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
2:00 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Back To School Rallies Come To Lexington Neighborhoods

With about two weeks left of summer vacation, Fayette County public school students are gearing up for the new school year. For the seventh year in a row, nearly 20 Lexington neighborhoods will be hosting back-to-school rallies.

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Local/Regional News
11:51 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Email With Joker Image Lands UK Student In Court

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A senior political science major at the University of Kentucky pleaded not guilty to charges of terroristic threatening Thursday. The student allegedly emailed UK associate vice president Terry Allen an image of the Joker from The Dark Knight.

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Local/Regional News
11:58 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Beshear Makes New Appointments To UK Board Of Trustees

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two new faces will soon be joining the University of Kentucky’s Board of Trustees. Governor Steve Beshear made the appointments Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
11:49 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Kentucky Not Immune To Whooping Cough Outbreak

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky is among the states contributing to a nationwide rise in the cases of whooping cough. Health officials are urging parents not to put off vaccinating their children.

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Local/Regional News
1:00 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Child Well-Being Report Ranks Kentucky In Bottom 15 States

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 Kids Count data book, a national report card ranking child well-being released Wednesday, placed Kentucky in the bottom fifteen states. But there are positive trends as well.

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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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