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
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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Music
3:13 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Della Jerkan and Zach Sullivan on Excursions 3/12/13

Today Excursions had Della Jerkan and Zach Sullivan live in the performance studio. Jerkan and Sullivan will be one of six acts that will be performing at Antistoch: a Benefit for WYSO 91.3 FM. The event will take place at The Glen Helen Building located at 405/505 Corry St. in Yellow Springs. All Proceeds from the event will go to support WYSO.

Both Jerkan, from Lansing, Illinois, and Sullivan, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, have been playing music individually for many years. They began their collaboration after they met at Antioch College where they are first-year students.

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Music
2:27 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Speaking Suns on Excursions 3/11/2013

Speaking sons is one of six bands that will appearing at 8pm on Saturday, March 16th during Antistoch: a benefit for WYSO 91.3fm. The event will take place at The Glen Helen Building located at 405/505 Corry St. in Yellow Springs. All Proceeds from the event will go to support WYSO.

Speaking Suns are Jacob Diebold, Sam Compston, David Byrne, and Graham King. The band got their start around 3 years ago in Yellow Springs, OH.

For more information about Antistoch visit the events page on www.wyso.org or search "Speaking Suns" on Facebook.

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Arts & Culture
11:21 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Thrash About Dayton 2.25.2013

In this month's edition of Thrash About Dayton, Don Thrasher talked about the latest album out on the local Dayton record label, Atom Records. The new album is "Barrier Reef" by The Nicky Kay Orchestra. They are an instrumental band consisting of two keyboard players, 2 guitarists, a violin, bass, and drums. For more information about this album, visit www.atomrecords.com

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