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
1:58 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Mayor Gray To Solicit Ideas During Telephone Town Hall

Mayor Jim Gray

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will be holding a town hall meeting tonight – via telephone. The aim of the meeting is to collect and discuss ideas for a competition launched by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Local/Regional News
3:26 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Kentucky Habitat For Humanity Dedicates First "Passive House"

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Habitat for Humanity has as its mission building homes for residents with low incomes, but the new owners of the organization’s latest construction will see added benefits when their utility bills arrive.

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Local/Regional News
3:36 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Horse Show Draws From Its Long Past

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Junior League Horse Show gets underway tonight at 6:30. The event is billed as the world’s largest outdoor American Saddlebred show.

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Local/Regional News
4:24 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Top State Republican Says No To Medicaid Expansion

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A top state Republican is calling for Governor Steve Beshear to opt out of the Medicaid expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act.

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Local/Regional News
4:14 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Ban Fails To Deter Some From Setting Off Fireworks

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A ban on common consumer fireworks didn’t stop some residents from lighting a few fuses Wednesday night. By the end of the evening, Lexington police had received 608 complaints about the use of fireworks.

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UK Perspectives
2:36 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Kenneth Johnson On His Fulbright Scholarship

This week Kenneth Johnson, a second year law student at UK discusses his recent Fulbright Scholarship award and his plan to teach English in Malaysia. 

Local/Regional News
2:28 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Vendors, Fire Service React To Fireworks Ban

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Sustained high temperatures coupled with a newly announced ban on personal fireworks are taking a heavy toll on business at local fireworks stands, but some sellers and customers are hoping to salvage this year’s celebrations.

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Breaking
2:50 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Lexington Adds Fireworks To Burn Ban

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexingonians hoping to mark the Fourth of July holiday with personal fireworks displays will have to wait out the heat this year. Mayor Jim Gray has implemented a total ban on all common consumer fireworks.

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Local/Regional News
1:00 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Lexington Pride Fest Celebrates Its Fifth Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Pride Festival kicks off tomorrow at Courthouse Plaza in Downtown Lexington. 

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WUKY Programs
11:13 am
Fri June 29, 2012

WUKY Welcomes New Shows

WUKY WELCOMES NEW PROGRAMS IN SPITE OF STATE AND UNIVERSITY BUDGET CUTS

You'll soon hear some new voices during your WUKY weekend listening. State and university budget cuts, coupled with revenue shortfalls, made it necessary to evaluate our program costs and schedule. While safeguarding our core services (NPR news, local news, Rock & Roots music), it was decided that it was not fiscally responsible to pay the cost of membership dues to three networks.

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