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
12:18 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Toots Thielemans announces his retirement

According to today's New York Times website, Belgian jazz musician Toots Thielemans has decided to retire at the age of 91.  Famous for his harmonica, he decided to leave the stage because he "considers his energy too limited for a full concert."  But what a legacy he's retiring with....

Music
12:08 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 3/22/14 show

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear from a number of great female vocalists including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lena Horne.  There will also be songs by legendary big bands from the swing era like Harry James, Duke Ellington and Les Elgart.

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Music
12:01 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

The Blues with Lee Hay: 3.15.14 show

We're going to begin the show with a set highlighting events which have happened over the years on the date, March 15th.  Lightnin' Hopkins was born on 3/15/12, Ry Cooder's birthdate is 3/15/47.  James Brown's song, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" received a Grammy on 3/15/66, and finally on 3/15/68, Life Magazine called Jimi Hendrix "the most spectacular guitarist in the world."

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Music
7:14 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 3/8/14 show

A couple of selections by the always popular Frank Sinatra along with songs by legendary vocalists Doris Day and Sarah Vaughan.  You'll also hear from Linda Ronstadt and Diana Krall.

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Music
7:01 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

The Blues: 3.8.14 show

This week's show begins with Eric Clapton and ends with favorite Delbert McClinton.  You'll also hear an exciting long set by New Orleans legendary pianist Ronnie Kole.  There's also music from Charlie Musselwhite, Anders Osborne, Nina Simone, and Emmylou Harris & Spyboy.  BB King's included, and he'll be performing at the Lexington Opera House on Tuesday, 4/8.

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