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
6:47 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Robert Sanae Live on Excursions

Robert Sanae performs in the WYSO studio
Credit Andrew Grigiss

Local musician, producer, and composer Robert Sanae came by the WYSO studios last week to play three songs off of his new album Indigo Blue. During his time in the studio Robert also talks about the logistics of playing shows, his family’s affiliation with music, composing, and his musical background.

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Music
7:00 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Don Thrasher on Dayton Music Fest Preview and More

Local music pioneer Don Thrasher came by the WYSO studios to talk to Niki Dakota on Excursions. Don talks about the Dayton Music Fest as well as his label Gas Daddy Go, and is about to release the debut album for the band Me Time. Tune to hear a song from Me Time’s new album as well as a song from the Buffalo Killers. 

If you would like more information about Don’s label you can head on over to: http://gasdaddygo.bandcamp.com/

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Music
6:20 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Cosy Sheridan Releases Pretty Bird

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and teacher Cosy Sheridan called into the WYSO studios to chat with Niki Dakota. Tune in as Cosy talks about her newest album, her move to the northeast, as well as some recent hard times that she has been going through. You’ll also get to hear three songs off of her newest album Pretty Bird.

Cosy Sheridan will perform at Freedom Farms in West Liberty on May 3rd. For more information about the show or Cosy’s new album go to her website at: http://www.cosysheridan.com

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Arts & Culture
6:12 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Sharon Leahy and Rick Good On Dance For Camera

Dancer, director, choreographer, and musician Sharon Leahy came by the WYSO studios April 22nd with Musician and Composer Rick Good to talk about their new film, Carry it on. Carry it on is a Dance for Camera film shot in Michigan featuring several local film makers. Tune in as Sharon and Rick talk about the beginnings of the film, the music creation process, and their new band The Elements. You’ll also get to listen to two fantastic songs from their film!

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Music
4:31 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Lab Partners Live on Excursions

Dayton band Lab Partners stopped by the WYSO studios today following the release of their new album Seven Seas. The album is already available for download, but tomorrow is the release of their limited edition vinyl version of the album. Tune in as they talk about their new album and the origins of the name Lab Partners. You'll also get to enjoy four fabulous songs performed live for us.

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