Lee Hay

Announcer & Producer

Lee Hay has worked at all three Cincinnati Public Radio stations: WGUC in the mid-70's, WMUB in the late 70's, and WVXU since 1984. She is currently executive producer/host of the award-winning arts program Around Cincinnati Sunday evenings and The Blues on Saturday evenings. Her radio work has been awarded numerous awards including one from the Ohio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, numerous Communicator Awards, Society of Professional Journalists and the Ohio Associated Broadcasters Association. Most recently she has received a Certificate of Merit from the Gabriel Awards for The Journey from Within; and recognition from the Ohio Associated Broadcasters Association for Cincinnati Baseball: Crosley Field (2011) and The Who Concert: 30 Years Later and Baseball: A Little Known Chapter (2010). Hay is also WVXU's music director and with her jazz background was the Cincinnati correspondent for downbeat magazine.

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Music
10:28 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 7/12/14

This swing show begins with vocalist Sue Raney who signed with Capitol Records at the age of 17.  You'll also hear from the Four Freshmen, the Nat King Cole Trio, and Nancy Wilson.  Big bands sounds include music from Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, and Glen Gray. 

Music
9:30 am
Wed July 9, 2014

The Blues: 7.12.14

The spotlight's on the many talented musicians from the Tri-State past and present.  The show begins with legendary guitarist Lonnie Mack and ends with boogie-woogie wonder Ricky Nye.  You'll also hear from Sonny Moorman, the Kelly Richey Band, and Noah Hunt.  Plus Jimmy McGary's live performance in the WVXU studio in 1988 doing "See See Rider."  There's also songs by local blues legends H-Bomb Ferguson, Big Joe Duskin, and Pigmeat Jarrett.

Music
2:19 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Jazz at the Music@BCM concert series

There’s a change for this Thursday’s, 7/10, concert in the Music@BCM series. Mike Wade & Dannita Wade and the Jazz Ambassadors will be at BCM instead of the Leroy Ellington Band. Mike's unique brand of jazz will be injected with a healthy dose of R&B and funk.

Doors open at 6 pm for food and drinks, and the concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for children.  Concertgoers can also purchase great food from Colonial Cottage, and support local youth and community organizations in the process. BCM members will receive one free drink ticket.

Sachs Fund Prize
10:36 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Local author Leah Stewart wins ArtsWave award

Leah Stewart

ArtsWave announced today that Cincinnati author Leah Stewart will receive its 2014 Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize. The award, created to celebrate outstanding achievements in the arts, recognizes Stewart for her award-winning novels and contributions to Cincinnati's literary scene. 

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Fred Hersch
8:48 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Jazz pianist Fred Hersch releases new cd

Cincinnati native Fred Hersch has released a cd, Floating,  with his trio that The Wall Street Journal calls "one of the major ensembles of our time".  Fred Hersch is on piano along with bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson.  The cd features 7 new compositions by Fred Hersch along with music by Dietz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Thelonious Monk.

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