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
1:53 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Now Part Of Schools' Anti-Discrimination Policy

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Fayette County School Board has made what one advocacy group calls a "bold statement" by expanding the district's non-discrimination policy to include gender identity and sexual orientation.

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UK Perspectives
10:35 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Get The Dirt On The Kentucky National Guard Bluegrass Mud Run

This week, Lt. Colonel Jason Cummins, head of the UK Army ROTC program, dishes the dirt about the inaugural Kentucky National Guard Bluegrass Mud Run. 

Local/Regional News
4:01 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Kentucky Lawmakers, Police React To Colorado Shooting

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky lawmakers are reacting to this morning’s mass shooting in a crowded Aurora, Colorado movie theater during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

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Local/Regional News
2:50 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Unchanged Jobless Rate A "Good Sign" According To Economist

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky’s jobless rate has held steady at 8.2 percent for a second month.

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Local/Regional News
3:19 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Chamber Of Commerce Assesses State Business Climate

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released a broad snapshot of Kentucky’s business climate and prospects for job growth. Hear the story and Josh James' complete interview with Chamber CEO Dave Adkisson.

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Local/Regional News
12:04 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Double Crossover Diamond Recognized For Innovation

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s double-crossover diamond on Harrodsburg Road has won an America’s Transportation Award. The interchange has decreased congestion since it opened last fall.

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Local/Regional News
1:53 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

E.C. Million Park Incident Sparks Protest

Cheri Chenault and Destiny Keith

RICHMOND, Ky. - The ejection of a young lesbian couple from a Richmond park has reignited calls for a local Fairness Ordinance. Concerned citizens plan to rally Wednesday night in front of Richmond city hall.

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WUKY Events
3:10 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

LISTEN: An Interview With The Capitol Steps' Elaina Newport And Order Tickets

Hear an exclusive interview with Elaina Newport, a founding member of The Capitol Steps, and watch a retrospective below.

Like what you see and hear? WUKY presents the Capitol Steps live at UK's Singletary Center for the Arts October 21 at 7 PM.

Local/Regional News
2:29 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Lexington History Museum Looks For New Home

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington History Museum Board of Trustees meets Monday to consider a new temporary home for the museum, which was closed to the public last week due to concerns about deteriorating lead paint. Museum officials want to maintain a visible presence in the neighborhood.

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Local/Regional News
3:51 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Lexington Fairness To Take A Leading Role In Bullying Prevention

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As one Central Kentucky community struggles with fairness issues, an effort is underway in Lexington to equip school staff, youth groups, and others with more resources to help prevent bullying in schools.

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