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.

Ways to Connect

The Cincy Music Series is bringing Marc Broussard to Cincinnati on Saturday, September 10th at 7:30pm at the St. Xavier Performance Center.  I've been playing his music on The Blues show for a number of years.

The Blues: 8.27.16

Aug 23, 2016

This week's summer repeat is a program from March, 2013 and includes music from Tracy Nelson and Bobby "Blue" Bland in the first set.  In the second set you'll hear Corey Harris and Dr. John, as well as the Allman Brothers, guitar legend Albert King, and Bob Dylan in the third set.  And the last set features the great New Orleans musician Johnny Adams, vocalist Eva Cassidy, and guitar master Tommy Emmanuel.

The Blues: 8.20.16

Aug 23, 2016

The summer repeats of The Blues continue with a show from November, 2012, which begins with Van Morrison's "Open the Door" and also includes songs by Miles Davis and Marcus Miller.

A Poem From Pauletta Hansel

Aug 19, 2016

A poetry reading from Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati's poet laureate. 

Music From Over The Rhine

Aug 19, 2016

A song from Over the Rhine from their CD, Discount Fireworks

The Blues: 8/13/16 show

Aug 15, 2016

This week's program is a summer repeat of the November 22nd, 2014 program.  The first set features George Thorogood, Junior Wells, John Mayall, and Saffire: the Uppity Blues Women.  In the 2nd set, Tony Joe White, Tracy Nelson, Charlie Musselwhite, and jazz great Billie Holiday with "Solitude."  And finally, you'll hear Albert King, Debbie Davies, and Miles Davis in the last set of the program.

The Blues: 8/13/16

Aug 15, 2016

This week's program is a summer repeat of the November 22nd, 2014 program.  The first set features George Thorogood, Junior Wells, John Mayall, and Saffire: the Uppity Blues Women.  In the 2nd set, Tony Joe White, Tracy Nelson, Charlie Musselwhite, and jazz great Billie Holiday with "Solitude."  And finally, you'll hear Albert King, Debbie Davies, and Miles Davis in the last set of the program.

The Blues: 8/6/16

Aug 15, 2016

This program is a summer repeat of the January 4th, 2014 program featuring a number of lesser known musicians like Quinn Sullivan, Meschiya Lake, and Ron Sorin.  The last set though begins with Ray Charles and ends with Bonnie Raitt.

50th Anniversary of The Beatles At Crosley Field:

Lee Hay previews her special commemorating the The Beatles' 1966 concert at iconic Crosley Field, airing this Saturday from 8-10pm and the upcoming free community event, The Beatles At Crosley – 50 Years Later, happening on Sunday, August 21 at the Blue Ash Sports Center

Saturday, July 30th at 8:00pm:

WVXU celebrates the life and music of Larry Goshorn with a lively roundtable discussion and a selection of his recordings.

King Records Month

Jul 25, 2016

WVXU helps celebrate King Records month throughout September with special programs about the label’s Jump Blues Artists from the late 1940’s-early 1950’s. Tune in Saturdays at 11:00 pm.

September  3 - Bull Moose Jackson is remembered by his daughter, Margaret Fort; musician Jymie Merritt; and manager Carl Grefensette.

September 10 - Wynonie Harris is profiled by author Tony Collins and his son, Wesley Devereaux.

Morgan Rigaud is a Northern Kentucky-based fine and decorative arts/collectibles appraiser who appears regularly on the KET program Kentucky Collectibles, which will be taping at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on August 20. 

Poetry reading: Local poet Richard Hague reads from his book, Beasts, River, Drunk Men, Garden, Burst and Light: Sequences and Long Poems.  

The Blues: 7.23.16

Jul 19, 2016

This week's program is a repeat of a program from February 21st, 2015.  The show begins with the Blues Brothers & Friends and a lively rendition of "Green Onions."  This song is followed by the Allman Brothers and Sonny Moorman.  The second set features Stevie Ray Vaughan, Koko Taylor and Tommy Lee Cook.  After this,  in the 3rd set, Big Mama Thornton, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Groove Holmes.  The show ends with Ronnie Earl's "Beautiful Child."

The Blues: 7.16.16

Jul 14, 2016

Robben Ford starts off this week's program with "Chevrolet" in honor of the recent races at Kentucky Speedway.  I had a great time exploring the Crosley exhibit which featured turntables, retro furniture, and jukeboxes.  Getting back to the music you'll hear on this show, there are songs by Janis Joplin, Susan Tedeschi, Aerosmith and Gene Harris, too.

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