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
4:26 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Prescription Drug Case A First For Eastern Kentucky

Pilll Bottle
http://bayazidt.wordpress.com

LONDON, Ky. - A case in Breathitt County marks the first prosecution in Kentucky’s Eastern District charging a person with causing a death by distributing prescription medication. 

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Local/Regional News
4:18 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Donors And Recipients Observe Donate Life Month

Donors and recipients gather for Donate Life Month
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Organ and tissue donors and recipients gathered with doctors and nurses with UK Healthcare to recognize a special month on their calendars. 

A new flag flies below the stars and stripes in front of UK Chandler Hospital. It reads “Donate Life,” highlighting April status as Donate Life Month, an effort to bolster organ donor registries across the country. More than 800 Kentucky residents are on waiting lists for life-saving organs. Teresa Schladt was lucky enough to receive a liver five years ago.

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Local/Regional News
12:48 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Large Masterson Station Playground Opens

New "Destination" Park at Masterson Station
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kids and families eager for some fun in the sun this summer will have a large new playground at Masterson Station Park to visit. 

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Arts & Music
3:01 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

WUKY Celebrates Public Radio Music Month

npr.org

April is Public Radio Music Month at WUKY. Find out how you can become a guest DJ!

• We’re celebrating with live studio performances and concerts

• Enter our guest DJ contest on Twitter or Facebook. Simply tell us why you want to be a DJ. 

• Watch archive in studio performances by Shemekia Copeland, Solomon Burke, Suzanne Vega and more at WUKY dot org

• Follow @PubRadioMusic on Twitter for new live shows and music streams

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Local/Regional News
3:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Lexington Sanitation Workers Press For Union Rights

Martin Luther King, Jr. marches with sanitation workers in Memphis, 1968
workers.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. - On the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., who was killed in Memphis while campaigning for the rights of sanitation workers to unionize, Lexington’s sanitation workers are asking for the city to recognize their right to form a union.

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Sports
6:18 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Cat Fans Flock To Rupp Arena For Celebration

Fans welcome the Wildcats home
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK Wildcat fans showed no signs of slowing down Tuesday afternoon, as thousands welcomed home their NCAA champions with a sea of blue. 

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UK Perspectives
4:39 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

National Poetry Month

UK Main Building
uky.edu

We celebrate National Poetry month via a conversation and poetry reading by two students of Frank X Walker, Hope Johnson and Emily Strange. 

Local/Regional News
3:52 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Police Gear Up For The Big Game

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington police will be stepping up patrols in anticipation of tonight’s NCAA championship game. But the department is staying tight-lipped about its plans.

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Local/Regional News
6:00 am
Mon April 2, 2012

One Book One Bluegrass Picks Bill Bryson's "A Walk In The Woods"

A Walk In The Woods By Bill Bryson
lexpublib.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A community project meant to bring together Central Kentucky readers runs through April. One Book One Bluegrass will feature A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.

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WUKY In Depth
7:30 am
Sat March 31, 2012

In Depth: Basketball As Religion

Basketball About To Score
quezi.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s often said that basketball is a religion in Kentucky. What might that mean for the historic matchup this Saturday between the Cats and Cards tonight? 

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