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
1:28 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Live on Excursions: Aaron Calafato

While trying to pay off his own student loans, Aaron Calafato found himself working at a for-profit university.  Based on his experiences in the for-profit education industry, Calafato wrote and performs in For Profit, a one man show that combines storytelling, comedy and theatre.

Calafato will perform For Profit this weekend at the Occupy Dayton Community Space on East Third Street in Dayton.

Music
1:00 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Live on Excursions: David Wax Museum

Photo by Erik Jacobs

 

David Wax and Suz Slezak, together known as David Wax Museum, stop by Excursions to share their bizarrely brilliant “Mexo-Americana” music.

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Music
1:00 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Live on Excursions: Water Liars

 

The Folk-Rock duo known as Water Liars stops by WYSO to chat with Chris Shea on this installment of Excursions.

Water Liars formed after an impromptu basement recording session between band members Andrew Bryant and Justin Kinkel Schuster. With only one microphone, the duo recorded an album that blended folk and rock in a standout way. Having played at the South by Southwest festival, Water Liars’ brand of ghostly folk with a rock edge is quickly gaining a following.

Music
3:26 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Live on Excursions: Local Tributes to Duran Duran

Duran Duran in 1983

In a special segment, Niki Dakota interviews the masterminds and several of the musicians behind “This is Planet Earth,” the upcoming Dayton tribute to Duran Duran, which takes place at Canal Street Tavern on March 16th.

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Music
2:34 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Live on Excursions: Wussy

Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker of the indie rock band Wussy stop by Excursion for a stripped-down performance and friendly interview with host Niki Dakota.

Wussy formed in Cincinnati in 2001 following the breakup of Cleaver’s previous group, Ass Ponys. The group released its debut album, Funeral Dress, in 2005, and followed it with a string of critically acclaimed records. Wussy’s latest album, Strawberry, was released in late 2011.

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