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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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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Local/Regional News
1:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

UK Realizes Millions In Energy Savings

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An energy savings program at the University of Kentucky has slashed costs by $2.4 million dollars a year and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 23,291 tons. The upgrades are part of a wider effort to reduce energy usage on campus.

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Local/Regional News
2:57 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Police Ready For Black Friday Rush

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington police are bracing for Black Friday and taking extra precautions to make sure the shopping season goes as smoothly as possible.

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Local/Regional News
9:40 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Mayor Jim Gray Confirms 2014 Reelection Bid

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington Mayor Jim Gray plans to seek reelection in 2014. The mayor made it official at a gathering downtown Tuesday night.

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Local/Regional News
2:10 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Kentucky National Guard Recruiting Up

FRANKFORT, Ky. - For the ninth year running, the Kentucky National Guard has met its recruiting goals. This year’s numbers were higher than originally expected.

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Local/Regional News
7:10 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Republican Senate President Hopeful Strikes Bipartisan Note At Press Conference

Credit Senate President Robert Stivers -- photo by Kentucky LRC

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Monday’s press conference in Lexington announcing the launch of a new campaign to curb meth saw two political rivals standing side by side. Observers are wondering aloud if the unlikely photo op could signal a new opportunity for cooperation in Frankfort.

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Local/Regional News
7:02 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Campaign To Target "Smurfers"

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Customers waiting in the pharmacy lines across the state will soon see a new warning posted on the walls.

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