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.

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UK Athletics

He played for two legendary basketball coaches, won a national title and several NBA championships, but a recent oral history interview with the late Frank Ramsey reveals much more about his life and legacy.  WUKY's Alan Lytle and Nunn Center Director Dr. Doug Boyd talk about the Kentucky native who came to be known as the ultimate sixth man.

Lexington Lion's Club

After a sizzling opening weekend the Lexington Lion's Club Bluegrass Fair begins a full week of family fun in Masterston Station Park.  We talk with Fair PR spokesman Rob Bolson about this year's entertainment.

Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss the economic impacts of the European Union's 25% tariff increase on Kentucky bourbon as well as last week's US Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for the Commonwealth to collect taxes on internet sales.

Commerce Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Commerce Lexington Board Chair Karen Hill about the organization's recent leadership visit to Boise, Idaho.

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Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock has been following the money that Lexington's mayoral candidates have been raising for their respective campaigns.  She talks about her findings with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

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The Kentucky Horse Park has unveiled a statue of a horse that became a hero during the Korean War.  WUKY's Alan Lytle was on hand for Saturday's dedication and he files this report.

Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes discuss the fate of a 45 year staple of Lexington's restaurant scene, the new advisory board for the Town Branch Project, plus the latest phase of Lexington's quest to become the largest gigabit city in the U.S.

UK HealthCare

Families with patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kentucky Children’s Hospital are making use of a new welcoming center.  KCH unveiled the new Makenna Foundation Welcome Center at a press event earlier today.  It replaces the previous space which was established thirty years ago.

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Hundreds of clinicians and researchers from across the Commonwealth and the country are in Lexington Friday for a conference on the Opioid Crisis in Kentucky.  It’s being presented by the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science.  WUKY's Alan Lytle spoke with center director Dr. Philip A. Kern, and Conference Chair, Dr. Sharon Walsh, director of the UK Center on Drug and Alcohol Research.

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We are in the midst of the veto period; that time when the governor looks over bills passed by the General Assembly and decides to either sign them, veto them, or let them become law without his signature.  Late last week WUKY's Alan Lytle spoke with the Kentucky Gazette's Laura Cullen Glasscock about the process and what we might expect to see between now and the final two days of the legislative session.