Arts & Culture

WUKY Receives Associated Press Award Nominations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 16, 2020) — Lexington’s NPR News Station WUKY (91.3) has received four nominations in multiple categories for the 2019 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Awards. 

WUKY News Director Alan Lytle has once again been nominated for Best Radio News Anchor and WUKY’s "Midday Report" featuring Lytle and reporters Karyn Czar and Josh James received another nod for Best Short Newscast. 

“Under Alan Lytle’s direction, WUKY News has dominated the Kentucky AP Awards for well over a decade, and 2019 is clearly no exception,” General Manager Tom Godell said.

James, who reports regularly from the capital city of Frankfort, has again been nominated for Best Political Coverage. Equine reporter Samantha Lederman is once more in the running for Best Sports Feature for “A Day In The Booth With The Voice Of Keeneland.” With four nods this year, WUKY remains the most recognized radio news department in the city of Lexington.

“This is a testament to the hard work, and dedication of our talented news staff,” Lytle said. “In the face of increasingly stiffer competition and audience fragmentation, I’m especially gratified that our work continues to be honored by our broadcasting peers.” 

The winners of the 2019 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Awards will be announced in early April.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.