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
11:34 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 5/10/14 show

On this week's swing program, you'll be treated to music from some of our favorite vocalists like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Doris Day.  Plus, Frank Sinatra's version of "Fly Me to the Moon" and Mel Torme's "I Should Care."

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Music
7:56 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

The Blues: 5/10/14

This week's Blues show starts off with music from Alex Jenkins & the Bombers, Greg Schaber & High Street, and Kelly Richey.  You'll also hear from the talented musician/producer T-Bone Burnett, Lonnie Brooks and a personal favorite George Thorogood.  The last set features guitar legend Eric Clapton and Nashville vocalist Jonelle Mosser at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival live.

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Farewell...
1:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Mary Ellen Tanner

image from cincinnati.com

Lee Hay plays a song performed by Mary Ellen Tanner, longtime local jazz singer and former Bob Braun Show regular, who passed away last week.

"Mother"
1:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Local poet Mary Anne Reese

In honor of Mother’s Day, local poet Mary Anne Reese reads her poem Mother.

"The Girls of Atomic City"
1:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Author Denise Kiernan tells a little known story from WWII

The Girls of Atomic City is a fascinating fact-based novel about the women who unknowingly built the atomic bomb while working in the small town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Author Denise Kiernan was recently in Cincinnati and came by our studio to talk with Lee Hay about these women and this little known part of WWII history.

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