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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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.

WYSO Programming Notes
4:39 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Host Highlights: Tom Duffee

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, fill-in host Juliet Fromholt chats with Tom Duffee of the Midnight Ramble. They discuss the Duffee's love of old-time music and how hosting a program on WYSO was a family affair.

The Midnight Ramble airs Saturday nights, 9pm - midnight.

Music
3:04 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Live on Excursions: The Richter Uzur Duo

The Richter Uzur Duo

The Richter Uzur Duo features Viktor Uzur on cello and Brad Richter on guitar.  Uzur and Richter visited the WYSO studio ahead of their performance at the University of Dayton and performed several live songs on Excursions.  The duo chats with Niki Dakota about what brought them together as musical partners and how they make their two instruments work together in composition.  Their latest album, String Theory, is available now.

Music
2:20 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Live on Excursions: Threefifty Duo

Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick, the Threefifty Duo

Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick met in music school at Yale.  Now the classically trained guitarists perform under the name Threefifty Duo.  They visited the WYSO studios for a live performance ahead of a performance at Wittenberg University.

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