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 King Records Christmas

Dec 23, 2016
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Lee Hay has a very special treat for you: A King Records Christmas!

In honor of the importance of King Records, I decided to devote this year's Christmas special to some of the talented musicians who recorded at King.  This year's one-hour Christmas special will air on Saturday night, Christmas Eve, at 11pm and be repeated on Christmas Day, December 25th at 7pm.

Music for the Season: Wussy presents their song Las Vegas from their self-titled CD, Wussy.

The Blues: 12/17/16 show

Dec 14, 2016
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A touch of Christmas on this week's blues show!  You'll hear Aaron Neville's "Christmas Prayer" and Houston Person's, "Santa Baby," with vocals by Etta Jones.  There are also songs by Ernestine Anderson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and the Monty Alexander Trio.

Tune in Saturday night, December 17th, at 11pm for an hour of the blues!

The Blues: 12.10.16 show

Dec 12, 2016

This week's Blues show on Saturday night, December 10th at 11pm, features songs from a few of the blues compilations in our library.  The show begins with Little Johnny Taylor and BB King frm the Super Soul Blues, Vol.II cd.  You'll also hear from Michael Bloomfield, Anders Osborne, and Debbie Davies in the first set.  

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Poetry Reading: Susan Glassmeyer recites her poem “Snow Cake.”

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

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