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
3:43 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Joe Crow Ryan Live on Excursions

Joe Crow Ryan

Joe Crow Ryan is a well known NYC musician whose subway performances have caught the attention of music fans and writers far and wide including Vice magazine, which produced a documentary about Ryan's busking career.

Joe Crow will perform at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse in Yellow Springs on October 15th at 7pm.

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Music
1:54 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

David Wilcox Live on Excursions

David Wilcox
Rhys Albrecht

Singer-songwriter David Wilcox has a long history with Yellow Springs and WYSO, having attended Antioch College.  He returns to the area ahead of a performance in Springfield to lend support to WYSO's Fall Membership Drive, sharing songs and stories with Niki Dakota.

David Wilcox will perform with Susan Werner on Friday, October 12th at Kuss Auditorium in Springfield.

Music
11:14 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Miami Valley Music Men Perform on Excursions

The Miami Valley Music Men

The Miami Valley Music Men features 4 quartets and over 35 local men who gather regularly to sing together in traditional barbershop harmonies.  Two of the quartets, Treblemakers and The Daytones, visited the WYSO studios to share some tunes and talk about their upcoming performance: Movie Night, which will feature music performed by the quartets and the larger choral-style group.

The Miami Valley Music Men will perform their annual concert on Saturday, October 13th at the Randy Chisholm Memorial Auditorium on Smithville Road in Dayton.

Music
10:55 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Dawns Live on Excursions

Hailing from Montana, songwriter David Boone's project Dawns began with a batch of songs sent to a UK producer Danton Supple.  This resulted in Boone traveling to the UK to work with Supple and a host of musicians including a string arranger.  Boone travels with a six-piece band but also performs acoustic.  He visited the WYSO studios for an acoustic performance and spoke about the experience of working on the various incarnations of the Dawns project.

Boone will perform at Ghostlight Coffee on October 9th.

Music
11:39 am
Mon October 8, 2012

BJSR Live on Excursions

On October 5th, 2012, Ben Rivet aka. BJSR stopped by Excursions to chat with Niki Dakota about his yoga / music project called Go W/ The Flow, and perform a few songs. While at the station, he demonstrated his looping station which allows him to create one person songs using mathematical phrasing.

Ben performed this past weekend, on October 6th,  at the Midwest Outdoor Experience. He hit the stage once at 3pm where he performed his own music, and again at 7pm for an hour of Go W/ The Flow yoga.

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