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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Music
2:40 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Todd the Fox Live on Excursions

Todd the Fox and Lisa Bunny
Frank Coleman Jr.

Todd the Fox returns to the WYSO studios to perform ahead of his appearance at the WYSO Community Concert.  He performs live on the air and chats with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about playing live, collaboration, and crafting homemade instruments.  

Todd the Fox will perform at the WYSO Community Concert on August 19th at Riverscape MetroPark along with Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band.

Music
6:30 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Live on Excursions: Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band

Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band

Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band return to the WYSO studios ahead of their appearance at the WYSO Community Concert.  This family band performs live on the air and chats with Juliet Fromholt (filling in for Niki Dakota) about growing together as a band, plans for upcoming travel and a new album in the works.

Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band will perform at the WYSO Community Concert on August 19th at Riverscape MetroPark along with Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Todd the Fox.

Music
12:45 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Live on Excursions: Bodie Wagner

Bodie Wagner
Allison Odell

Bodie Wagner and his brother Pop have roots in Yellow Springs, attending school right down the road from the WYSO studios at Mills Lawn Elementary.  Wagner says his father introduced the family to a variety of music when he studied at Antioch College in the 1940s and as a six year old, Bodie made his first appearance on WYSO.  Wagner has spent his life performing and collaborating with musicians across the folk community including Utah Phillips.

On a trip through Yellow Springs, Bodie Wagner joins Niki Dakota in the WYSO studios for live music and stories from his career.  

Music
10:51 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Live on Excursions: Scott Lee

Scott Lee

Scott Lee returns to the WYSO studios after a few years and a few miles of travel.  After a brief stint of performing and songwriting in New York City, Lee found his way back to the Miami Valley.  Lee performs live in the WYSO studios and chat with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about finding his way to Woody Guthrie's music and plans for an upcoming album. 

Scott Lee will perform this weekend during the Miami Valley Music Fest, Friday and Saturday (Aug 10th and 11th) at the Troy Eagles Campground. 

Arts & Culture
1:07 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Live on Excursions: Aaron Rourke of Rivers Unlimited

Construction on the Mad River to make it suitable for kayaking
Cindy Funk
  • Part 1 of Niki Dakota's interview with Aaron Rourke
  • Part 2 of Niki Dakota's interview with Aaron Rourke
  • Part 3 of Niki Dakota's interview with Aaron Rourke

Aaron Rourke returns to Excursions to talk about recent projects underway by Rivers Unlimited, an organization devoted to restoring and preserving rivers throughout the state of Ohio.  Rivers Unlimited recently helped efforts to get the Mad River designated as a recreational river with the help of a Dr. Ritter, Wittenberg professor.  

Rivers Unlimited will host a screening of Call of the Scenic River at Wittenberg University on July 27 at 7pm at the Bailey Auditorium 

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