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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National Poetry Month
1:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Local poet Dr. Norman Finkelstein

National Poetry Month: local poet Dr. Norman Finkelstein reads Tour from his sequence of poems called From the Files of the Imminent Foundation.

Music
11:17 am
Wed April 23, 2014

The Blues: 4/26/14 show

This week's Blues show that airs at 11pm begins with "Mean Old Bedbug Blues" by Lonnie Johnson that he recorded 8/11/27 in NYC.  Dean Alger has written a new book about him, "The Original Guitar Hero & the Power of Music: The Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music & Civil Rights."  He'll be signing copies at the Bookseller on Fountain Square on Friday, 5/2 from 7-8:30pm.

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Music
10:58 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 4/26/14 show

Tune in Saturday night at 10 and have your own swingin’ dance party with Bill Cartwright as he brings you the Elgart Brothers, the King Sisters, and the Blue Wisp Big Band.

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Music
2:04 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Book about blues musician Lonnie Johnson

Dean Alger's written a book about Lonnie Johnson called, "The Original Guitar Hero & the Power of Music: The Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music & Civil Rights." Coming out late this month, and Mr. Alger will be in Cincinnati for a booksigning at the Bookseller on Fountain Square on Friday, 5/2 from 7-8:30pm.

Music
1:31 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Drive to save Muddy Waters' Chicago home

I got an email this morning from the Morganfield Foundation in Chicago.  The group was established to try to save legendary bluesman Muddy Waters’ home on the South Side of Chicago.  The home’s located at 4339 S. Lake Park Avenue in Chicago, and the historical significance of the home is what’s the driving force  to raise the funds necessary to save the building.

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