Excursions

Weekdays, noon-3pm

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
3:52 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Home Free Live on Excursions

Home Free performing in the WYSO studios
Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Home Free are an a cappella group that won season 4 of NBC's Sing Off, but the group has been around for nearly 14 years.  The members of Home Free visited the WYSO studios ahead of a local performance and spoke with Music Director Niki Dakota about their history, their sound and their television experience.

Home Free will perform tonight at Wright State University's Apollo Room.

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Music
3:10 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Paige Beller To Perform As Part of Cityfolk Reunion

Paige Beller
Credit Aaron Cline

Tune into this broadcast of Excursions to hear multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Paige Beller become the first live musician to be a part of Thursday Threads. In addition to this, you can hear Niki and Paige talk about Paige’s upcoming performance at the Cityfolk Reunion, her incredibly busy schedule, the wide range of bands that she's a part of, and much more. 

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Arts & Culture
2:43 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Evie Ladin and Keith Terry Live on Excursions

Evie Ladin and Keith Terry

Musician, dancer, singer, and songwriter Evie Ladin came by the WYSO studios with percussionist, dancer, and educator Keith Terry, who specializes in body percussion. Evie and Keith talk about how they first met at Antioch College, Keith’s unique music style, Evie’s previous experience as a dancer with Rhythm in Shoes, as well as their June 18th performance at the Glen Helen building here in Yellow Springs. Tune in to hear all of this plus four fantastic songs performed by Evie and Terry just for us.

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Music
2:48 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

The Corndrinkers Prepare For Cityfolk Festival Reunion

The Corndrinkers

Tom Duffee and Linda Scutt of traditional country band The Corn Drinkers came by the WYSO studios to play a few songs and to talk about their upcoming performance at the Cityfolk Reunion. Duffee is a long time music host at WYSO and currently runs the country music show The Midnight Ramble on Saturdays 9:00pm - midnight. In addition to talking about their involvement with Cityfolk, Tom and Linda tell the story of how they started the Corn Drinkers thirty eight years ago and how that led to their marriage.

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Arts & Culture
4:35 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Human Race Theatre Presents Play It By Heart

WYSO was joined by many guests from the Human Race Theatre Company production of the musical Play it by Heart, which is being shown in the Loft Theatre in Dayton. Co-composer and lyricist David Spangler as well producing artistic director Kevin Moore discuss the origins of the play, David’s musical influences, and the empowerment of women in modern country music. Cast members Trisha Rapier and Kathryn Boswell even sing two phenomenal songs for us accompanied by Music Director Nils-Petter Ankarblom on the piano and Assistant Music Director Jay Brunner on the guitar.

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