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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"American Afterlife"
1:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

A fascinating book about what can be learned visiting cemeteries on Memorial Day

Kate Sweeney, a producer for NPR, has just released her fascinating book, American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning, and she’s on the phone with Lee Hay to share what she learned about visiting cemeteries on Memorial Day, green cemeteries, roadside memorials and more.

Music
1:32 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 5.24.14 show

Bill Cartwright's lined up a fun evening of swing music during this Memorial Day weekend.  You'll hear a number of big bands like Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Harry James and Duke Ellington's classic, Take the A Train.  Plus popular vocalists from the swing era including Doris Day, Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole.

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Music
1:26 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The Blues. 5.24.14

This week's Blues show starts out with some of the ladies of the blues: Eden Brent, Renee Austin, Sista Monica and Irma Thomas who's the Soul Queen of New Orleans.  From there, you'll hear BB King & Eric Clapton on BB's classic, The Thrill is Gone.  Since Peter Frampton's coming to the Horseshoe Casino on June 22nd with the Doobie Brothers, there's a phone interview that Brian O'Donnell did with him in April and also one of Frampton's songs from his album, Now.  And we'll end with two musicians who are coming to the Taft Theatre on July 1st, John Hiatt and Robert Cray.

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Singing Sergeants
2:52 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

US Air Force Band's Celtic Aire - free concert at the Aronoff Center

Celtic Aire is a Celtic and folk ensemble with the United States Air Force Band's Singing Sergeants.  They're on their first national tour with a stop at the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati on Wednesday, May 21st at 7:30pm.  Tickets are free through the Aronoff Center's website or ticket office. 

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Music
10:11 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Glenn Miller Orchestra concert

Enjoy a big band concert and dance with The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on Tuesday, May 20 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM at the Ballroom. The evening will be emceed by special guest, John Morris Russell, acclaimed conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

Tickets are $30 and are on sale now at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. $3.00 pre-paid parking at the Town Center Garage is also available.

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