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
4:39 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Police Look To Educate Moped Drivers

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With unpredictable swings in fuel prices, an increasing number of high school and college students are turning to mopeds and scooters, but Officer Alvin Cook with the Lexington Police Department says some are hopping on without knowing the rules of the road and that’s translating to an increase in the number of accidents.

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Local/Regional News
3:44 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

UK President Eli Capilouto Says University Needs To Improve Communications Regarding Layoffs

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In a campus-wide email, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto apologized for any confusion resulting from the recent round of layoffs at the university. 

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WUKY In Depth
12:18 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Mondays With The Mayors - Steve Connelly, Berea

Berea Mayor Steve Connelly
kynews.org

On this week's edition of "Mondays With The Mayors" we talk with Berea Mayor Steve Connelly about hammering out the final details of his city's budget, the debate over a Fairness Ordinance, and Berea's answer to Lexington's "Legacy Trail." 

WUKY Giveaways
3:52 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Father's Day Double Giveaway

Here's how it works: On Thursday (6/14) and Friday (6/15), WUKY will be giving away 10 George Harrison DVD/CD sets - featuring the Martin Scorsese biopic George Harrison: Living in the Material World and the CD Early Takes Volume 1.

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Local/Regional News
3:45 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Urban County Council Debates Rules Regarding Raises

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An ordinance passed by the Urban County Council in 1999 meant to simplify the process by which the council receives pay raises ended up causing some confusion during budget talks Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
2:44 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Second Sunday Attracts Enthusiastic Crowd

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of Kentuckians packed the Blue Grass Airport Runway yesterday for the city’s third Second Sunday – and event that allowed visitors to bike, learn martial arts and yoga, and even enjoy chair massages while planes took off on the adjacent runway.

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Local/Regional News
4:45 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

University of Kentucky Officials Say Cuts Necessary

LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky officials are defending layoffs that will trim about 1 percent of the school’s workforce as necessary measures in a time when state funding is dropping while fixed costs in healthcare and utilities are rising.

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Local/Regional News
4:27 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Pilot Program Researches What Horses Can Teach Us

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Trainers spend countless hours teaching horses, but a pilot program underway at the University of Kentucky is finding out what horses can teach us. 

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UK Perspectives
1:18 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Commerce Lexington's San Antonio Trip

UK Vice President for University Relations Tom Harris reflects on Commerce Lexington’s recent visit to San Antonio Texas. 

Local/Regional News
2:00 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

EPA Hearing Puts Coal In The Spolight

FRANKFORT, Ky. - An EPA hearing in Frankfort on the fate of 36 coal mine permits is drawing the attention of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and environmental activists. 

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