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
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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Local/Regional News
4:02 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Center Honoring Amanda Ross Opens

Diana Ross, along with Lexington Sheriff Kathy Witt and Congressman Ben Chandler, at the ribbon cutting for Amanda's Center
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A domestic violence center honoring Amanda Ross, who was killed by former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn, officially opened its doors today. Amanda’s mother, Diana, spoke movingly at a press conference Monday about her daughter’s passing and how her family hoped to turn grief into action.


"I know Amanda would be honored to become the name and the face for every victim of domestic violence. The thought that Amanda's life has made a difference lifted us up and gave us a reason to carry on," Ross said.

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Local/Regional
6:00 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Vice Presidential Contenders Clash In Danville

Supporters of both candidates wave signs at the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate at Centre College in Danville
Josh James

DANVILLE, Ky. - Danville’s Centre College played host to a feisty debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan Thursday and debate-goers weren’t shy about sharing their thoughts afterward.

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Local/Regional News
2:39 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Details Of UK HealthCare Official Departure Unclear

Former UK HealthCare CFO Sergio Melgar
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The top financial post at UK HealthCare is now vacant after the departure of former CFO Sergio Melgar. But University of Kentucky officials aren’t offering many details about the move.

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