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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Cincy Blues Society
1:30 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Rookwood beer stein ready for Cincy Blues Fest

Carving the beer stein

George Hibben, director of stein sales & development from the Rookood Pottery Co, is talking commemorative beer steins with Lee Hay. Again this year, the world-famous Rookwood Pottery artists have created a limited edition stein in conjunction with the Cincy Blues Society and this year's Cincy Blues Fest. The first run is for 300 steins and each one will be registered to the owner by the Cincy Blues Society.

Local Special
11:23 am
Thu July 18, 2013

King Records: Cincinnati Legacy

King Records: Cincinnati Legacy, is a five-part series hosted by Lee Hay and is produced to honor the label’s impact on Cincinnati and music.

The series includes interviews with former King musicians, music historians, and music fans. A roundtable discussion of King Records moderated by music journalist Larry Nager and including Otis Williams and the Charms (Jimmy Railey, J.J. Peterson, and Rufus Allen), session drummer Philip Paul and his wife Juanita, and vocalist Keith Little is also featured.

King Records: Cincinnati Legacy, Part I 

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"Soul Burst"
1:32 am
Fri July 12, 2013

WEB EXTRA: Meet musician/life coach Ron Esposito

WEB ONLY: An extended interview with local life coach and musician Ron Esposito as he talks about his just released CD Soul Burst with Lee Hay. They discuss his creative process, some of the guest artists on the new CD, the digital recording process and more.

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Poetry Reading
1:31 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Poet Robert Murphy

Robert Murphy reads his poem, "Imp."

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Richard Hague
1:32 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Poetry reading: "Carried Up and Downhill"

Local poet Richard Hague recites his poem Carried Up and Downhill.

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