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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12:05 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Dan Raridan Live on Excursions 12/10/2012

Dan Raridan stopped by Excursions to talk about his new album, Give It Up. The release of the new album with be at South Park Tavern on Saturday, December 15th. Dan Raridan will be joined live by the Calientes with special guests Josh Eagle and the Harvast City and Jane Sachs.

Dan performed three songs on the new album while in the WYSO studios including: "Dream With Me," "Sunshine in the Rain Be My Love," and "Hold You Tight." Dan played every single instrument on the new album.

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12:15 am
Thu December 6, 2012

The Young Heirlooms and Taylor Alexander Live on Excursions

WYSO was pleased to welcome musical guests, The Young Heirlooms and Taylor Alexander, into the studio for their radio debut live on Excursions. The Young Heirlooms are a Cincinnati, OH based band consisting of five musicians, Kyle, Claire, Chris, Kelly, and Benjamin. The group combines guitar, banjo, viola, and standing bass to create a beautiful modern take on folk music. The band is currently recording a full-length, eleven song album with an analog tape recorder.

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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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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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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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