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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Music
2:06 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Gathering Mercury Gather Local Musicians to Benefit Animals In Need

Ashley Stacy of Gathering Mercury

Saturday evening at Canal Street Tavern marks Peace, Love and Pits, a benefit show put on by local band Gathering Mercury.  Funds raised will benefit the Miami Valley Pit Crew, a nonprofit devoted to rescue and fostering dogs, in particular "Bully" breeds.  Gathering Mercury's Ashley Stacy made a return visit to the WYSO studios for an acoustic preview with Niki Dakota.

Gathering Mercury performs Saturday, September 14th at Canal Street Tavern.

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Arts & Culture
3:22 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Antioch College Div Dance To Feature Student and Community Artists

Div Dance flyer adapted from "Folk Dancing in Red Square, Antioch College, 1963" by alumna Janet Elfring '65.

Div Dance is an Antioch College tradition, a campus-wide gathering before students leave for 3-6 months to go on co-op.  This time around, Div Dance will feature live performances from Yellow Springs and Antioch College artists and is open to the community.  Several of those artists visited the WYSO studios to perform live including Antioch College students Della Jerkan and Zachary Sullivan.

Yellow Springs' Speaking Suns are among the community artists that will perform at Div Dance.  The band made a return visit to Excursions to share some new material.

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Music
1:47 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Blue Moon Soup Release Self-Titled Album

Blue Moon Soup

On the eve of the celebration for their new self-titled album, the members of Blue Moon Soup visit the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  They spoke with host Niki Dakota about the evolution of the band and its sound and the process of putting the album together.

Blue Moon celebrates the release of their new album on September 6th at Canal Street Tavern.

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Music
12:15 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Willy Mason live on WYSO

On Friday afternoon, Excursions got a visit from an exciting new singer-songwriter, Willy Mason. Mason and friends have been opening for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in between stops on the Gentlemen of the Road tour headlined by Mumford and Sons. Fresh off their converted little yellow schoolbus, Mason and longtime friend and bandmate Nina Violet gave a preview of what listeners should expect to hear at their performance this evening at the Gentlemen of the Road stopover in Troy, OH.

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Film
1:32 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

FilmDayton Festival Underway This Evening

As the FilmDayton Festival is poised to get underway at the Neon Movies in downtown Dayton, filmmakers Steve Bognar and Farihah Zaman join Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about what this weekend holds.  Zaman, along with Jeff Reichert, made a film called Remote Area Medical which will be screened on Sunday as part of the festival. 

The FilmDayton Festival is August 23-25th in downtown Dayton.

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