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.

Brian Lovely and Kelly McCracken of Cincinnati's the Flying Underground visited the WYSO studios for a preview of their performance at Blind Bob's. The duo played live on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about re-forming the band from an older project, recording and more.

The Flying Underground will perform at Blind Bob's with Me & Mountains on Friday, March 17th.

Pink Martini
Chris Hornbecker

The last time Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes visited the WYSO studios, they played Uno live on the air with Niki Dakota.  12 years later the duo returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their performance in Dayton to talk to Niki Dakota about their latest album, performing live and more.

Pink Martini will perform at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton on Friday, March 3 at 8pm.  More details here: https://victoriatheatre.com/shows/pink-martini/

Known as the drummer for The Mekons, Jon Langford is also a painter and public speaker.  Ahead of his appearance in Yellow Springs, Langford chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his storied career.

Jon Langford will perform at the Antioch School's Gala at the Foundry Theatre in Yellow Springs on Saturday, March 4th. 

courtesy of Beavercreek High School

The Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz is an annual celebration of jazz featuring performances from multiple bands as well as performances from Ellis Marsalis, Diva Jazz Orchestra and more.  The Beavercreek High School Jazz One Ensemble made a return visit to the WYSO studios to perform live on Excursions ahead of the event. 

The Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz is March 2-4, 2017 at Beavercreek High School. More information at: www.weekendofjazz.org

Ahead of his performance in Bellefontaine, Jordan Tice visited the WYSO studios with his bandmates Sam Grisman and Christian Sedelmyer.  The trio performed live on Excursions and talked with host Niki Dakota about their new album Horse County.

Jordan Tice will perform live at the Holland Theatre in Bellefontaine on February 25th. 

Joy Kincard and Robert Stewart from the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument joined WYSO's Niki Dakota in studio live on Excursions to talk about the history of and upcoming activities at the Wilberforce, Ohio site. 

Learn more about the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument at: https://www.nps.gov/chyo/index.htm

TechFest is a career exploration  and demonstration event that brings together educators and professionals in the STEM field.  Lyle Lockwood, chair of the Affiliate Societies Council, joined WYSO's Niki Dakota live in the studio to talk about this year's event, which is also TechFest's 15th anniversary.

TechFest 2017 is Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th at Sinclair Community College.

Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio is a comedic opera with a twist ending and virtuosic music.  In anticipation of Dayton Opera's presentation,  stage director Kathleen Clawson,  tenor Robert Norman, soprano Chelsea Friedlander, and Dayton Opera chorus master Jeffrey Powell joined WYSO's Niki Dakota in the WYSO studios for musical preview and behind the scenes conversation. 

Carl Van Vechten / via the Library of Congress

World House Choir director Dr. Cathy Roma returns to the WYSO studios joined by Antioch College professor Dr. Kevin McGruder to talk about an upcoming series of collaborative events commemorating Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. 

The Living in Divided States exhibit has been in display at Antioch College's Herndon Gallery since December.  It explores concepts of diversity and division in post-election America through a variety of art forms and activities. 

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