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.

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. 

The Free Store is an Antioch College tradition that promotes recycling and resource sharing, and for one weekend the store will be open to the larger Yellow Springs community for an event called The Not So Free Free Store, which benefits student activities on campus.  Current Antioch students Joclyn Cruz and Alissa Navarrette joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota to talk about the event.

The Not So Free Free Store is Sunday, February 4, noon - 4pm on the Antioch College campus. 

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. 

George Bieri, joined by Carl Schumacher and Ryan Stinston, visited the WYSO studios for live set on Excursions.  They spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their own musical roots, the artistic community in Yellow Springs and more.

Tim Easton returned to the WYSO studios ahead of his SRS Studios show. He talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his musical roots, and they were joined by SRS Studios' Jim Foreman for a preview of the show live on Excursions.

Tim Easton will perform at SRS Studios in Dayton with Michael and Sandy Bashaw on Friday, January 26.

Three guest vocalist and a guest conductor will join the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in paying tribute to the many of the great women jazz singers in Sophisticated Ladies. Singer N'Kenge joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the upcoming performance and her life in song.

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/

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