Norm Whitman

Host, Detours

Norm Whitman was born in the Miami Valley, and literally surrounded by the music from birth.  While having been exposed to all types of music, he has always been involved in Folk music as a multi instrumentalist, singer-songwriter performing solo and with various groups.  In the mid 1960s he was inducted into the Army where he was trained in radio.  In the early 1980s he came to WYSO hosting a program called Stories We Could Tell, then followed by Acoustic Alchemy, followed by Alchemy.  He was also co-host of Midnight Ramble with his friend Ramblin' Ray for over a decade.  He is the current host of Detours.

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Arts & Culture
3:43 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Heywood Banks Bring Humor To The WYSO Studios

Heywood Banks

Comedian and songwriter Heywood Banks made a stop in Yellow Springs on his way to a two day engagement at Wiley's Comedy Club in downtown Dayton.  Banks joined Norm Whitman and Cindy Funk in the WYSO studios during Detours for an afternoon of songs, stories and lots of laughs.

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Arts & Culture
3:57 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Daniel Coston on Documenting the Lives of North Carolina Musicians in Image and Words

Daniel Coston is a writer and photographer who's been working with musicians for many years, in particular, those in his home state of North Carolina. In his book, North Carolina Musicians: Photographs and Conversations, Coston documents the likes of The Avett Brothers, Si Kahn, Doc Watson and many other.  Coston visited the WYSO studios for a conversation with Detours host Norm Whitman about the stories behind the book and its subjects.

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Music
2:57 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Si Kahn On Bristol Bay, Bluegrass and the Joys of Retirement

Musician and activist Si Kahn returns to Detours in a phone conversation with Norm Whitman following a busy summer during which Kahn released two albums, Bristol Bay and Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions on which he's joined by the Looping Brothers.  All of this happened after Kahn's retirement.  Whitman and Kahn discuss the stories and causes behind the albums, environmental and social issues and folk and bluegrass music in the mainstream.

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Music
12:01 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Chris Proctor Live on Detours

Chris Proctor performing live on WYSO
Cindy Funk

Chris Proctor is a United State Fingerstyle Guitar champion known for his combination of folk, blues, jazz and classical.  He joined Detours host Norm Whitman for some live music in the WYSO studio ahead of his performance at Antioch College's Herndon Gallery. 

WYSO Programming Notes
3:09 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

Host Highlights: Norm Whitman

Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Norm Whitman of Detours.  They talk about how fellow host Cindy Funk introduced him to the station as a listener and his early days as a host.

Detours airs Saturday afternoons 1-3pm.

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