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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Zombie Awareness Month
1:32 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Local author Robert Kiskaden's new book "Z-Universe"

If you aren’t already aware, May is Zombie Awareness Month. Maysville, Kentucky resident Robert Kiskaden is an author whose first book is Z-Universe, all about a scientist whose nightmares start to become reality. The author joins Lee Hay on the phone to discuss his nascent writing career and how he came up with the idea for his debut novel.

"Vivian's Lounge"
1:32 am
Fri May 10, 2013

A song from Cincinnati's The Modulators

The Modulators have been a popular band in Cincinnati for decades, and included this week, is a song from their 1991 Vivian’s Lounge CD.

Poetry Reading
1:32 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Local poet Gerry Grubbs

Local poet Gerry Grubbs recites one of his poems.

Local Special
3:00 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Cincinnati Reds: Baseball Wives

Betty Hoyt, holding a picture of her husband, Waite

This one-hour special shares memories of the women whose husbands were affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds during the 1950’s. These wives include Jo McMillan, Eleanor Kluszewski, Joyce Bell-Dolle, Priscilla Stowe, and Betty Hoyt. Jo McMillan talks about driving with her kids around the country to watch her husband Roy McMillan play ball. You’ll also hear memories of Crosley Field and what life was like for baseball families outside the ballpark. Hosted by Howard Wilkinson and produced by Lee Hay.

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Blue Wisp Jazz Club
1:32 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Jazz Drummer Jeff Hamilton

Acclaimed jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton is coming back to downtown’s Blue Wisp Jazz Club on May 2 to play with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, a group he recorded a CD with last year. Jeff Hamilton dropped by the studio to talk with Lee Hay to talk about this gig and other projects he’s been working on.

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