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.