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Josh James

Political Reporter

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, including Best News Coverage from the Kentucky Broadcasters Association in 2019 and Best Radio Reporter in 2014 and 2016 from the Kentucky Associated Press. 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 the station's chief political reporter and webmaster.

When he's off duty, Josh enjoys meditation, spending way too much on his vinyl collection, and watching bad horror movies with his cat, Rufus.