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
3:06 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

I DO Program Means To Keep Lexington Youth Off The Streets

Mayor Gray Speaks About the I DO Program
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - City officials are touting the work of a new program created to identify activities for area youth, get them involved, and keep them out of trouble.

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Local/Regional News
5:02 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Primary Voter Turnout Underwhelming

Glendover and Zandale District Voting Location
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Ten to twelve percent – it appears that prediction of statewide voter turnout from the Secretary of State’s office for today’s primary may actually turn out to be too optimistic.

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Local/Regional News
4:53 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Legacy Trail Fitted With "Fix It" Stations

"Fix It" Station at YMCA on Loudon Avenue
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Legacy Bike Trail added three new features today – in the form of “Fix It” stations donated by Pedal the Planet. The stations, which are built to handle most bike models, include tools to inflate flat tires, tighten handlebars, and adjust brakes.

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UK Perspectives
2:18 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

UK Graduate Student Discusses Fulbright Grant

Amanda Gatewood, a 2006 UK Graduate and an epidemiologist for the Kentucky Department of Public Health, recently received a Fulbright Grant to study early childhood development in Kyrgyzstan. She discusses her project and plans for the future with host Tom Godell. 

Support WUKY
1:00 am
Sat May 19, 2012

Support Two Great Causes At Once During WUKY's Summer Pledge Drive

WUKY has forged an incredi-ble partnership with Central Kentucky's IncrediPet and Woodford Humane Society.  During this week long drive (June 2 - 6), IncrediPet has graciously offered to provide Woodford Humane Society with $100 of much needed pet products for every $1,000 we raise.

We're also offering a pet membership for all of our listeners.

PLEDGE NOW and you're supporting the public radio station you love, but helping pets in need.  You can support two great causes with one special pledge. And while you're at it, meet the WUKY staff and their furry friends below!

Local/Regional News
3:00 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Community Inn Permit Decision Delayed

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The fate of Lexington’s Community Inn remains undecided after the Board of Adjustment voted to postpone consideration of the Winchester Road homeless shelter’s conditional-use permit. 

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UK Perspectives
4:15 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In January a ribbon cutting was held for the first prototype of the University’s Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences (HBEER) initiative. President Capilouto considers this to be one of UK’s most significant accomplishments in the last year. David Biagi, Director of the School of Architecture, provides an update. For a tour of the prototype, see http://www.research.uky.edu/reveal/hbeer_1.shtml

Local/Regional News
11:54 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Report Urges Closer Cooperation Between UK, Neighborhoods, And City

UK Dorm

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A $45-thousand dollar study conducted by Omar Blaik, an expert on town-and-gown issues, says the placement of the University of Kentucky’s new student housing developments is vital to creating a “campus community."

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Events
2:52 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Summer Classic Movie Series

All showings will take place at the Kentucky Theatre.

May 30: Charade (1963) 

June 6: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

June 13: Johnny Guitar (1954) 

June 20: Ghostbusters (1984) 

June 27: Annie Hall (1977) 

July 4: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 

July 11: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) 

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Local/Regional News
2:30 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

UK Markey Cancer Center Awarded $6 Million Dollar Grant

Jennifer Bradley, explaining her poster on Jin Shin Jyutsu
Josh James

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center will be receiving a $6 million dollar grant to investigate a disorder sometimes caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The announcement was made at the annual Markey Cancer Research Day.

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