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
4:39 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

The Airmen of Note - 2 free concerts!

The premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, The Airmen of Note, will perform in two free concerts this weekend. Both concerts are presented by Cincinnati Opera as part of "Cincinnati Remembers WWI," the opera company's citywide series of events commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

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Music
10:41 am
Mon June 23, 2014

The Blues: 6/28/14 show

Tonight's show begins with Harry Connick, Jr, "City Beneath the Sea" from his 2013 release, "Smokey Mary" on Columbia.  The first set of the program ends with Billie Holiday's "Solitude."  During the second set you'll hear Joe Cocker and from Columbus, Ohio, Tony Monaco.  Roy Orbison, Dr. John and Tom Waits songs are in the 3rd set, and this blues show ends with classic Delbert McClinton and his 1990 song "My Love is Burnin'."

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Music
10:37 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 6/28/14 show

Bill Cartwright has selected some classic swing selections this week including Frank Sinatra's "Witchcraft", Bing Crosby with "I Ain't Got Nobody," and Billie Holiday's "Them There Eyes."  You'll also hear from big band legends like Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Billy May.

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Quaker State 400
1:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

NASCAR returning to the Kentucky Speedway this month

It’s time again for the Kentucky Speedway to host the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Race at the track in Sparta. With a preview of what race fans can expect during the entire race weekend, both on and off the track, Lee Hay welcomes in Tim Bray, director of communications for the Speedway.

Music
7:38 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

The Blues: 6/21/14

This week's program begins with Gregg Allman's "Midnight Rider."  You'll also hear classic Billie Holiday, blues legends Albert King and Lonnie Mack, plus George Thorogood & the Destroyers. 

Looking ahead, the Cincy Blues Fest is around the corner with music along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati on Friday and Saturday, August 1st and 2nd.   Featured national acts include Jarekus Singleton, Selwyn Birthwood, and Guy Forsyth.

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