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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3:31 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

WUKY Year End Gift

Make an end of the year, tax-deductible gift (that's cash, credit cards, or even stocks!) and you'll be entered in our December drawing to win a $700 gift certificate from Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters. This gift certificate will be great for planning that next outdoor excursion with the latest gear.

If you wish to make an end of the year gift, please  email Gail Bennett at wukgail@uky.edu or call (859) 699-1960.

We'll draw December 31st. Don't be left out in the cold!

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3:19 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Free Shipping Day Woos Shoppers Back Online

LEXINGTON, KY. -  Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but shoppers still have time to take advantage of Free Shipping Day.

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2:05 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Motorists Enjoy Holiday From High Gas Prices

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Gas prices hit their lowest levels of the year Monday just in time for what analysts expect will be the busiest Christmas traveling season in six years.

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4:17 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Fayette County Superintendent Sends Message To Parents In Wake Of CT Shooting

Fayette County School Superintendent Tom Shelton

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In an automated call, Fayette County School Superintendent Tom Shelton expressed condolences for the victims of Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut and urged parents to limit their children's exposure to 24-hour news coverage.

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3:35 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Sen. Paul: Fiscal Cliff Deal Likely To Include Tax Increases

Sen. Rand Paul
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky’s Jr. Senator Rand Paul is joining a growing group of Republicans who say they anticipate a deal to avoid the so-called Fiscal Cliff will include higher taxes on the top two percent of earners.

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3:50 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

UK Officer Dismissed Over Dorm Room Confrontation

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A University of Kentucky police offer has been fired for violating a university policy forbidding inappropriate contact with a student.

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3:40 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Survivors Remember Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Survivor John Toy chats with a visitor at the annual Pearl Harbor gathering.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. -Friday marks the 71st anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. December 7 still brings back particularly vivid memories for a small group of Kentuckians who gather every year to remember the “day which will live in infamy.”

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2:19 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Southworth Attorneys Raise Concerns About Evidence

Credit WLEX

LEXINGTON, Ky. - New questions are being raised in the case of Donald Southworth, a man convicted of beating his wife to death in 2010.

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12:35 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Angel Tree Demand Still Up

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Organizers with the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program say demand is still high this year as the deadline approaches.

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3:53 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

STEAM Academy Taking Applications For First Class

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s STEAM Academy, slated to open in August 2013, is now accepting applications. The collaboration between Fayette County Public Schools and UK will provide personalized instruction, internships, and college credit opportunities for students.

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