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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Rock & Roots
11:58 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Cory Chisel Live At WUKY

Cory Chisel and Adriel Harris (aka Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons) brought their Americana and folk sounds to WUKY on the tail end of their tour promoting Old Believers. Hear the complete interview with Josh James and watch video of Chisel's live performance of "I've Been Accused" below.


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Local/Regional News
1:18 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Bigger, Un-Deadlier Thriller Parade Planned For Lexington

Thousands of people are expected to take over downtown Lexington with the 11th annual Thriller Parade Sunday October 28th.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lexington’s 11th annual Thriller reenactment takes over downtown this Sunday. As Josh James reports, organizers expect another record crowd.

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Local/Regional News
4:16 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Science Without Borders Program Links UK And Brazil

The Brazillian flag.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky has reached out to China over the past couple years with the launching of its Confucius Institute in 2010 and, more recently, a visit from UK President Eli Capilouto, but as Josh James reports, another partnership is taking root between UK and a country far south of the U.S.

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Local/Regional News
12:57 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Health Department Performing Door-To-Door Survey

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Officials at the Fayette County Health Department want to know how knowledgeable residents are about hazards in their homes, so the agency will soon be conducting a survey.

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Local/Regional News
12:16 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Survey Shows Substantial Arts Impact In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Officials released the results of a study detailing the impact of arts in Lexington and 181 other communities across the country Friday. The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study gives cities a picture of how well the arts community is weathering the challenging economy.

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Local/Regional News
4:13 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Academy Gaining Steam Thanks To Gates Grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fayette County’s STEAM Academy, which will focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math, has received recognition as an innovative school model by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Support WUKY
12:52 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Stand With 170 Million Americans For Public Broadcasting

With election season upon us, it is more crucial than ever that the voices of the American people be heard! 


Every month over 170 million Americans use public media – through 368 public television stations, 934 public radio stations,  hundreds of online services, education services, and in-person events and activities.  Be a part of 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting. HELP US tell Congress that public broadcasting is too important to cut its funding.

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Local/Regional News
3:26 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

21c Hotel Could Have Complete Funding By November

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The 21c Museum Hotel project downtown now has a $1 million dollar loan from the city behind it, but the Urban County Government has more work ahead of it before the project can be realized.  

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UK Perspectives
4:31 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

UK Perspectives: College Of Dentistry Celebrates Milestone

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Beginning Friday, October 26th, the UK College of Dentistry celebrates its 50th anniversary. We discuss the history and future of the college with Dean Dr. Sharon Turner.

Local/Regional News
3:58 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Food Requests At Record Highs At God's Pantry

Basket Brigade at God's Pantry

LEXINGTON, Ky. - While some sectors of the economy are showing signs of growth, organizations providing food for low-income residents in Lexington are still seeing high demand.

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