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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Gov. Andy Beshear is calling the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidance on masks "great news" and another sign that the country is closer than ever to defeating the COVID-19 virus.

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Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul debuted a new line of attack against the country's leading infectious disease expert during a hearing this week — this time dealing with the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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For over 130 years, Aunt Jemima was an American icon. But did you know she was originally portrayed by Nancy Green, a formerly enslaved Black woman from Montgomery County Kentucky?

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Kentucky is easing restrictions on drivers delivering fuel supplies to states affected by the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell is taking a leading role in Republican efforts to halt Democrats' sweeping voting rights reform package.

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Unemployment claimants in Kentucky now have another eligibility requirement to meet. Most people seeking jobless benefits must prove they are actively seeking work.

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A complete ban on "no knock" warrants is gathering steam in Lexington, but the city's mayor says she has reservations about barring the practice across the board.

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As demand for COVID-19 vaccines eases in Kentucky, the lack of lines is giving health care workers and others administering the shot more time to speak one-on-one with those who are showing up.

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Hundreds of Fayette County students are asking for another shot at the 2020 school year.

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While debates rage on in Republican circles about the validity of the 2020 presidential election and wariness over COVID-19 vaccines, the U.S. Senate's top Republican says his focus is squarely on defeating big-ticket spending items and tax increases proposed by the Biden administration.