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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Specials
6:49 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Spring Pledge Drive Thank You Gifts

$120 or higher

Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International

4 CD Set

Chimes of Freedom features a stellar and diverse group of artists across the generational and musical spectrum. The performers range in age from  Miley Cyrus, 19, to folk music legend Pete Seeger, who, at 92, records Dylan's poignant "Forever Young," with a children's chorus.

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Specials
6:37 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Bonnaroo Festival Package

Pledge now and you could win a premium Bannaroo Festival package.  You’ll get a pair of special guest passes for all four days, VIP camping accommodations as well as prime seating and viewing areas.

Phillip Gall’s Outdoor and Ski in Woodhill Circle Plaza and Phillip Gall’s dot com will provide you with a premium camping package worth over $1000.  From your tent – to sleeping bags – to folding chairs. 

Plus, acclaimed Chef Jonathan Lundy of Jonathan’s at Gratz Park will prepare three gourmet meals a day for the two of you throughout the festival. 

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Local/Regional News
1:01 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Residents To Meet At Lyric Theatre Amid Neighborhood Complaints

LEXINGTON, Ky.  - A community meeting is scheduled at Lexington’s Lyric Theatre Tuesday night to give residents a chance to speak out about the kind of events they would like to see at the venue. Some African-American community members have expressed frustration with what they see as a lack of access to the refurbished facility.

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Pledge Drive
1:26 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Thank You for Pledging!

Your support will keep WUKY going strong. If you didn't get a chance to call or reach us online during the drive, you can PLEDGE HERE. And thanks again from all of us at WUKY. See the complete Listener Top 400 list here.

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Sports
12:10 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

UK Women Gearing Up For Tournament Run

After capturing the school's first SEC women's title in 30 years, Coach Matthew Mitchell's Wildcats will now prepare to defend their number one seeding in the conference tournament later this week.

With Sunday's 76-40 victory over Mississippi State, the Wildcats earned a first round bye and will take on the winner of the Auburn/Florida matchup Friday afternoon at 1 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Local/Regional News
12:01 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Program Aims To Empower Students Through Grants

41 Kentucky high schools will soon be receiving grants, but the money won’t be going to teachers or administrators. Students will be deciding how the money is spent.

The program is called Students Taking Charge, which is part of Kentucky Action for Healthy Kids. It distributes $500 grants to schools in the hopes that students will take the reins, explore projects that might improve health and nutrition, and use the funds to implement effective changes.

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WUKY Giveaways
11:58 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Win Tickets to Yonder Mountain String Band

Like us on Facebook and tell us why you want to see Yonder Mountain String Band at Buster’s Wednesday, February 29th. Give us your email address to be qualified to win tickets to the show. Yonder Mountain String Band at Buster’s Billiards and Back Room, presented by WUKY.

UK Perspectives
2:33 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

UK Opera Theatre Presents Falstaff

UK Opera Theatre’s production of Verdi’s Falstaff opens on Friday, February 24 at the Lexington Opera House. We have a conversation with director Richard Kagey, Reginald Smith Jr. (Falstaff), and Elizabeth Maury.

Local/Regional News
3:06 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Students Learn How State Budget Affects Them

University of Kentucky students were treated to a crash course on the state budget and how it affects higher education, tuition, and university policy Tuesday night.

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Events
2:14 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Bonnaroo 2012

 

 

Bonnaroo is back.

See this year's lineup.
Purchase tickets.

 

 

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