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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Music
3:04 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Blues Christmas special: 12/21/13

Tune in at 11pm on Saturday, 12/21/13, for a Blues Christmas special.  The show begins with "White Christmas" recorded by Charlie Parker on December 25th, 1948.  Other musicians featured in the holiday special are the Blind Boys of Alabama, Aaron Neville, Ramsey Lewis, Albert King, and Etta James.  James Brown's "Please Come for Christmas" is also included.

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Music
3:00 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 12/21/13 show

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for the Swing with Bill Cartwright Christmas Special,  featuring favorite holiday tunes played by the great swing era musicians.

The show includes music from favorites like Harry Connick, Jr., Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Music
8:22 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 12/14/13 show

Some of your favorite vocalists this week including Barbra Streisand, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald!

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Kay Scarpetta
12:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

"Dust" from best-selling novelist Patricia Cornwell

Best-selling author Patricia Cornwell is on the phone with Lee Hay to talk about her latest Kay Scarpetta novel, Dust, and also shares news about a possible ABC-TV series based on this popular character.

Music
4:33 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

2014 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee

Cincinnati connection since the song was released on King Records:

"GET UP — I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE"
James Brown
(James Brown)
King (1970)
Single

Recorded in Nashville on  April 25, 1970 according to “The King Labels: A Discography, Volume 1” compiled by Michel Ruppli.  Bootsy Collins is listed as playing electric bass on the song.  The Grammy ceremony will be broadcast live on Jan. 26, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

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