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
11:21 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Thrash About Dayton 2.25.2013

In this month's edition of Thrash About Dayton, Don Thrasher talked about the latest album out on the local Dayton record label, Atom Records. The new album is "Barrier Reef" by The Nicky Kay Orchestra. They are an instrumental band consisting of two keyboard players, 2 guitarists, a violin, bass, and drums. For more information about this album, visit www.atomrecords.com

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Music
1:27 am
Sat February 2, 2013

William The Accountant Live on Excursions 2/1/2013

Accounting has never sounded better than when it's involved with the creative minds of Kevin Bednar, Zachary Tamplin, Andrew Hahn, Chris Murphy, and Kevin Luce. They are the five members that make up Excursions' latest musical guests, William The Accountant." They will be part of the third annual Dayton Does Dayton at Canal Street Tavern this weekend, February 1st and 2nd at 7pm. The members of the band have roots in Columbus, Springfield and Yellow Springs. While in the WYSO studio they performed songs off their album, "Strophes," including: "To be a creator," "Mail Rooms," and "134."

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Music
12:30 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Cinder Home Live on Excursions. 2/1/2012

Among many of great bands attending this year's third annual Dayton Does Dayton event at Canal Street Tavern this weekend, February 1st and 2nd, is Cinder Home. They are Shawn Zerkle (Guitar/vocals), Calvin Garber (Guitar/Mandolin/Perc.), Gabe Cottrel (Banjo/Perc./Vocals), Meredith Miles (Viola), and Trey Miller (Bass).

Cinder Home will take the stage at Canal Street Tavern during Dayton Does Dayton on Friday, February 1st. For more information about Cinder Home or Dayton Does Dayton search them on Facebook or visit www.canalstreettavern.com

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Music
11:23 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Reyna and Dana Live on Excursions. 1/30/2012

WYSO welcomed into the studio the music of Reyna and Dana. The duo consists of Reyna Spears on piano and Dana Farley on guitar. Both are also part of a local band known as Curious Animals. Reyna Spears is from a family of missionaries. She spent part of her childhood in Peru. Dana Farley has made appearences on WYSO in the past including a performance with a bluegrass band in the 1970's.

Reyna and Dana will perforn live, February 2nd, at Canal Street Tavern in Dayton during Dayton Does Dayton. The show is part of a two night extravaganza of music from local artists.

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Music
1:31 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Live on Excursions: The Savory Chickens

WYSO was pleased to welcome live into the studio, The Savory Chickens. They will be playing on January 19th at the Springfield Arts Musuem during the opening reception of Outside in Ohio. The event starts at 5:30pm, and The Savory Chickens take the stage at 6:30pm.

The Savory Chickens are mostly a family based band consisting of Ricky Barnes on guitar and vocals, his two children, Henry and Audrey Barnes both on fiddle and vocals, Matt Newman on bass, and Michael Falk on Banjo. Ricky raised his two children on classical and fiddle music from a young age.

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