Niki Dakota

Music Director and Host, Excursions

Born a Hoosier, but only living there in spurts, Niki Dakota spent much of her young life moving around the United States with her archeologist mother. Throughout these years, there was always a ukulele somewhere close at hand. By the time the family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Dakota found herself in pursuit of professional music-making as she headed-up the Alterna-Folk band, Plow On Boy. In the course of her first live radio interview to promote the band, Niki’s keen excitedness manifest itself in extreme chattiness. At the conclusion of the segment, the DJ closed the mic and said, “You need to be in radio."  That was in 1990.

In 2002, Niki’s radio career brought her to WYSO where she continues to enjoy a love of music and shares that love with the Miami Valley weekdays on Excursions.

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Music
2:19 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Excursions hosts Reyna Spears and Emma Woodruff and the Curious Sound

This Tuesday Excursions hosted two acts in the lineup from the fourth annual 80's Rewind which is taking place this Saturday at Canal Street Tavern in Dayton. 

Reyna Spears is a singer/songwriter who has contributed to tribute events in the past, including Signs of Life: the Essence of Pink Floyd. She performed both covers and original pieces on Excursions, including a new single "Life's Walk." Spears also has an album coming out in the fall.

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Music
1:56 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Crazy Joe: The Doctor Is In.

Credit Christopher Bell

This Saturday, April 6th at Canal St. Tavern in Dayton, Ohio, Crazy Joe will be releasing his brand new album entitled "The Doctor is In." The show gets underway at 9:30pm. The album features such songs as "You're Wasted," "Please Don't Call Me," "You're an H-Bomb," and "The Last Ten Years With You."

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Music
1:49 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

No Tribe and the Nobody People on Excursions 3/15/13

No Tribe and the Nobody People will be among the six bands performing at Antistoch: a Benefit for WYSO 91.3 on Saturday at the Glen Building. All proceeds from the even will go to support WYSO.

No Tribe and the Nobody People include Nate Shermer on drums and Ian Powers vocals and guitar. Powers has been playing in various bands for the last ten years and began guitar only last December. This is Shermer's first experience in a band. The duo began playing together recently and will be bringing their sound to Antistoch this Saturday. 

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Music
1:49 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Gin Soaked Angels on Excursions 3/14/13

The Gin Soaked Angels are the next in the series of guests on Excursions this week to talk about Antistoch: A Benefit for WYSO 91.3. The even will take place at the Glen Helen Building located at 405/505 Corry St. in Yellow Springs. All proceeds from the even will go to support WYSO.

Gin Soaked Angels are Tony Powers and Ryan Stenson on guitar and vocals, Dakota Wright on the bass, Micah Mapes on the base. Powers and Stenson met at an open mic night in Yellow Springs and Mapes joined a few months after. Wright joined after their original bass player moved out of town. 

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Arts & Culture
1:07 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Sport Fishing USA at Antistoch this Saturday, March 16th.

One of the six bands that will be at Antistoch: A Benefit for WYSO 91.3fm this Saturday, March 16th is Sport Fishing USA. They are a three-piece band from Yellow Springs, OH. The members are Nathan Moore on guitar and vocals, Brendan Moore on bass and vocals, and David Byrne on drums. Nathan and Brendan are brothers from a family of musicians, including their father, Chris Moore from Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers.

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