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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With a history unlike any other live music venue, the return of the Ludlow Garage has music lovers ready to return to Clifton. 

The Blues: 10.17.15 show

Oct 19, 2015

This week on The Blues, we'll start off with the great vocalist Ernestine Anderson with a rousing rendition of "Please Send Me Someone to Love" with an incredible backup group, Ray Brown on bass, pianist Monty Alexander, and Richmond native, drummer Jeff Hamilton.  You'll also hear in the first set from Jeff Beck, Cyndi Lauper and Tom Waits.

A Poem From Richard Hague

Oct 16, 2015

Local poet Richard Hague reads one of his poems from his book, During the Recent Extinctions: New and Selected Poems 1984-2012.

A new online calendar has been rolled out by ArtsWave for the greater Cincinnati area's arts community. CincyArtsGuide.com will highlight concerts, exhibitions, classes and other arts happenings including experimental performances, music lectures, as well as cultural festivals and art house films.

Carousel of Love is the new CD from local singer/songwriter Serenity Fisher and her band, The Cardboard Hearts, and she, along with two of her band members, Michael G. Ronstadt and Matt Halvorson, join Lee Hay to talk about the music, the band, and the CD release party happening on October 16 at Molly Malone’s in Covington.

BB King Blues special!

Oct 5, 2015

This past summer, I produced a one-hour special featuring the music of blues legend B.B. King who passed away on May 14th, 2015.  I had planned on airing the special in mid-September in honor of his 90th birthday on September 16th, 2015, but due to the King Records specials which aired throughout September, the B.B. King special was postponed.  So, this coming Saturday night, October 10th, at 11pm on WVXU/WMUB, it's a tribute to B.B.King!

Coming November 8 to the Holistic Health Center of Cincinnati: Poem, Poet, Persona: A Workshop on Crafting Voice from Claudia Skutar, Ph.D.

The Blues: 10.3.15 show

Oct 1, 2015

On this week's Blues show, you'll hear a number of new releases we received over the summer including cds from The Claudettes, Shemekia Copeland, and Zac Harmon in the first set.  You'll also hear local favorites Sonny Moorman and the Goshorn Brothers.  Later in the show, there are songs from Albert Cummings, Debbie Davies, Leonard Cohen and Eric Clapton.

Coming to the Kentucky Speedway on Friday, September 25 is the ARCA Racing Series Crosley 150 and track spokesman Tim Bray is with Lee Hay with a preview of the race and a look back at the busy summer racing season.