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.


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.

4:33 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

2014 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee

Cincinnati connection since the song was released on King Records:

James Brown
(James Brown)
King (1970)

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.

6:47 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 12/7/13 show

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright and treat yourself to the likes of Mel Torme, Bobby Darin, Keeley Smith and Doris Day with the Les Brown Orchestra.

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12:13 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

1920's Blues Special on 12/14/13 show

Rare 78 rpm recorded by Tommy Johnson in 1930 and purchased by John Tefteller in September, 2013 on Ebay for $37,100. Photo is from the collection of John Tefteller and Blues Images www.bluesimages.com. Used with permission.

On Saturday night, 12/14/13, at 11pm, join us for an hour special featuring early blues music recorded in the 1920's, plus an interview with blues expert John Tefteller who recently purchased a rare 78rpm by Tommy Johnson for over $37,000.  He'll touch on record collecting, storage, other rare releases as well as King Records.  We'll also include songs in the last set from a double-album set released by

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