Dan Collins

Host / Producer

For nearly seven years, Dan's voice could be heard on radio frequencies spanning the usable range--but his only listeners were pilots. As a member of the U.S. Air Force, Dan molded his rich, velvety tone coordinating strikes via the airwaves of Iraq and Afghanistan.

A native Lexingtonian, Dan returned with his family in 2011 after honorably completing his military service. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky, then toiled with computers for a few years before seizing an opportunity to join the WUKY team. He currently hosts the Saturday morning broadcast of Weekend Edition.

Dan is a passionate storyteller and dreams to be a successful and reclusive author one day. In his free time he reads, writes, bangs on the drums, and takes adult-league soccer way too seriously.

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The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council held a press conference today to address policing in the city. WUKY's Dan Collins reports.


In this special edition of the Business Side WUKY's Dan Collins checks in with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green.  The statewide business magazine has been extensively covering the increasing number of Kentuckians now working from home thanks to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.


Spring will be here soon, and with it comes the busiest time of year for buying and selling homes. In January, The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors released a summary of figures from 2019. Now, with Q1 of 2020 nearly behind us we look to the numbers to try and make sense of an often fickle and unpredictable market.


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The future of Kentucky’s booming bourbon industry was the focus of a one-day conference as The James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits held its inaugural summit at the state’s flagship university.


WUKY’s Dan Collins talks with Andrew Malan Milward, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, about his new book, Jayhawker: On History, Home, and Basketball.

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Residents gathered last night to offer their input on the Division of Planning’s proposal for accessory dwelling units. WUKY’s Dan Collins reports.


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Hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts of all ages celebrated Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday. WUKY’s Dan Collins reports from the celebration at the Salato Wildlife Education Center.

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The International Carbon Conference is underway this week at the Lexington Convention Center. WUKY’s Dan Collins has more on what’s new in the world of Carbon.

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Fifty years ago today, the crew of the Apollo 11 blasted off for the moon, and thanks to in part to one Kentucky native—they made it there and back safely. WUKY’s Dan Collins reports.