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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Gov. Matt Bevin is defending a $215,000 raise given to the state’s chief information officer. 

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is floating the idea of subjecting high-ranking White House officials with security clearances to lie detector tests to determine which senior administrative official penned a critical opinion piece in the New York Times.

This week, Kentucky Women Writers Conference Director Julie Wrinn takes the helm in this conversation with Kentucky poet, naturalist, and folklorist Sarah McCartt-Jackson. The author's work "inspires others to connect, reflect, meditate, and act for the future of our ecosystems of all sizes: valley, prairie, forest, fern."

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The NBA, NFL, and the PGA are among the major professional sports organizations signing up to lobby the Kentucky General Assembly in 2019.

Many Kentucky drivers may be proud "Friends of Coal," but a new documentary premiering in Lexington Thursday digs into the state’s bourgeoning renewable energy movement – and the creative ways advocates are shining the spotlight on alternatives. 

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The Kavanaugh hearings are underway. Watch them live. 

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A member of the Fab Four is set to return to Lexington. 

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Detroit will celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin on Friday, August 31st. Over two dozen people -- including heads of state, a record mogul, and music legends of nearly every description -- will take the stage of the Greater Grace Temple to speak, sing and pray in honor of the gift that Franklin so readily shared with the world.

Watch it live below starting at 10 a.m. on Friday. 

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Lexington mayoral candidates Linda Gorton and Ronnie Bastin took on school safety, the urban service boundary, and even the debate over plastic straws at a 90-minute town hall Wednesday night, but disagreements were nearly non-existent. 

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Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office will move with the appropriate speed in its handling of new ethics complaints against Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, but Republicans are skeptical.