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.

Circe Link Live on Excursions

Mar 24, 2014

Singer, songwriter, and poet Circe Link came by WYSO with her producer and guitarist Christian Nesmith before playing a concert at the SRS rehearsal stage out in Dayton. Circe and Christian discuss their beginnings in Los Angeles, how they met, the joys of house concerts, and a whole lot more. They also play three fantastic songs for us. Tune in below!

Jacob Diebold and Sam Salazar of Speaking Suns took some time to come by the WYSO studios. Jacob and Sam talk about their label Great Guys Records, which was started by their bandmate Connor Stratton as well as about their (now finished) kickstarter campaign to raise money for their upcoming album, Vanishing Country. To top things off Jacob and Sam even play three songs from Vanishing Country, including the first ever performance of one of the new songs from the album.

Julia Sweeney On Comedy and Collaboration

Feb 25, 2014

Comedian and Saturday Night Live alum, Julia Sweeney talks family, comedy, her ongoing tour with musician Jill Sobule. 

The Jill & Julia Show is coming to the Dayton Art Institute on February 28 at 6pm.  Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund at the Antioch School.  Tickets are available at 937. 767. 7642

Free Fall Theory Live on Excursions

Feb 11, 2014

Alex Dahle, Austin Labig, Brendon Dix, and Joey Gustin of Free Fall Theory came down from Tipp City, Ohio to make their radio debut at the WYSO studios. Tune in to hear three fantastic songs performed live on the air and also hear them talk about their song writing process, the story of how they met, and the story of Alex’s signed Tom Delonge series guitar. 

If you would like information about upcoming shows for Free Fall Theory you can go to https://www.facebook.com/FreeFallTheory

This week marks the inaugural performance of YSKP's original musical parody, Godzilla!  Writer and director Corrie Van Ausdal visited the WYSO studios along with Blaze Wright, one of the performers and songwriters.  Van Ausdal and Wright talked about the development of the production, and Wright shared one of the show's songs.

YSKP's production of Gozilla! is February 8-15th at the Glen Building in Yellow Springs.  More details are available at yskp.org.

Kevin Milner, Georgia Goade, and Mark Cantwil joined us in studio to talk local music and about their Solstice celebration show at Ghostlight Coffee in Downtown Dayton.

CT VanHoose and DJ Rupert are local filmmakers in the midst of production for Deviant, their latest work.  The film is local effort featuring actors and soundtrack musicians from the Miami Valley.  VanHoose and Rupert visited the WYSO studios along with local musician Scott Lee to talk about the film and its local components, and Lee performed live on the air with members of his new band.

Architect and aficionado of The Fourth Way, David Flannery, joins Niki Dakota on EXCURSIONS, to talk about Spiritual teacher George Gurdjieff, his music and movement, The Fourth Way.

Kris N. joins us with the lovely Lindsey Keene to talk about his new album: THE THANKFUL PARADE, Fifth Street, Don Thrasher, L's, and more.

Over the past few weeks, Yellow Springs has been a hot spot for bronze sculpture as the Village hosts the National Bronze Sculpture Symposium.  Antioch College's Dennie Eagleson and sculptor Susan Byrnes visited the WYSO studios to talk about Symposium and its culminating event, a bronze pour at the foundry at Antioch College on Saturday, October 26th. 

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