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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An Annual Tradition
12:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Around Cincinnati Christmas Special

John Morris Russell, conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, reads "Twas the Night before Christmas"

Around Cincinnati Christmas Special 2013 - Hour 1:
Around Cincinnati Christmas Special 2013 - Hour 2:

For the 9th Annual Around Cincinnati Christmas Special, Lee Hay has assembled a wonderful collection of local musicians, actors, authors and more to celebrate the words, music and spirit of the season. Airing Sunday, December 22 from 7:00-9:00pm, here's what you'll hear as you prepare for Christmas week. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

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Music
3:24 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 1/4/14 show

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright. Start off the New Year with terrific tunes from the bands of Glen Gray, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Duke Ellington.

Music
3:18 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 12/28/13 show

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright and hear some of the great female vocalists,  including Billie Holiday,  Linda Rondstadt, Diana Krall, and Rosemary Clooney.

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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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