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.

Todd the Fox made a return visit to the WYSO studios ahead of his appearance at the 2015 WYSO Community Concert.  Joined by Queen Victoria and Alan Frazier, Todd the Fox gave a musical preview live on Excursions and talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about what he's been up to musically.

The WYSO Community Concert is Sunday, September 13th at RiverScape MetroPark

As Tecumseh Land Trust celebrates its 25th year, the organization is celebrating several big achievements this year.  Director Krista Magaw visited the WYSO studios for a conversation with Niki Dakota ahead of the organization's annual auction fundraiser.

Tecumseh Land Trust's annual auction is September 18th in Springfield

As the World House Choir prepares for its performance of Paul Winter's Missa Gaia, director Dr. Cathy Roma joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a conversation about the piece.

The World House Choir will perform Missa Gaia September 11-13th.

Zach Sliver and Brett Hill join Niki Dakota live in the WYSO studio to discuss the inaugural Great Dayton Clean-Up, a grassroots initiative to clean up areas of the city as part of the Dayton Inspires program.

The Great Dayton Clean-Up is Saturday, September 12th.

Trey Stone made a return visit to the WYSO studios ahead of his appearance at the 2015 WYSO Community Concert.  Joined by The Septemberists, who he'll join on stage for a very special interlude performance before his own band Trey Stone and the Ringers take the stage, Stone chatted with Niki Dakota about his latest release and upcoming live shows.

The WYSO Community Concert is Sunday, September 13th at RiverScape MetroPark

Washington DC's Tomas Pagan Motta's latest, self-released album is Up and Away.  His first tour stop in support of the album was the WYSO Studios ahead of a gig in Yellow Springs where he chatted with Excursions fill-in host Tod Weidner about his musical roots and performed live on the air. 

Tomas Pagan Motta will perform at the Spirited Goat in Yellow Springs on September 4th.

Members of Manray visited the WYSO studios for a preview of their new album, Classic Jurassic, set to be released this weekend.  The band chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about recording the album and more.

Manray will celebrate the release of Classic Jurassic on September 4th at Blind Bob's.

Kicking off a month-long musical residency on Excursions, the New Old-Fashioned performed live in the WYSO studios ahead of the release of their sophomore full length album, Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights.

The New Old-Fashioned will celebrate the release of Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights on Saturday, September 26th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Having released their new album, No Hotel, The Claudettes returned to the WYSO studios to chat with Music Director Niki Dakota ahead of their Yellow Springs performance.

Ahead of his performance at Oddbody's in Dayton, Ellis Paul visited the WYSO studios for a live, acoustic set on Excursions.  The prolific songwriter talked to WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his music, his instrument of choice and more.

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