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
4:40 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Daniel Dye & The Miller Road Band Return to Excursions

In the middle of their US tour Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band stopped by the WYSO studios on April 10th. Daniel’s niece and nephew, who make up the Miller Road Band, busted out their wide assortment of stringed instruments to accompany Daniel’s wonderful vocals and guitar playing. In addition to playing some tunes for us they talk about their unique family reunions and the recording process for their new album Blinded Again.

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Arts & Culture
12:41 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Circe Link Live on Excursions

Singer, songwriter, and poet Circe Link came by WYSO with her producer and guitarist Christian Nesmith before playing a concert at the SRS rehearsal stage out in Dayton. Circe and Christian discuss their beginnings in Los Angeles, how they met, the joys of house concerts, and a whole lot more. They also play three fantastic songs for us. Tune in below!

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Music
1:27 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Speaking Suns Prepare Vanishing Country For Release

Speaking Suns

Jacob Diebold and Sam Salazar of Speaking Suns took some time to come by the WYSO studios. Jacob and Sam talk about their label Great Guys Records, which was started by their bandmate Connor Stratton as well as about their (now finished) kickstarter campaign to raise money for their upcoming album, Vanishing Country. To top things off Jacob and Sam even play three songs from Vanishing Country, including the first ever performance of one of the new songs from the album.

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Arts & Culture
2:59 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Yellow Springs High School To Present Pirates of Penzance

Students and faculty members involved in Yellow Springs High School Drama Club's production of Pirates of Penzance visited the WYSO studios the morning of opening night to perform some of the show's songs live on Excursions. 

Yellow Springs High School Drama Club's production of Pirates of Penzance is March 14th - 23rd at the Mills Lawn Auditorium in Yellow Springs.

Photos by Andrew Grigiss

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Arts & Culture
3:44 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Julia Sweeney On Comedy and Collaboration

Comedian and Saturday Night Live alum, Julia Sweeney talks family, comedy, her ongoing tour with musician Jill Sobule. 

The Jill & Julia Show is coming to the Dayton Art Institute on February 28 at 6pm.  Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund at the Antioch School.  Tickets are available at 937. 767. 7642

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