WYSO

Excursions

Weekdays, noon-3pm

Like the name suggests, Excursions is a daily journey across musical genres and eras.  Niki Dakota guides listeners through a broad cross-section of the newest music from Ohio, around the world, and everything in between while also spending time with beloved classic tunes.  Each day is an adventure and on Wednesdays, you'll hear the fresh tunes from great artists new and old during the noon hour.  Play for fun and prizes on Thursday Threads, and you can put a song on the playlist every Friday when we spin theme tunes.

Team Void joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions ahead of their appearance at the 2018 Voodoo Carnival Masquerade.  The band performed songs from their upcoming EP, Cursed to Rock the Living and talked with Dakota about their luncha-rock roots.

Team Void will perform at the 2018 2018 Voodoo Carnival Masquerade at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY.  More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/124156044796102/

Brooks Daugherty joined WYSO music director Niki Dakota in the studio for an acoustic preview of his new album live on Excursions.  

Brooks Daugherty will celebrate the release of his new CD on March 9 at Hannah's in downtown Dayton. 

Steve Connell is an actor, performer, and poet who fuses many different art forms into his unique performances.  As Connell begins his residency at the University of Dayton, he visited the WYSO studios for a conversation with Niki Dakota live on Excursions.  

Steve Connell will perform his solo work, Fluent, at the University of Dayton on Friday, February 2. The culminating performance of his residency at UD is February 23 and 24. 

Culture Works Executive Director Lisa Hanson joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the inaugural Eat.Drink.Arts.  The event series pairs local restaurants with arts organizations for a unique dining experience. 

Eat.Drink.Arts is January 16 - 21. Learn more at: http://cultureworks.org/eatdrinkarts/

Winterfolk Festival co-organizer Harold Hensley (Repeating Arms) joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live on Excursions to share music from and talk about the artistic participating in the fifth annual Winterfolk Festival.

Winterfolk 2018 is Saturday, January 13 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton

 

Hailing from Wilmington, Ohio, Seahorse Run visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  They talked with Niki Dakota about writing and recording their new EP Seahorse Ran and more.

Seahorse Run's EP, Seahorse Ran, is available now at https://seahorserun.bandcamp.com/releases

Regular Excursions guest, Jeff Opt visited the WYSO studios to talk with Music Director Niki Dakota about upcoming events at the Yellow Cab this winter.  

The venue will host a a special Canal Street Stories event honoring Mick Montgomery's former music venue on January 6, a special New Year's Eve ball drop and more.  For a full schedule of events, visit: http://www.yellowcabtavern.com/

Dayton International Peace Museum

Each year the Dayton International Peace Museum holds a luncheon to honor the winner of the Nobel Peace and celebrate work toward peace in the local and international community.  Sinclair Professor of Sociology Kathy Rowell, who will serve as keynote speaker, and Kevin Kelly from the Dayton International Peace Museum joined Excursions host Niki Dakota in the WYSO studio to talk about the event.

The Dayton International Peace Museum's Nobel Peace Prize Luncheon is Saturday, December 9 at Sinclair Community College's Ponitz Center.

DGMC

Members of the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus were among Niki Dakota's guests on Excursions this week.

DGMC President, Drew Huggins, and Artistic Director Kathy Clark spoke to her about their upcoming holiday concert and a new project underway that involves LGBTQA youth in the Miami Valley.

 

 

Local hiphop artist V-3 returned to the WYSO studios to share his new single, "Box 'Em Out" on Excursions.  V-3 freestyled live on the air and talked with Niki Dakota about working with fellow Village Fam member Issa Ali, putting Yellow Springs on the hip hop map and more. 

V-3's new single, "Box Em Out" is available now.  Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/Makemoves30

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