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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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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UK Perspectives
10:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

A New Direction For Student Housing

Artist's Conception of Dorm Courtyard (Click Image for Slideshow)

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week on UK Perspectives, President Capilouto discusses an innovative public/private partnership that promises to change the way student housing is financed and constructed on our campus.

Local/Regional News
4:30 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Hands On Originals T-Shirt Decision Generates Controversy

Lexington Pride Festival Logo
glso.org

At a time when the shirt sales are big business, one Lexington t-shirt maker is operating under fire after turning down an offer to print shirts for the city’s summer Gay Pride festival. The controversy has drawn in city leaders, the University of Kentucky, and Fayette County Public Schools.

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Local/Regional News
3:46 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

UK Board Of Trustees Considers New Evaluation Process For President

Portrait of UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto
uky.edu

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky president Eli Capilouto has outlined an ambitious plan to improve UK’s undergraduate experience and upgrade many of the campus’ outdated facilities. Now UK’s Board of Trustees is considering revamping their framework for evaluating the president’s job performance. 

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Local/Regional News
3:02 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Group Continues Push For Affordable Housing Trust Fund

BUILD Logo
progresslex.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A group that supports the creation of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund is rallying tonight in Lexington. The organization hopes to sway city leaders to get behind the idea.

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WUKY Arts & Events
1:16 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

One Book One Bluegrass 2012

One Book One Bluegrass Logo
lexpublib.org

WUKY is sponsoring One Book One Bluegrass, a community reading program that encourages everyone in Central Kentucky to read and discuss the same book. This year's selection is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. One Book One Bluegrass is a collaboration between the public libraries in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Madison, Nicholas, Scott, and Woodford counties. See the video below for more information.

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