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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Kentucky Governor's Office

The Beshear administration is highlighting Black contributions to horseracing and spotlighting a group that aims to mentor the next generation of African-American talent in the industry.

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A major COVID-19 outbreak in a Kentucky nursing home included 22 cases in people who had already been vaccinated, but health experts say the data still demonstrate the efficacy of the vaccines.

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Lexington is preparing to fund a second round of aid for small businesses affected by the pandemic, but the city's Urban County Council is being cautious with the amount.

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The University of Kentucky is not planning on requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students in the fall. For now, school officials say they're pleased with the progress on vaccinations.

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More than 300 people have died from COVID-19 in Lexington as the city enters the second year of the pandemic.

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The nationwide pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines could be lifted this week, according to the nation's top infectious disease expert.

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Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton says the city is making headway on the recommendations produced by her Commission on Racial Justice & Equality.

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One more time... in person? Fayette County students can apply to retake classes affected by the pandemic, but the due date is fast approaching.

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Black faith leaders in Lexington are renewing calls for action on a number of issues, from banning no-knock warrants to choosing a new superintendent.

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With the pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines grabbing headlines, experts worry that the news could complicate efforts to convince those who are on the fence about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.