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

This week on The Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Chris Bollinger, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in UK's Gatton School of Business, discuss the tax overhaul plan GOP lawmakers sent to Governor Bevin in the waning days of the Legislative Session.

Theresa Stanley - Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington managing editor Tom Wilmes discuss the recent groundbreaking of a LaRosa's Pizza - Skyline Chili tandem operation on Richmond Road, plus some major changes coming to the National Avenue Corridor, and a preview of the new and expanded Marikka's on Southland Drive.

Lane Report

Last week President Trump made good on his promise to impose tariff hikes on imported steel and aluminum and now economists are speculating that some countries will retaliate with higher duties on American products like Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Kentucky Bourbon.  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss how the state's steel, aluminum, and bourbon sectors could be affected.

UK Now

This Sunday will be a historic day for the city of Frankfort.  Around one o’clock in the afternoon the Capital Plaza Tower will be reduced to rubble.  Dr. Doug Boyd, the director of the Nunn Center for Oral Histories in the UK Libraries has a personal interest in the event because he wrote about the community and people who were displaced to make room for the tower's construction in the 1960's.  Boyd, whom you might know from our ongoing series Saving Stories, is the author of Crawfish Bottom, Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community.

UK Athletics

Millions of dollars flow through the Rupp Arena corridor and this week there's news that might affect that stream.  WUKY's Alan Lytle discusses the latest developments with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes.

Karyn Czar

In this week's Capital Chat with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock we preview two upcoming legislative special elections and whether anything larger can be read into their outcomes.  There's also news about voter registration and party affiliation, and Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District Race is garnering a great deal of national attention.

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The Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and as part of our observance of Black History Month WUKY's Alan Lytle recently sat down with PG Peeples, the long-time executive director of the non-profit.  In this 30 minute conversation PG talks about the early days of the agency, including coordinating with President Nixon's Secret Service for the 1971 memorial service of National Chapter President Whitney Young.  He also discusses some of the major accomplishments of the organization over its first half century.

Economists Projecting A Slowdown In 2018

Feb 12, 2018
UK Now

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss the big takeaway from the annual Kentucky Economic Outlook Conference.  Hint: It'll be more brake tapping than pedal to the metal.

With Uncertain Timetable For Pension Fix What Other Bills Are On The Fast Track?

Jan 22, 2018
Legislative Research Commission

Last week Senate President Robert Stivers told reporters he couldn't give them a timetable for a public pension overhaul bill but other measures are gaining momentum in the session.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock about some legislation that appears on the fast track to the governor's desk.

Keeneland conducted another successful Horses of All Ages sale earlier this month.  Any major trends to look out for?  We put that and other questions to the Paulick Report's Natalie Voss who covered the event for Business Lexington.  She says there was quite a buzz about the progeny of a certain recent Triple Crown winner.