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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Arts
9:54 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare!

Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company which is one of 40 theatre companies in the country to receive a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as a participant in the Shakespeare in American Communities program!  Shakespeare in American Communities introduces middle and high school students to the power of live theater and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare.

"The Boy at the Museum"
1:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Curator at the Taft Museum by day, novelist by night - Tamera Lenz Muente

Tamera Lenz Muente is assistant curator at the Taft Museum of Art by day and novelist by night. Her first book, a historical novel set in Cincinnati called The Boy at the Museum has just been released and she’s with Lee Hay to talk about her research into Cincinnati’s early history and some of the famous people she included in her debut book.

You can meet her at her book signing at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Rookwood on Saturday, August 9th, at 2pm.

"Inner Passage"
1:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Local poet Karen George

A poetry reading by Florence, Kentucky’s Karen George, from her chapbook Inner Passage.

Music
9:28 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Blues Merchants playing at the Rail House

The Blues Merchants with vocalist Amy McFarland will be performing at the Rail House in Glendale on Friday, June 27th from 7-11pm.

Music
9:10 am
Wed June 25, 2014

A Tribute concert to Benny Goodman at Music Hall

The Boilermaker Jazz Band will present a tribute concert to Benny Goodman in Music Hall's Ballroom on Sunday, July 6th, at 2pm.  Benny Goodman, the bandleader known for such memorable songs as "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "Sing Sing Sing," was dubbed "the king of swing" during the Big Band era.

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