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.


11:38 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Swing show on November 9th

Tune in Saturday night at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright. You’ll hear such hits as Ella Mae Morse doing the “Cow Cow Boogie,” Benny Goodman playing “Blue Skies,” and The Ted Heath Orchestra covering “Tuxedo Junction.”

5:34 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

October 19th Blues show

A wide variety of songs from Gov't Mule's new 2 cd set to Magnolia Mountain and Allen Toussaint!

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Viva Humanities
1:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Frank X. Walker will appear at NKU on November 6

A poem from Kentucky’s current poet laureate, Frank X. Walker, who will be a featured speaker on November 6 at Northern Kentucky University’s Viva Humanities continuing celebration of the arts.

4:37 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Ricky Nye & Boogie Woogie Special - November 2nd

A one-hour special featuring the King of Cincinnati Boogie Woogie, Ricky Nye.  He recently came into our studio and talked with Lee Hay about the upcoming 14th Annual Blues & Boogie Piano Summit at the Southgate House Revival on Saturday, November 9th.  Ricky discussed his blues background, mentoring young players, his 2014 European concert tour, and some of the musicians who'll be at this year's Piano Summit.  The special airs this Saturday night, 11/2, from 11pm-midnight.  Lots of music, too!


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6:56 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

November 2nd Swing Show

Tune in Saturday night, November 2nd at 10 for Swing with Bill Cartwright. On this week's program you'll hear from some of the great vocalists in music, including Nat Cole, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Doris Day and Diana Krall, plus plenty of big bands.

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