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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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.

A friend of mine gave me a copy of Holly Cole's cd "Temptation" which is a collection of Tom Waits' tunes, so I thought I'd start this show off with one of her songs.  (Saturday, May 6th at 11pm)  And, funny how this happens, but her song, "Falling Down" led to Abbey Lincoln, Mary Ellen Tanner and Larry Kinley.  It's a jazz thing.  

100 million – that's the number of books sold by bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark

The Blues: 4.29.17 show

Apr 27, 2017

This week's show at 11pm starts off with Moreland & Arbunkle and Gregg Allman.  You'll also hear in the first set from Gov't Mule and Janis Joplin.  The second set features music and interview by Ron Esposito with guitarist Johnny A. who's coming to the Redmoor on Tuesday, May 2nd.  He's also touring this summer and recording this fall with The Yardbirds.  And finally in the third set, Garland Jeffreys, Dr. John, and Sonny Landreth.  

The Blues: 4/22/17

Apr 27, 2017

On this blues show, you'll hear a song from Coco Montoya's new release as well as from the Tim Goshorn Band, Johnny Adams, and Albert King...all in the first set.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Cincinnati's Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel reads her poem "Our Words: Cincinnati, April, 2017."

Celebrating National Poetry Month: local poet Jinny Powers Berten reads "Words" from her book, We Dance.

Chuck Madden

Tribute: In honor of Tim Goshorn, a special friend to many in the Cincinnati music community, who passed away recently, here's his song, "Skippin' Stones," which he wrote and recorded on the Goshorn Brothers' cd, Life.

Cincinnati Enquirer obituary

Coming April 26: A concert in memory of Michelle Gwynne, longtime local harp teacher, presented by The Cincinnati Harp Community, at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, April 15th at 11pm, the spotlight's on the late, great guitarist Lonnie Mack who passed away a year ago on April 21, 2016.  You'll hear many of his songs, as well as some songs with Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The Blues: 4.8.17 show

Apr 9, 2017

This week's show which airs at 11pm on Saturday, April 8th, features musicians who'll be appearing in Cincinnati and two musicians who recently passed away.  The first set features Lonnie Mack and Johnny A.  A tribute show on the first anniversary of Lonnie Mack's death will be held on Friday, April 21st at the Madison Theatre in Covington.  It's called Mackfest, and there'll be many guitarists on stage that night.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Local poet Jinny Berten recites That Dog from her book, We Dance.

Sandro Miller

From a press release from Alligator Records:

The family of Grammy-nominated Chicago blues icon Lonnie Brooks, who died on Saturday, April 1, has announced the visitation and funeral information for the late blues legend.

Visitation: Sunday, April 9: Blake-Lamb Funeral Home - 4727 W. 103rd St. - Oak Lawn, IL 60453 - Wake/Viewing 3-9pm.

Funeral: Monday, April 10: Liberty Temple Full Gospel Church - 2233 W. 79th Street - Chicago, IL 60620 -Visitation 10-11am with services at 11am.

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