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Alan Lytle

News Director

Alan Lytle has more than 25 years of experience as a Kentucky broadcaster. Over that span he has earned multiple awards for anchoring, writing and producing news & features for WUKY. He took home the Kentucky Broadcasters Association's Best Radio Anchor award in 2021.

Lytle has served as News Director for Lexington's NPR News Station since 2002.

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan got his start volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.

Passionate about history, Lytle serves on the board of the Lexington History Museum. He obtained a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky in 2015.

  • Ahead of next week's Kentucky primary, three days of early no-excuse in person voting starts this Thursday. In this week's edition of Capitol Chat WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss a number of competitive legislative races Lexington area Republicans and Democrats will decide.
  • Podcasts
    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and we're shining the spotlight on a series of events in Lexington. HAAPI - Heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders festival kicks off Friday night May 3rd from 6 to 9 pm at Moondance Amphitheatre at Midnight Pass. Lexington Vice Mayor Dan Wu and Ellen Sam, one of the first Asians to serve in the Lexington Police Department, share their stories with history museum executive director Dr. Amanda Higgins and WUKY's Alan Lytle. They also talk about the rich and significant history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Lexington.
  • Over our 15-year collaboration with the UK Libraries’ Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, WUKY’s Saving Stories has brought you numerous Kentucky Derby themed segments featuring the likes of Eddie Arcaro, Penny Chenery, W.T. Young and Arthur B. Hancock III. This week to celebrate Derby 150, Center Director Doug Boyd and Alan Lytle continue that tradition by returning to a 2019 interview with another story by Hancock. In this part of the conversation the Stone Farm horse breeder and owner talks about how he used the Pythagorean theorem to calculate the perfect ride for eventual winner Gato Del Sol in the 1982 Kentucky Derby. Until that day no horse from the far outside had ever won the signature race. It's a similar scenario 5-2 morning line favorite Fierceness is facing this Saturday.
  • Over our 15-year collaboration with the UK Libraries’ Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, WUKY’s Saving Stories has brought you numerous Kentucky Derby themed segments featuring the likes of Eddie Arcaro, Penny Chenery, W.T. Young and Arthur B. Hancock III. This week to celebrate Derby 150, Center Director Doug Boyd and Alan Lytle continue that tradition by returning to a 2019 interview with another story by Hancock. In this part of the conversation the Stone Farm horse breeder and owner talks about how he used the Pythagorean theorem to calculate the perfect ride for eventual winner Gato Del Sol in the 1982 Kentucky Derby. Until that day no horse from the far outside had ever won the signature race. It's a similar scenario 5-2 morning line favorite Fierceness is facing this Saturday.
  • Post positions have been drawn for the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby. Fierceness has been named the 5-2 morning line favorite and up to 19 other hopefuls will try to spoil the party. Three in particular, have intriguing and unlikely back-stories. Chelsea Hackbarth is a turf reporter for the Paulick Report who has written an article titled Who I'm Rooting For: Top Feel-Good Stories Of Kentucky Derby 150. She talks about it with WUKY’s Alan Lytle.
  • Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock and WUKY's Alan Lytle discuss the major storylines going into and coming out of the now concluded 2024 Legislative Session and how those votes might play out in next month's primary election (May 21st for those of you scoring at home) and the November general election.
  • Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton presents her proposed budget to the Urban County Council later today, plus we have updates on so-called FLOCKcameras, short-term rental regs outside the Urban Service Boundary and an opportunity for you to meet some of the people running for office in the May primary. Civic Lex's Adrian Bryant has all of the details. He talks with WUKY's Alan Lytle.
  • Mark Pope was introduced as Kentucky men's basketball coach and didn't mince words, saying “We are here to win banners.” His introduction came two days after Kentucky hired him to replace John Calipari, a Hall of Fame coach who was hired by Arkansas on Wednesday after 15 years highlighted by winning the 2012 national championship.
  • Podcasts
    WUKY's Alan Lytle and LHM executive director Dr. Amanda Higgins welcome Keeneland Library Director Roda Ferraro for a special behind the scenes look at the development of The Heart of the Turf exhibit, its importance to Lexington history, and the many influential Black horsemen and women who made Lexington the center of the horse world. The exhibit is on display through Derby Day at the Lexington History Museum. Roda will also give an in-person talk on 'The Heart of The Turf' on Sunday April 14th at 2 p.m. at the museum. Roda also highlights the library's newest exhibit - A Rite of Spring: the 100th Running of the Blue Grass Stakes, now open to the public! Featuring photographs that capture race highlights over the decades, displayed alongside notable memorabilia from the time-honored race.
  • WUKY and Project Ricochet are celebrating Women’s History Month with the inaugural Women of Distinction Initiative. This month WUKY introduced you to some of the women who made our 2024 list and we wrap up that effort today with a salute to Lexington businesswoman Ann Bakhaus.