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.

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Music
4:56 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle Live on Excursions

Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle

Matt Wabnitz, Casey Campbell, Ian Mathieu and Scott Risner of the Americana/Folk band Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle came by the WYSO studios to chat and play some songs for us. Listen in to hear the band talk about their newly released EP, the fourteen months it took to get the band together, the recent insurgence of the word buffalo in band and album names, and so much more.

For more information on the band or for upcoming shows you can go to http://www.pricehillhustle.com/home

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Music
3:19 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Checking In With James McMurtry

James McMurtry

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

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Faith Morgan on the Passive House Revolution

Faith Morgan, director of Passive House Revolution

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.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Cityfolk Festival Reunion Coming to Courthouse Square

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.

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Arts & Culture
4:04 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Urban Nights To Highlight The Best of Downtown Dayton

Urban Nights in downtown Dayton
Credit 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.

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