Excursions

Weekdays, 10am -1pm

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.

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Arts & Culture
12:21 am
Sat December 1, 2012

The Human Race Theatre Presents Oliver!

The Human Race Theatre is proud to present the reductionist version of Oliver! directed by Alan Souza. The show runs from November 29th - December 22nd at The Loft Theatre in Dayton.   The musical is based off of Charles Dicken's famous novel Oliver Twist which became a literary phenomenon in England around the 1830's. Many years later the book became a musical and a movie. The music of Oliver! was performed by many famous divas including Judy Garland and Shirley Bassey.

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Music
10:27 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Thrash About Dayton. 11/26/2012.

On this months segment of Thrash About Dayton, music and arts writer for the Dayton Daily News, Don Thrasher, talked about the Xenia, OH based band, The New Old-Fashioned. Their Debut album will be released on December 7th, 2012 at Canal Street Tavern during their CD release party. Special guests will include Tim Pritchard and The Boxcar Suite, and Absinthe Junk from Nasville, TN.

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Music
10:30 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Four Schillings Short Live on Excursions

Four Schillings Short spend most of their time on the road.  Their current project is called Around the World in 30 instruments, which incorporates traditional instruments from around the world played in both traditional and modern styles.  Four Schillings Short made a return visit to the WYSO studios to perform on Excursions and talk about the eclectic collection of musical instruments.

Four Schillings Short will perform at the Cedarville Library on Wednesday, November 7th at 2pm and at 6:30pm at the Yellow Springs Library.

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Film
3:00 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Producer Julia Riechert on Excursions

Julia Reichert joined Niki Dakota on Excursions to talk about the upcoming premiere of the short documentary Sparkle. Reichert is an award winning documentary film maker with her partner Steve Bognar. This latest film tells the story of Sheri 'Sparkle' Williams a dancer with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) and her journey after what should have a career ending injury and the history of the DCDC. Williams has been dancing with the DCDC since she was nine and since then has become central to the company.

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Arts & Culture
2:16 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

The Coffin Daggers Come to Town for Yelloween

The Coffin Daggers

Saturday night marks the third annual Yelloween celebration in downtown Yellow Springs.  Organizer Brother Bear visited the WYSO studios to chat with Niki Dakota about this year's event, which has a sci-fi theme.  The celebration will feature live music from the Coffin Daggers, a New York-based surf punk band with a sci-fi twist of its own, that also stopped by the WYSO studios to share some music ahead of their live performance.

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