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.

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

This year marks the fourth annual Dayton Dia de los Muertos celebration.  The day is a celebration of life and loved ones in the Mexican tradition with a parade, imagery of sugar skulls and more.  Three of the organizers, London Coe, Gabriela Pickett, and Tiffany Clark visited the WYSO studios to chat with Niki Dakota about the tradition and this year's event.

Dia de los Muertos Dayton will take place on Sunday, November 1st with a parade down Fifth Street and will culminate at the Missing Peace Art Space.

Filmmakers Eryn Montgomery and Kel Lind join WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the films they're presenting in this weekend's Big Lens Film Festival, which showcases new work from Wright State University's film program.

The Big Lens Film Festival is Friday, October 16th at the Dayton Art Institute.

Ahead of his appearance in Dayton, comedian Bill Burr chats with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his comedy, podcasting and more.

Bill Burr will perform at the Schuster Center on October 20th at 7pm.

Actor and comedian Tim Meadows joins WYSO Music Director live in the studio on Excursions for a conversation about his career, musical inspiration and more.

Tim Meadows will perform at Wiley's Comedy Club in Dayton on October 2nd and 3rd.

Local filmmaker and photographer Jennifer Taylor and musician and filmmaker Tim Gebard visit the WYSO studio to talk about their collaboration, The Fall League.  The film tells the story of a senior citizens softball league and is gaining national attention.  Tim and his son Aaron also performed music from the film live in the WYSO studios.

Midwest Outdoor Experience brings music and outdoor culture together
courtesy of Five Rivers Metroparks

Brent Ansligner from Five Rivers MetroParks joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a preview of the Midwest Outdoor Experience, a two day festival of music and outdoor culture. 

Midwest Outdoor Experience is October 2nd and 3rd at Eastwood MetroPark.

Comedian Emo Philips joins WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio ahead of his appearances at Wiley's Comedy Club in Dayton.  They discuss his return to Dayton, his writing process and more.

Emo Philips performs at Wiley's Comedy Club in the Oregon District September 24-26th.

Ahead of the Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest, Jake Kouwe of the Chardon Polka Band caught up with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his band's unique brand of polka music.

The Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest is Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th.

Byrd Photography

Gran Bel Fisher return to the WYSO studios in the midst of their latest tour in support of Yokefellow, their new album.  The duo performed live on Excursions and talked to Niki Dakota about their latest album, their travels and more.

Brian Ehlers, manager of the historic Clifton Opera House, joins Niki Dakota live in the WYSO Studio to talk about the history of the venue, future musical plans and gives a preview of this fall's lineup of shows.

Learn more about the Clifton Opera House at its website: http://www.villageofclifton.com/clifton-opera-house/

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