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
2:13 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Horse Owners And Cattle Farmers Start Rebuilding Process

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Horse owners and cattle farmers are busy rebuilding barns and fences after the wave of storms that tore through the Bluegrass last Friday. Several organizations are coordinating to help.    

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Local/Regional News
3:03 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Council To Weigh Scrap Metal Ordinance

Scrapinasnapshot.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - According to the Lexington Police Department, metal thefts account for more than $6 million dollars in damage in Fayette County since late 2010. Now two measures are currently making their way through local and state government that would tighten restrictions on buyers and sellers.

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Tonic Archive
1:25 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Podcast Pre-Roll

UK Perspectives
1:20 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

UK's Institute for Workplace Innovation

UK’s Institute for Workplace Innovation (or iWin) recently compiled a report on what 23 Kentucky organizations do to contribute to the establishment of a healthy workforce. We discuss the report with iWin’s Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Swanberg.

  

Local/Regional News
12:25 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Appalachian Disaster Relief Team Coordinates Volunteers To Aid Hard Hit Region

Christian Appalachian Project

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Among the organizations mobilizing in Eastern Kentucky in the wake of Friday’s storms is the Christian Appalachian Project.

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Breaking
4:46 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Tornado Warning Issued for Fayette County Until 5:15 PM EST

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Fayette, Jessamine, and Woodford counties until 5:15 PM EST.

Local/Regional News
11:06 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Latest Severe Weather Updates Blog

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Fayette County through 9 PM EST.

Get the latest forecast and weather information for Lexington, KY from the National Weather Service.

Updates below.

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Local/Regional News
8:01 am
Fri March 2, 2012

UK Students Gear Up For Dance Blue

Kentucky School News and Commentary

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky students are preparing for their largest philanthropic event of the year this weekend.

Students tape posters to the railings, paint displays, and ready the stage for Dance Blue, an event that began in 2006 and has since grown into a massive undertaking.

"It's an incredible thing to see. It's really one of those things you can't describe with words," says Clay Stanley, 2012 Dance Blue chair.

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Local/Regional News
12:33 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Pilot Program Aims To Ease Transition For Incarcerated Domestic Abuse Victims

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Reentry into society for incarcerated women who are also victims of domestic violence often presents a unique set of challenges. A new collaborative effort in Lexington and Louisville is looking to address those needs with volunteer coaches.

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Local/Regional News
1:55 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day

Josh James WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - If Lexington’s IHOP seems busier than usual today, it’s thanks to an event known as National Pancake Day. The fundraiser attracts customers with a free short stack of pancakes and collects donations for the Children’s Miracle Network.

It’s almost noon and Lexington IHOP general manager Kinney Baker is watching the customers make their way past the cashier’s desk.

"It's starting out pretty slow, so hopefully it'll pick up a little later on and we'll get a little bit busier," Baker says.

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