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
1:54 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Blues - 4.12.14 show

Saturday night at 11pm, this week's edition of The Blues will feature The Goshorns, Ricky Nye, and the Claudettes who will be performing at Arnold's on Sat, 4/19.  You'll also hear a power set with blues legends Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Luther Allison.  There are also a couple of songs by Shannon Curfman who appeared on Kid Rock's cruise last month and EG Kight who's been to Cincinnati any number of times.

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Country/Americana
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Buckle Up Music Festival debuts this summer

The forces behind Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival are adding a new, country music event the weekend after Midpoint. Lee Hay learns all about the Buckle Up Music Festival and some of the big name performers (Willie Nelson, Alabama, Allison Krauss and Union Station, and more) from organizer/founder Bill Donabedian.

Music
2:40 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Ludlow Garage special: 4/5/14

Ludlow Garage plaque at the site of the original concert venue.

Earlier this year, I was contacted by the publisher of a new book about the Allman Brothers Band, One Way Out, written by Alan Paul.  I did a phone interview with him which was featured on last week's blues show.  While reading his book, there were a few mentions about the Allman Brothers Band's visit to the Ludlow Garage.  So, I t

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Music
12:35 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 4/5/14 show

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright, you’ll hear from a number of legendary swing bands including Harry James, Les Brown, and Woody Herman.

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Music
6:28 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 3/29/14 show

This week's Swing show features a number of popular vocalists from times gone by as well as the present including Michael Buble, Doris Day, Dinah Shore and Rosemary Clooney.  Cincinnati native Doris Day will celebrate her 90th birthday this coming Thursday, April 3rd.  Turner Classic Movies will celebrate her birthday with an all-day marathon of her movies on April 3rd if you'd like to re-visit her tremendous talent.

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