Josh James

Reporter / Webmaster

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now 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 numerous awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Reporter in 2014 and 2016. An avid music fan raised on British Invasion rock, Josh also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays. He currently serves as a station reporter and webmaster.

When he's off duty, Josh enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.

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Ky. House Passes Budget

May 26, 2010

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – A new biennial state budget is on its way to the Kentucky Senate. The House voted 94-4 for a compromise spending plan that cuts most state agency spending by 1.5 percent the first year, and one percent the second.

Former House budget chairman Harry Moberly voted yes, but lashed out Gov. Beshear for not taking a stronger stand on the version of the budget approved by the House during the regular session.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Richmond Rep. Harry Moberly wants Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to add charter schools to the agenda of the special session on the budget. On the session's first day, Moberly introduced a bill to that effect.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – The 2nd legislative session of 2010 is off and running. Senate president David Williams sees no big problems with the Governor's compromise spending plan. Hoping to conclude the session before week's end, Williams says both chambers are working quickly on the budget."

"If we advance it forward it will show the intent of the senate to pass that bill without getting into any kind of situation that would be confrontational or disagreeable," said Williams.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Gov. Steve Beshear says he's concerned about recent comments made by Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul about the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Paul initially questioned the federal government's right to impose discrimination guidelines on private businesses. He later revised his comments, clarifying his opposition to all forms of racism. But the answers don't satisfy Gov. Beshear.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul delivered brief remarks Saturday to several hundred people at a Republican Party of Kentucky unity rally in Frankfort.

Paul, who defeated Secretary of State Trey Grayson in Tuesday's primary, warned the crowd a day of reckoning is coming if the United States government continues to run up debt.

Lexington, KY – Commentator Georgia Green Stamper with a humorous essay about technological "minefields" in public bathrooms.

Lexington, KY – Commentator Georgia Green Stamper ruminates on when's the best time to unwrap presents.

A Christmas Eve Memory

Dec 14, 2009

Lexington, KY – Commentator Georgia Green Stamper shares vivid Christmas memories from her Kentucky childhood.

Lexington, KY – Everybody's got a funny or horrifying summer vacation story. Commentator Georgia Green Stamper shares hers.

Lexington, KY – Commentator Georgia Green Stamper shares this life lesson particularly for potential homebuyers who are contemplating investing in the proverbial "fixer-upper". She says there's more to it than just re-sale value.