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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10:41 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 9.27.14 show

You're in for a treat on Saturday night, September 27th beginning at 10 o'clock.  Bill begins his nostalgic program with Patti Page singing "I've Got My Eyes on You."  This is followed with some Glenn Miller and then Bing Crosby.  You'll also hear from Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, and Jo Stafford.  And, the show ends with Artie Shaw's "Lover Come Back to Me."

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11:04 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Blues with Lee Hay: 9.20.14 show

This week's program begins with vocalist Madeline Peyroux who has a new cd coming out in October and has a handful of concerts lined up in December.  You'll also hear from Tom Waits, k.d. lang and Peter Frampton.  There are also songs by blues legends like John Mayall, Koko Taylor and the late Johnny Winter.  And the show ends with the Blind Boys of Alabama and Delbert McClinton.

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11:00 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 9.20/14 show

Lots and lots of vocalists on this evening's swing show!  Some of the male vocalists include Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and Steve Tyrell.  From the ladies of swing, you'll hear Jo Stafford singing "The Trolley Song,"  "Memories of You" by the King Sisters, and local favorite Rosemary Clooney doing a version of "I Get Around Without You Very Well."  There are also, of course, big band favorites by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Count Basie.

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12:40 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Legendary blues musicians on this week's blues show!

This Saturday night, 9/13, at 11pm on The Blues, the show will begin with legendary guitarist Albert King, followed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cream and the Allman Brothers.  The second set features blues vocalists Etta James and Cyndi Lauper, then from Louisiana Sonny Landreth, and BB King at the end of the set with some help from Mark Knopfler.  The final set starts with Hugh Laurie's New Orleans album, and one of my favorite songs from "Let Them Talk,"  the tune "Baby, Please Make a Change" with vocals by Sir Tom Jones and Irma Thomas.  That's followed by the late/great local saxophonist Jim

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12:33 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 9.13.14

This week you'll hear hometown favorite Blue Wisp Big Band who's found a new home at Japp's on Main Street in Over the Rhine on Wednesday evenings.  I hear the place is packed for them, and the band loves the new digs.  There are also songs from Mel Torme, "The Lady is a Tramp," the Four Freshmen's "You Stepped Out of a Dream," and Linda Ronstadt's "What'll I Do."

*Concert Alert! - On Friday, November 7th, the Tommy Dorsey Big Band will be appearing at the Music Hall Ballroom 7-10pm, $30/per & $3 parking.  For tickets and information, call 513-621-2787.

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