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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A Poem From Michael Henson

Dec 2, 2016

Poetry Reading: Michael Henson recites Come On Up from his book The Dead Singing.

Popular crime novelist Patricia Cornwell is back with another adventure for Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now in her 25th year as her series protagonist. 

The Blues: 12.3.16 show

Nov 30, 2016

This week's blues show which airs on Saturday, December 3rd at 11pm, starts off with the classic R. L. Burnside song, It's Bad You Know, from the Sopranos soundtrack.  Bobby Rush has a cd out called "Decisions", and you'll hear "Another Murder in New Orleans" which also features Dr. John.  Dr. John's no stranger to violence. He no longer plays the guitar, because his hand was shot with a bullet.

The Blues: 11.26.16

Nov 28, 2016

This week's holiday edition of The Blues which airs on Saturday, November 26th at 11pm, is a show of what I call "comfort music."  We start off with favorites the Goshorn Brothers, John Mayall, Garland Jeffreys, and Van Morrison.  

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It's been a tough couple of weeks for music lovers with the passing of music legends Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, and Mose Allison.  On this week's blues show, Saturday, November 19th at 11pm, a musical tribute.

The Blues: 11/12/16

Nov 14, 2016

This week on The Blues, local guitarist/producer Marcos Sastre begins the show with "Pack It Up."  You'll also hear Derek Trucks, the Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule in the first set.  The second set features Jorma Kaukonen, Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton.  Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch concert lineup for 2017 is on sale, and most of it seems to have sold out already.  I would have loved to have seen Bruce Cockburn.  I remember standing in line outside Bogart's many moons ago to see him.  

The Blues: 11.5.16

Nov 9, 2016

This week's blues show on Saturday, November 5th at 11pm, starts off with a song from a new album by Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials on Alligator Records.  That's followed in the first set by Etta James, Leonard Cohen, and Nina Simone.  The second set features music by James Blood Ulmer, BB King/Eric Clapton, and Sweet Honey in the Rock.    Garland Jeffreys begins the third set and also included in that set are the Subdudes who'll be playing the 20th Century in Oakley on December 1st and the Blind Boys of Alabama who'll be on stage at the Ludlow Garage on Friday, November 11th.

Bestselling crime novelist John Sandford, famous for his “Prey” books, has now released the ninth book in his Virgil Flowers series. 

It’s time again for the annual fiber sale from the Weaver’s Guild of Greater Cincinnati

This Saturday night's program from 11pm-midnight is all about Halloween.  You'll hear a couple of songs by Dr. John, "That Old Black Magic" and "Marie Laveau."

Dr. John is playing very few concerts these days according to his website, so if you get a chance to see him, take it!  He'll be in New Orleans at the end of December on 12/27 & 12/28 at Tipitina's if you want to treat yourself to a trip to New Orleans.

The Blues: 10.22.16 show

Oct 23, 2016

This week's Blues show starts off with a new Jimi Hendrix release called "Machine Gun" from the Experience Hendrix label.  The rest of the first set features Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, and the Goshorn Brothers.  

You'll also hear from Jeff Beck, Derek & the Dominoes, Marc Broussard and BB King in the second set followed by Lonnie Mack, Sonny Moorman, and Luther Allison.

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Paranormal radio show host Kat Klockow has released a new book, just in time for All Hallow’s Eve. 

Around Cincinnati contributor Ron Esposito is an acclaimed musician who has released his newest CD, Triad

Poetry Reading: Norman Finkelstein reads one of his works from his book, The Ratio of Reason to Magic: New and Selected Poems.

The Blues: 10.15.16

Oct 16, 2016

This week's show begins with a song by Hound Dog Taylor and his  Houserockers in honor of the passing of his drummer, Ted Harvey, on October 6th.  This song is followed by Howling Wolf, Shemekia Copeland, and Amos Lee who playing Indianapolis on October 26th.

The second set starts off with Freddie King, a song recorded here at King Records, in 1960 with Philip Paul on drums.  You'll also hear from Etta James, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, and Maria Muldaur.

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