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
3:29 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Legends Go To Bat For Local Charities

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Legends handed out checks to a wide range of charities and other organizations Tuesday as part of an annual ceremony at the Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

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Rock & Roots
12:29 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Matthew Ryan Live At WUKY

Singer/songwriter Matthew Ryan dropped by WUKY and performed "She's a Sparrow" from his latest record, In the Dusk of Everything. Watch the video below.


Local/Regional News
2:51 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Barr Hopes For Temporary "Bridge" Over Fiscal Cliff

LEXINGTON, Ky. - 6th District Congressman-Elect Andy Barr says he’ll take get serious when it comes to cutting spending as Congress deals with the so-called Fiscal Cliff, but action needs to be taken in the lame duck session. 

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Local/Regional News
2:40 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Event To Simulate Homelessness For Participants

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The problem of homelessness in Lexington grabbed headlines back in July when Mayor Jim Gray announced plans to form a Homelessness Commission. Students and other volunteers are hoping to keep the issue front and center this week.

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Local/Regional News
3:58 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

New Government Transparency Effort Announced

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Officials in Lexington are touting an improved online data transparency system that will give citizens a more fine-grained picture of city government.

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Local/Regional News
1:52 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Incoming Council Members Face Steep Learning Curve

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A third of the seats in Lexington’s Urban County Council will be occupied by new members next year. Vice Mayor Linda Gorton says getting them up to speed can be a challenge.

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Local/Regional News
1:47 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Veterans Appreciation Week Brings With It A Variety Of Events

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A wide variety of events honoring veterans are taking place this week in Lexington and across the state.

Veterans are being recognized for their service in a number of ceremonies, meals, and gatherings around town. On Thursday, Lexington VA Medical Center Director DeWayne Hamlin will speak to guests at Fasig-Tipton. Tom Baker, Bluegrass Military Affairs Coalition chair, says veterans are encouraged to attend an event at Henry Clay High School on Friday.

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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Barr Pledges Accessibility, Chandler Leaves Political Future Open

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky’s 6th District Congressional Representative Ben Chandler failed to fend off a second challenge from GOP opponent Andy Barr Tuesday night.

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Local/Regional News
1:00 am
Tue November 6, 2012

UK Cuts To Be Reduced

Eli Capilouto addresses faculty, staff, and students
Credit Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced Monday that budget reductions for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year are being pared back. The president made the comments at a forum for faculty, staff, and students.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

In-Depth: Recapping The Contentious 6th District Congressional Race

Congressman Ben Chandler, Lexington attorney Andy Barr, and Indepedent Randolph Vance

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tuesday voters will weigh in one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the state, the 6th District contest with Congressman Ben Chandler, GOP challenger Andy Barr, and independent Randolph Vance.

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