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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Citywide Events
1:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Cincinnati's King Records

September brings to Cincinnati the 70th Anniversary celebration of the historic King Records. Brian Powers from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County talks with Lee Hay about the events being scheduled during the month, both at the library and other locations around the area. (Lee Hay will rebroadcast her acclaimed 4-part King Records special each Saturday night in September on her Blues show at 11pm).

Author James Lee Burke
1:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

New book in the Dave Robicheaux series, "Light of the World"

The newest installment in James Lee Burke’s acclaimed Dave Robicheaux series is here at last. Light of the World is a harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil. Lee Hay talks with the author about this newest installment and where Robicheaux goes from here.

Jewish High Holy Days
1:30 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Cantor Abraham Lubin visiting Congregation Ohav Shalom

In celebration of the upcoming High Holy Days, we present a performance from Cantor Abraham Lubin, who will be at Congregation Ohav Shalom in Sycamore Township for the upcoming holidays.

Local Special
12:50 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

The Who Concert: 30 Years Later

A used ticket from the December 3rd concert
Ted Weis

Originally aired Sunday, November 29 at 8:00 PM 

December 3, 1979 became an infamous night in Cincinnati history as the deaths of eleven concertgoers forever changed crowd control and emergency preparedness. The Who concert has never been forgotten, and there has never been such a complete look at that tragedy and its aftermath as The Who Concert: 30 Years Later.

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Adams County
1:30 am
Fri August 9, 2013

The 5th Annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert happens August 16-17

Adams County native Cowboy Copas

Brian Powers from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County joins Lee Hay in our studio to talk about the 5th Annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert on August 16 and 17. Copas is a music legend, born in Adams County, and who died tragically in the same place crash that took Patsy Cline’s life. The memorial concerts will take place in Winchester, Ohio and will feature great music and some special guests, including his daughter, singer Cathy Copas.

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