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
3:48 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

16 Roadway Fatalities In Week Following Thanksgiving

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Preliminary reports show that 16 people died in 15 separate car crashes in Kentucky last week. The total number of deaths is still fewer than Kentucky State Police reported at this time last year.

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Local/Regional News
2:59 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Kentucky Christmas Chorus Takes A Break

Members of SCAPA perform with the Lexington Philharmonic during the Kentucky Christmas Chorus in 2010
Credit famucon.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the first time in 24 years, Lexington’s annual Christmas Chorus will be going dark. Concert organizers are citing declining attendance as one reason for the cancelation.

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Local/Regional News
3:30 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Toyota Officials Hope Incentive Package Will Help Manage Attrition

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - About 20 to 30 percent of eligible employees at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company in Georgetown are expected to opt in to its “Next Step Program,” which will offer voluntary exit incentives to workers who have been with the company for at least 22 years.

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Local/Regional News
3:05 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Alzheimer's Disease The Focus Of Local Play

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A new play premiering in Lexington this weekend takes its inspiration from the experiences of victims and families dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Support WUKY
12:35 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

December 3 - 7

WUKY and the Lexington Farmers' Market have teamed up this holiday to feed the hungry. For every $1,000 raised by WUKY during the drive, the Lexington Farmers' Market will donate $100 worth of food to God's Pantry.

Help two great causes with one pledge!

Click Read More for more details and prizes.

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Local/Regional News
4:01 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

World AIDS Day Still A Critical Reminder

LEXINGTON , Ky. - According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than half of young Americans between the ages of 13 and 24 with HIV don’t know they have it. That group accounts for just over a quarter of all new HIV infections every year.

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WUKY Events
5:18 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Red Barn Radio's An Appalachian Christmas IV

Red Barn Radio's "An Appalachian Christmas IV" taped on December 5 and will air on Saturday, December 22 at 8 pm on WUKY.

Local/Regional News
4:24 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Lexington's First Black Councilman Dies

Credit Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s first African-American city councilman has died. Harry Sykes, who was elected in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963, came to Lexington in 1954. That’s after he completed two seasons with the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Local/Regional News
1:44 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Human Rights Commission Backs Gay And Lesbian Organization In T-Shirt Complaint

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s Human Rights Commission has found that t-shirt printer Hands-On Originals violated the city’s Fairness Ordinance by declining to print shirts for a gay pride festival earlier this year, but the legal dispute is far from settled.

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Local/Regional News
1:49 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Herald Leader To Begin Charging For Some Digital Content

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Visitors to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s website (kentucky.com) will no longer be allowed free unlimited access to stories after December 4th. 

Following the lead of the Courier-Journal, The Messenger, and other Kentucky papers, the Herald-Leader announced Monday it plans to put its mobile apps and part of its website, Kentucky.com, behind a pay wall.

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