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 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.

The Blues: 5.20.17 show

May 23, 2017

The first set of the blues show which airs on Saturday, May 20th at 11pm, starts off with Bob Dylan (who's on tour in June), EG Kight (who's playing a solo show at the Downtowne Listening Room 9/23) and also the Goshorn Brothers and Steve Winwood.

Coming June 3: A Day In The Country is Kentucky’s original folk art fair, presented by the Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead State.

The Blues: 5.13.17 show

May 9, 2017

This week on the blues show, Saturday night at 11pm, we'll begin with a song from the brand new Alligator Records release by Selwyn Birchwood, Pick Your Poison.  That's followed by Sonny Moorman and the Allman Brothers.

The second set starts off with the Goshorn Brothers live at Tommy's, a blues tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and continues with Susan Tedeschi.

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