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.

Checking In With James McMurtry

May 30, 2014

Musician, singer, and songwriter James McMurtry called into the WYSO studios in the middle of his North American tour. McMurtry talked about a range of subjects from cell phones and their impact on the United States, his father Larry McMurtry’s new book, his upcoming album to be released in October, to his son’s musical career.

For more information on James McMurtry and upcoming shows, visit http://www.jamesmcmurtry.com/index.html

Faith Morgan on the Passive House Revolution

May 22, 2014

Filmmaker and board member of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, Faith Morgan came by the WYSO studios to talk about her newest documentary Passive House Revolution. Listen below to hear Faith explain what a passive house is, and the distinction between passive and passive solar. Faith also talks about global climate change and the effects that inefficient buildings have on our environment.

Sunni Russo visited the WYSO studios to talk about the Cityfolk Festival Reunion on Sunday, June 22nd at downtown Dayton's Courthouse Square,where the festival began. Russo spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the bands that will be playing the reunion which include Son Del Caribe, Corndrinkers, and Stivers Jazz Combo. She says that there will also be a food truck and special activities for kids. The event will be free of charge and a fundraiser will be taking place at BD's Mongolian Grill at The Greene on May 21st to support cover production costs.

Lynn Adams

Courtney Deutsch of the Downtown Dayton Partnership called into the WYSO studios yesterday to talk about tonight’s Urban Nights event. Courtney told us all about the exciting things that will be happening at Urban Nights such as live music, runway shows, local artists selling prints, makeovers, Dayton dining, and much more. Tune in below to hear all of the details about the happenings at Downtown Dayton’s Urban Nights.

Neal Gittleman, the director and Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, came by the WYSO studios on May 1st along with Sean Michael Flowers, the vocal director of the Dayton Philharmonic, and guest artists from the Human Race Theater Company, Katie Pees and Jay Pierce. They came in to talk about the collaboration between Human Race Theater and the Dayton Philharmonic for their upcoming show “The Best of Broadway," and gave a little preview in the form of  three fantastic songs from the upcoming show.

The Minimalists To Speak At DVAC

May 2, 2014

Joshua Fields, author of As a Decade Fades, called into the WYSO studios to talk about his newest book Everything That Remains: A Memoir by the Minimalists, co written with Ryan Nicodemus. Joshua talks about what inspired him to become a minimalist, writing, and the many forms of minimalism.

Rebellum Live on Excursions

May 1, 2014

Rebellum came by the WYSO studios after playing the first of two nights in Dayton on their U.S. ‘pre tour’ to the release of their debut album The Darknuss. Listen as they talk about their new album, where they are from, as well as the four shows that they're playing in Dayton. If you tune in, you will also get to live renditions of four songs from their album The Darknuss, which will be released later this year.

Rob Fetters Live on Excursions

Apr 28, 2014
Dennie Eagleson

A staple of the Cincinnati music scene performing solo as well as with the Psychodots, Rob Fetters has also enjoyed a long career in commercial music.  Fetters visited the WYSO studio to perform acoustic versions of songs from his latest solo album, Saint Ain't, and spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the process of writing and recording the album as well his storied musical career.

Robert Sanae Live on Excursions

Apr 25, 2014
Andrew Grigiss

Local musician, producer, and composer Robert Sanae came by the WYSO studios last week to play three songs off of his new album Indigo Blue. During his time in the studio Robert also talks about the logistics of playing shows, his family’s affiliation with music, composing, and his musical background.

Local music pioneer Don Thrasher came by the WYSO studios to talk to Niki Dakota on Excursions. Don talks about the Dayton Music Fest as well as his label Gas Daddy Go, and is about to release the debut album for the band Me Time. Tune to hear a song from Me Time’s new album as well as a song from the Buffalo Killers. 

If you would like more information about Don’s label you can head on over to: http://gasdaddygo.bandcamp.com/

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