of Zero Dark Thirty.

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Local/Regional News
2:32 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Former Police Chief Considers Run For Mayor

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington Mayor Jim Gray could have his first challenger in the 2014 mayoral race in former police chief Anthany Beatty.

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WUKY Events
1:22 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons Headlining Bonnaroo 2013

Watch Daniel Tosh's Bonnaroo lineup announcement below!

Or check out the full listing here.  

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Local/Regional News
2:35 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Land-Line Deregulation Debate Continues

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Heated debate continues over a bill that would deregulate land-line phone service in Kentucky. Supporters and opponents of the legislation appeared on KET’s Kentucky Tonight Monday.

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Local/Regional News
2:43 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Free Career Testing Offered For Veterans, Unemployed

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Veterans, persons with disabilities, and anyone who has been unemployed for more than 26 weeks are eligible for a free round of career testing.

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Local/Regional News
1:30 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Legal Notice Seeks Victims In 15-Year-Old Sexual Abuse Case

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Victims of sexual abuse at the now defunct Micro-City Government in Lexington are being asked to come forward in a legal notice sent to various media outlets.

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Local/Regional News
3:05 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Transylvania Food Fair Urges Visitors To Go Local

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Transylvania University hosted its second Local Food Fair Friday, bringing together a variety of area farmers and local food advocates.

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Local/Regional News
12:33 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

LexArts Has High Hopes For Annual Fundraiser

LEXINGTON, Ky. - LexArts kicked off its annual Fund for the Arts campaign Friday with a more ambitious goal than in previous years.

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Local/Regional News
3:10 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Frank X Walker Named Kentucky's First African-American Poet Laureate

Frank X Walker
Credit www.ungthesteeple.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington author and University of Kentucky professor Frank X Walker will become Kentucky’s next poet laureate. The Danville native will be formally inducted on Kentucky Writers’ Day April 24th.

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