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
3:14 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Live on Excursions: The Half Shebang

The Half Shebang are Kevin Milner and Lindsey Rogers. They are a local Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio based folk/indie band. They performed at Ghostlight Coffee on Friday January 4th at 8pm along with Todd Widener. They have performed three or four times to date including an appearance on Kaleidoscope on WYSO. While on Excursions, they performed some of their songs including "Demons" and "Ireland."

Ghostlight Coffee in located on 1201 Wayne Avenue in Dayton, OH. For more information visit The Half Shebang on Facebook or go to www.ghostlightcoffee.com.

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Arts & Culture
1:50 pm
Sat December 15, 2012

Crazy Joe and Richard Stockton Talk About The Professors and Tyrd Fyrgysyn. 12/14/2012

Crazy Joe (a college professor) and Richard Stockton (works with Yellow Springs water) visited the WYSO studios to talk about their band, The Professors which formed ten years ago. They are currently working on a new album. They perform on Saturday, December 15th at Canal Street Tavern in Dayton with Tyrd Fyrgysyn and the Masterxploders.

For more information about the show, visit www.canalstreettavern.com

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Music
12:05 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Dan Raridan Live on Excursions 12/10/2012

Dan Raridan stopped by Excursions to talk about his new album, Give It Up. The release of the new album with be at South Park Tavern on Saturday, December 15th. Dan Raridan will be joined live by the Calientes with special guests Josh Eagle and the Harvast City and Jane Sachs.

Dan performed three songs on the new album while in the WYSO studios including: "Dream With Me," "Sunshine in the Rain Be My Love," and "Hold You Tight." Dan played every single instrument on the new album.

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Arts & Culture
1:48 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

The New Old-Fashioned Live on Excursions 12-06-2012

WYSO gladly welcomed into the studio Tom Blackburn, Jon Chasteen, Kent Montgomery, and David Payne who are The New Old-Fashioned. Their self-titled debut album will be released during their CD release party at Canal Street Tavern on December 7th, 2012. Special guests are Tim Pritchard and the Boxcar Suite and Absinthe Junk from Nashville, TN.

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Music
12:15 am
Thu December 6, 2012

The Young Heirlooms and Taylor Alexander Live on Excursions

WYSO was pleased to welcome musical guests, The Young Heirlooms and Taylor Alexander, into the studio for their radio debut live on Excursions. The Young Heirlooms are a Cincinnati, OH based band consisting of five musicians, Kyle, Claire, Chris, Kelly, and Benjamin. The group combines guitar, banjo, viola, and standing bass to create a beautiful modern take on folk music. The band is currently recording a full-length, eleven song album with an analog tape recorder.

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