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.

Ways to Connect

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A new poll finds the vast majority of Kentuckians trust their health care providers to supply accurate information on vaccines, but those not intending to get a COVID-19 shot also have reservations.

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A draft ordinance banning all use of no-knock warrants in Lexington was brought before city leaders Tuesday.

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Potential GOP candidate for governor Ryan Quarles says the Kentucky Derby shows the state is "ready to get back to normal."

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that Republicans are open to passing roughly $600 billion in infrastructure funding, but President Joe Biden's more expansive proposal amounts to a Democratic spending spree.

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President Biden is addressing a joint session of Congress on the eve of 100 days in office. Watch his remarks live Wednesday night at 9 PM EST.

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Enforcement of REAL ID restrictions are on hold again — this time as the federal government allows state agencies time to get back up and running after interruptions caused by the pandemic.

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As vaccinations campaigns shift their attention to younger audiences, Lexington and the Fayette County school system are bringing the shots directly to students and their families at area high schools Tuesday. And the message is also being tailored to a new demo.

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Fayette County parents and students have until this Friday night to request what's being called a "do over" or supplemental schooling for those who feel left behind after a year of remote learning. But the district's top education official reports that much-discussed "learning loss" might not be as bad as initially feared.

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With the nationwide pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine now lifted, Kentucky's top health official is reminding residents that the risk of complications remains extremely low.

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Federal Justice Department investigators will be reviewing the "patterns and practices" of Louisville Metro Police.