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
11:27 am
Wed May 28, 2014

The Blues: 5.31.14 show

This Saturday evening's show begins with J.D. Souther who's been featured in the "Nashville" television series.  You'll also hear from local musicians Kelly Richey and the Blues Merchants.  There's also songs by Koko Taylor, John Mayall, and Ike & Tina Turner.  And the show ends with  personal favorite, Tom Waits, singing "Shiver Me Timbers" from his "Heart of Saturday Night" album.

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Music
11:19 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 5.31.14 show

On tonight's show, you'll hear some of Bill's favorite vocalists including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Mel Torme, plus the big band sounds of Artie Shaw and Harry James.

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Poetry
9:48 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Local poet Dr. Norman Finkelstein

Local poet Dr. Norman Finkelstein reads Novel from his collection of poems called From the Files of the Imminent Foundation.

"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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