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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"History can be so narrow in the ways that they talk about a person's life."

Angela Poe / University of Kentucky

At a Lexington conference, local and national experts are mapping out plans for a statewide bicycle and pedestrian advocacy network in Kentucky.

Josh James / WUKY

Philadelphia-based artist Karyn Olivier is putting the finishing touches on new artwork aimed at re-framing the space surrounding a controversial mural in the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall.

Josh James / WUKY

Neighborhood residents, business owners, traffic planners, architects, and even a former vice mayor offered their two cents on a 35-year, multi-million dollar proposal to rehome Lexington's government center Tuesday night.

Josh James / WUKY

Amid calls to return campaign dollars from the political action committee of embattled Congressman Chris Collins, Sixth District Rep. Andy Barr says he’s planning to donate $3,000 to a veterans’ charity.

Allison Perry / UK PR

The American Cancer Society ranks Kentucky as the worst in the nation when it comes to both cancer incidence and mortality rates, but the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center has earned its own designation in the fight to combat the diseases.

Alan Lytle / WUKY

Lexington residents looking to make Cheapside and the old Fayette County Courthouse square more inclusive public spaces are holding a series of storytelling walks. The goal is to unearth "untold and undertold" stories about the city and its past.

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul reportedly took on courier duties for President Donald Trump, delivering a letter from the commander-in-chief to Russian President Vladimir Putin during his one-man diplomatic mission overseas this week.

Barr campaign / McGrath campaign

The closely-watched race for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District seat started heating up this week with incumbent Republican Andy Barr veering negative in only his second post-primary ad.

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is sounding confident an agreement will eventually be reached on trade between the U.S. and China.