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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Live Music
12:07 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Experience SXSW 2014 Live

Watch and listen to live coverage of SWSX courtesy of NPR.

The lineup includes a Showcase video webcast with St. Vincent, Damon Albarn, and more, the keynote webcast, a preview show from All Songs Considered, and five nightly podcast reports from the ASC team!

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Specials
11:50 am
Fri March 7, 2014

SXSW 2014 NPR Coverage

Local/Regional News
10:07 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Kentucky Smoking Ban Bill Is Dead, Sponsor Says

Democratic Representative Susan Westrom of Lexington remains hopeful that smoke-free legislation will eventually pass the General Assembly.
Credit photo provided

A contentious bill that would enact a statewide ban on smoking in shared public spaces and places of employment is dead, the sponsor says.

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Local/Regional News
4:40 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

State Rep. Introduces Hotel Tax Bill As Potential Revenue Generator For Rupp Project

Credit Business Lexington

State Rep. Jesse Crenshaw says Lexington should be allowed to raise taxes on hotel rooms to help fund the proposed renovation of Rupp Arena.

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Local/Regional News
4:35 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Runner Makes Long Trek To Frankfort For Domestic Violence Bill

Josh Nadzam ran from Lexington to Frankfort Thursday in support of domestic violence protections for unmarried couples.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

A former UK track runner brought his message of support for dating violence protection legislation from Lexington to Frankfort Thursday – on foot.

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Local/Regional News
4:24 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Dogfighting Measure Advances To House

Frodo, a pit bull mix used as "bait dog," was rescued last summer by The Arrow Fund.
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A bill that would make it a felony to own dogs for the purpose of fighting them has emerged from a state House committee.

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Local/Regional News
4:16 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Edelen: Politics Are To Blame For Stalled Cyber Security Bill

A cyber security bill that won overwhelming approval in the House this session has stalled in the Senate.

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Local/Regional News
3:56 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Fairness Legislation Receives First Ever Hearing

The Kentucky House Judiciary Committee made history Wednesday by hearing discussion of a statewide fairness law.

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Local/Regional News
3:42 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Marchers Keep Memory Of 1964 Civil Rights Event Alive

Hundreds gather for the 50th anniversary of the March on Frankfort
Josh James WUKY

Hundreds gathered at the foot of the Capitol in Frankfort Wednesday to pay tribute to civil rights activists who braved the cold 50 years ago.

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Local/Regional News
12:39 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Officials Warn Of New Enhanced Heroin

Lexington emergency officials say they’re concerned that more fatal forms of heroin may gain a foothold in the city.

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