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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WYSO Programming Notes
2:28 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Host Highlights: Doyle Wright

Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Doyle Wright of Down Home Bluegrass and Rise When the Rooster Crows.  They talk about Doyle's love for Bluegrass music and how he grew up hearing it on WYSO.

Down Home Bluegrass airs Saturday nights 6-9pm. Rise When the Rooster Crows airs Sunday mornings 6-8am.

WYSO Programming Notes
3:48 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Host Highlights: Conrad Balliet of Conrad's Corner

Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Conrad Balliet of Conrad's Corner. They discuss Conrad's rich history with poetry and the relationship between poetry and song.

Conrad's Corner airs weeknights at 7:59 and is also available as a podcast.

WYSO Programming Notes
1:25 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

Host Highlights: Rev Cool

Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Rev Cool of Around the Fringe. They discuss the beginnings of Around the Fringe, and Rev Cool's longstanding involvement with the local music scene.

Around the Fringe airs Friday nights, 8pm - midnight.

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4:45 pm
Fri April 8, 2011

Live on Excursions: Wolf Ram Heart

Wolf Ram Heart

Wolf Ram Heart hails from Columbus, OH and takes their name from an episode of Angel.  The band visited the WYSO studios ahead of their show at South Tavern Park, and chatted with Niki Dakota about their latest album, Betrayal of Hearts.  Recorded in the Hocking Hills, the band focused on giving the album a sense of place, which they hope to continue when the record their followup, hopefully entirely on equipment powered by solar energy.

Wolf Ram Heart performs tomorrow night at South Park Tavern in Dayton. 

WYSO Programming Notes
2:57 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Host Highlights: Cindy Funk

Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Cindy Funk, host of the Dear Green Place. They discuss the roots of Celtic music on the WYSO airwaves and Cindy's love for the genre.

The Dear Green Place airs Saturday afternoons, 3 - 5pm.

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