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
4:21 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

The Blues: 2/11/14 show

Lots of favorites in this show including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Delbert McClinton and Bonnie Raitt.  There's a song by Cincinnati favorite Lonnie Mack and New Orleans legend Johnny Adams.  You'll also hear a song from Ry Cooder's "Chicken Skin Music" album which was a personal favorite back in the day.  And, we'll round out the show with "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" by Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton.

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Poetry
12:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Gerry Grubbs reads from his book, "The Hive is a Book We Read for its Honey"

A poetry reading by Gerry Grubbs from his new book of poetry, The Hive is a Book We Read for Its Honey.

Sinclair College
12:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

"Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball"

A brief announcement about the exhibit Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball currently on display at Dayton’s Sinclair Community College.

Arts
10:09 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Local author's book has been optioned for a film

I talked with longtime Cincinnati resident Barbara Everett Heintz about her book pinkhoneysuckle, a semi-autobiographical tale of a woman growing up in what she refers to as “3rd world shame” in America’s Appalachian region, on the June 16, 2013 "Around  Cincinnati" program.

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Music
3:18 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials coming to Cincinnati!

Alligator recording artists Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, JUMP START, will perform at Legends in Cincinnati on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil' Ed Williams and his rip-roaring Blues Imperials -- bassist James "Pookie" Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton -- deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues.

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