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
2:12 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Organizers Make Final Preparations For The Governor's Derby Celebration

Derby Day Celebration Tables
governor.ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The annual Governor’s Derby Celebration is a long-running tradition and this year organizers say they anticipate ideal weather and a large turnout.

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Local/Regional News
2:15 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Bryan Station Students Garner Congressional Art Awards

"The Kentucky Catfish" by Gabriel Baczkowski
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Normally when a congressman is making the rounds in his home district, it’s a political story. Today it was anything but, as Congressman Ben Chandler congratulated three Bryan Station High School students for taking home Congressional Art awards.

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UK Perspectives
12:35 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

A Conversation with Clay Shields

We conclude our Poetry Month series with a conversation with Clay Shields, a student of Nikky Finney who is pursuing an MA in English Literature at UK.  

Local/Regional News
8:28 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Council Members Question Golf Spending

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Urban County Council continued debating the merits of the city’s subsidizing of public golf courses Tuesday. City support for the sport has become a hot button issue this budget cycle.

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Local/Regional News
8:21 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Council Could Allow Address Change Exemptions

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington city government is constantly in the process of revising street numbers in order to create safer and more uniform roadways, but an ordinance being considered by the Urban County Council could allow for some new exceptions.

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Live At WUKY
4:43 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Live @ Natasha's: Acoustic Café

WUKY will air Acoustic Café featuring Erin McKeown, Carrie Rodriguez, and Kelly Joe Phelps in two parts.

7:00 pm:  Sunday May 13th. 

8:00 pm:  Sunday May 20th.

WUKY Tech
1:15 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Try the WUKY App

Listen to WUKY anytime and anywhere by downloading our smartphone app. (Available for the iPhone, iPad and Android)

iTunes: Download here
Android: Download here

Enjoy these exciting features of the WUKY App:

Live Streaming

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Arts & Music
12:18 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

New Season of Radiolab

Check out the new season of Radiolab on WUKY. In this video, Jad Abumrad tells us more. 

 

Local/Regional News
3:45 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Lexington Fire Department Under Federal Investigation

3rd Street Fire Station in Lexington
teach.fcps.net

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s fire department is under federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for its hiring practices.

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Local/Regional News
2:51 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Citizen Crime-Fighters Honored

"Those Fazoli's Women" at the 7th Annual "Second Class Citizens" Luncheon
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Citizen crime-fighters were recognized at a special luncheon Monday as part of Crime Victims’ Rights Week. 

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