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.

Ways to Connect

For National Poetry Month, a poem from local poet Pauletta Hansel.

The Cincinnati Arts Association will present the acclaimed theatrical event A Night with Janis Joplin on April 13 at the Aronoff Center.

For National Poetry MonthDr. Herbert Woodward Martin presents his poem On the Flyleaf of Small Congregations 1 from his collection On the Flyleaf.

For National Poetry Month: Local poet Steve Winhusen reads Pheromone from his book, The Wonderful World.

  The John L. Magro Foundation, which provides financial assistance to deserving college students, presents its annual fundraising event on April 24 at Peterloon in Indian Hill.

The Blues: 4.2.16

Apr 3, 2016

This week's Blues program starts off with Robben Ford & the Blue Line,  as well as Luther Dickinson from the Alligator release "God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson," Cyndi Lauper, and Holly Cole who's playing shows in Ontario.  The second set inclues songs by Charlie Musselwhite, Wilbert Longmire, Tom Waits and Louis Armstrong.   And finally, the show ends with Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, Jeff Beck and J.J. Cale.

A Poem From Grace Curtis

Apr 1, 2016

For National Poetry Month, local poet Grace Curtis reads her poem The Stories We Wish Were Being Told of Us.

WVXU

Ten years after his death, WVXU/WMUB will rebroadcast this two-hour tribute in honor of Oscar Treadwell on Sunday, April 3, at 10 p.m.

The Cincinnati Men’s Chorus will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on April 2 and 3 with their spring concert at Christ Church Cathedral.

Robben Ford will be appearing at Martin Marietta Theatre in Harrison High School (Harrison, Ohio) on Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30pm.    His album, Into the Sun, that came out last year has been getting good reviews.  Tickets for the Harrison show are available through the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 

The Blues: 3.19.16 show

Mar 20, 2016

Starting off this week's Blues show is "Hear Me Lord" by blues legend Bonnie Raitt who'll be playing Fraze Pavilion on August 30th with the Richard Thompson Trio.  That's followed by Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris and the Blind Boys of Alabama. 

Claudia Kalb is a health and science journalist whose new book looks at some of the great minds, and possible mental illnesses, of some of the most talented, acclaimed artists and scientists through history.

A poetry reading from Roberta Schultz:

The Blues: 3.12.16 show

Mar 15, 2016

This week's blues show starts off with "Swan Blues" from King Pleasure's album, Moody's Mood for Love which was recorded in 1962.  This is followed in the first set by Johnny Adams, Kurt Elling and Tom Waits.

The second set of the program begins with Jon Cleary's "Frenchmen Street Blues" from the soundtrack to "Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series Season 2".  Jimmy Witherspoon and a classic Red Garland song "Skinny's Blues" from a 1961 session at Van Gelder's studio complete the set.

A poetry reading by local poet Judith Moffett.

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