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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The University of Kentucky says it has successfully completed a test run of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine ordering and receiving process, which it expects to launch in mid-December.

"We're excited about the opportunity to start to have the beginning of the end, if you will, of COVID," said UK President of Health Affairs Dr. Mark Newman. "It's still a ways to go, but we're excited about this phase."

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The University of Kentucky and Baptist Health Lexington will be among the first facilities receiving doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the commonwealth.

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Kentucky's leading Senate Republican is calling for the state to halt its contract with contact tracers as the pandemic surges past the system's capacity.

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Kentucky began December with its single deadliest day in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in Kentucky are taking shape, with the first shipments expected in December.

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Gov. Andy Beshear is waving away a federal lawsuit claiming his latest virus-related orders dealing with home gatherings amount to "criminalizing family dinners" at Thanksgiving.

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A new PBS documentary reveals more about Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell's involvement in securing a Supreme Court nomination for Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

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In his final live briefing before Thanksgiving, Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians to heed the advice of experts regarding the nationwide COVID-19 surge and limit holiday gatherings as much as possible.

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As coronavirus infections intensify across the country, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is warning that the commonwealth can't rely on out-of-state help with hospital staffing.

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Lexington's public transportation system is scaling back capacity in the wake of new coronavirus restrictions announced by the governor this week.