Alan Lytle

News Director

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree  in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.

Lytle has served as WUKY News Director since 2002 and is the recipient of numerous Associated Press, CASE, and Communicator awards. He took home AP's Best Radio Anchor award in 2016. When not covering news, Lytle enjoys cheering on the Wildcats (and Bearcats) and tooling Lexington's streets and backroads in his snazzy 2011 Nissan Juke. He recently earned a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky.

Ways to Connect

Josh James

Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette has been keeping her eye on a number of competitve Kentucky Senate races this fall.  She has a number of surprising insights and shares them with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

UK Athletics

The Kentucky Wildcats look to remain unbeaten but to do that they’re going to have to take down the Mississippi State Bulldogs this Saturday night in Kroger Field.  MSU is a top 15 team so the Wildcats could vault into the top 25 if they pull off the upset.  One way to do that is to limit the effectiveness of dynamic quarterback Nick Fitzgerald.   WUKY's Alan Lytle gets the scouting report from LEX 18 sports anchor Keith Farmer.

UK Athletics

What does a football team do in the aftermath of making history?  Last week this Kentucky Wildcats team did just that; ending the 31 year losing streak to the Florida Gators in Gainesville.  WUKY's Alan Lytle and LEX 18 sports anchor Keith Farmer talk about the big victory and the scouting report on this weekend’s opponent the Murray State Racers.

Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes discusses the latest business news headlines with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

UK Athletics

What do the Reagan Administration, Top Gun, L.A. Law, Steve Winwood’s "Higher Love," the Challenger and Chernobyl disasters and Hands Across America have in common?  They all spent time in the headlines in calendar year 1986; coincidentally that was also the last year the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the University of Florida in a college football game.  So the big question on everybody’s minds is will this be the year that the streak comes to an end?  WUKY's Alan Lytle gets the Scouting Report from LEX 18 sports anchor Keith Farmer.

Japan-America Society of Kentucky

Downtown Lexington’s courthouse plaza will be transformed into a sea of Japanese culture, music, and food this Saturday as the city host’s the 10th annual Japan Festival. The event sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Kentucky is meant to celebrate the best of the Land of the Rising Sun.

It's the final week of the Family Fun Guide we thought who better to talk to than the person who was our first featured guest way back in June?  Mary Quinn Ramer the President of VisitLex joins WUKY's Alan Lytle to talk about the fall festival season and other fun activities to enjoy in the coming weeks and months.

Bluegrass Small Business Development Center

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Shawn Rogers, director of the Bluegrass Small Business Development Center at the University of Kentucky.   The center provides one-on-one consultations at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in Central Kentucky.  The Bluegrass SBDC is holding a Smart Startup workshop on Tuesday August 28th.

Photo by Reggie Beehner - Business Lexington

We talk top business headlines with Tom Wilmes, editor of Business Lexington.  This week a conversation about West Sixth Brewing's farm in Franklin County, the Breeders' Cup coming back to Keeneland in 2020 and a recap of the Crave Food and Music Festival.

Alan Lytle

Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes is back to give details on two major projects happening in downtown Lexington.