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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Music
12:42 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Blues with Lee Hay: 11.22.14 show

This week's blues show starts off with George Thorogood & the Destroyers followed by Junior Wells's "Tobacco Road" and John Mayall 1969 at the Fillmore East doing "The Laws Must Change."  You'll also hear from Charlie Musselwhite, Tracy Nelson, and Tony Joe White.  And the show ends with Albert King, Debbie Davies, and Miles Davis doing "Basin Street Blues".

Here's a link to Tony Joe White's performance on the Letterman show with the Foo Fighters.

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Music
12:37 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 11.22.14 show

This week's swing show starts off with a great version of "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin, followed by Glenn Miller's "Tuxedo Junction," and Cincinnati native Doris Day with "Sentimental Journey."  You'll also hear from Linda Ronstadt, Harry Connick Jr, and Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett.  And, the program ends with Gerald Wilson's Orchestra performing the classic "Love for Sale."

Local concert note: The Blue Wisp Big Band will be performing this coming Wednesday evening, November 26th, from 8-11:30pm at the York Street Cafe in Newport, Kentucky.

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"From Behind the Blind"
12:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

"Keeper of the Light" from poet Robert Murphy

Poet Robert Murphy recites his poem The Keeper of the Light from his book From Behind the Blind.

"Blood Oranges in the Snow"
12:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Listen to the new holiday-inspired song from Cincinnati's Over the Rhine

Lee Hay plays the title track from Over the Rhine’s new collection of holiday-inspired songs, Blood Oranges in the Snow, in advance of their upcoming appearance at the Taft Theater downtown.

Music
10:35 am
Tue November 11, 2014

The Blues: 11.15.14

This week's show begins with Marcos Sastre & Larry Goshorn's "Pack It Up" from a local favorite cd, Shades of Blue.  The first set also includes the Derek Trucks Band, the Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule.  Then we go retro with Jorma Kaukonen, Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton "Reconsider Baby."  The third set starts with New Orleans native Kenny Neal, then moves on to Garland Jeffreys who's a great poet, and Delbert McClinton.  Finally, in the last set, the legendary Koko Taylor from 1968 followed by the Honey Island Swamp Band from a record that was produced, recorded, mixed and mastere

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