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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The Blues: 7/1/17

33 minutes ago

This week's blues show begins with Sugar Ray and the great Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham followed by Gene Harris and Al Green.  They're followed in the next set by Little Milton, Joan Armatrading, Eric Bibb and Chris Thomas King.  And, the third set features Buddy Guy & Junior ( Paris in 1981), Ruth Brown, Laura Nyro, and Bobby McFerrin.

Upcoming concert dates:

7/21 - Tedeschi Trucks Band - Wood Brothers - Hot Tuna - Riverbend

7/25 - Amos Lee & Lake Street Drive - Riverbend

7/27-29 - Cincinnati Music Festival - Paul Brown Stadium

The Blues: 6.24.17

1 hour ago

This week's blues show starts off with the powerful guitar of Jimi Hendrix from the Fillmore East's last show on New Year's Eve, 1969.  He's followed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt and the Goshorn Brothers. 

During the second set, you'll hear from guitarist Jeff Beck, Derek & the Dominoes, Marc Broussard, and legendary bluesman BB King.  And finally the show's last set features Lonnie Mack, the Sonny Moorman Group, and Luther Allison.

A new program offered by local organization FarmChef offers five weeks of cooking classes for parents to help them create healthier meals for their family. 

The best-selling band Train is bringing their Play That Song tour with guests O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield to Riverbend Music Center this Tuesday night. 

The Cincy Blues Fest is coming up August 11th and 12th, and volunteers are a crucial component.  So, if you'd like to hang out for some shifts and help a worthy event, please contact them at their website cincybluefest.org.

Poetry reading: Jinny Powers Berten reads "Welcome Back" from her book, We Dance.

Author Matthew Shepherd has written a new book to encourage all gardeners to plant bee-friendly plants. 


The Blues: 6.10.17

Jun 12, 2017
telegraph.co.uk

Poetry Reading: Local poet Jinny Powers Berten reads "Bury Me at Inch" from her book, We Dance.

The Blues: 6.3.17

Jun 1, 2017


Here's a link to an article from the May 30th edition of Guitar Player Magazine about Gregg Allman who passed away on May 27th at the age of 69.  The first time I saw the Allman Brothers was in the early 1970's at Reflections on Calhoun Street.  He was a legend who'll be missed.

http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/gregg-allman-1947-2017/62863

The Blues: 5.27.17

May 30, 2017
Rick Olivier

This week on The Blues, Saturday, May 27th at 11pm, you'll hear from Van Morrison, Johnny Adams and Lisa Mann in the first set.  During the rest of the show, you'll also hear from Chet Baker, Diana Krall, and Gov't Mule.

Around Cincinnati will be pre-empted this week for a new special from Lee Hay and John Kiesewetter, Inside the Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire: 40 Years Later.

Sunday, May 28 at 7:00 pm
Monday, May 29 at 1:00 pm

Sunday, May 28 marks the 40th anniversary of the devastating fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club. Produced by Lee Hay and host John Kiesewetter, the special takes a look at the tragic event and its aftermath through conversations with people who were there, including former waiter Wayne Dammert whose story was told in the book, Inside the Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire written by Ron Elliott.

Here's a link to John Kiesewetter's blog about this special, too.

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