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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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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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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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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Around the Miami Valley
4:56 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

2013 Dayton African American Cultural Festival Has Family Focus

Performers at the 2010 Dayton African American Cultural Festival

This year's Dayton African American Cultural Festival is themed "A Family Affair: Culture Matters," and a wide variety of music and talent will be on display this weekend. Two of the festival organizers joined Niki Dakota in studio to talk about this year's festival and it's intergenerational approach to community.

The Dayton African American Cultural Festival is August 24th and 25th in downtown Dayton.

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3:39 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Treetop Flyers Live on Excursions

Treetop Flyers
Credit Sam Ford Photography

After performing together for four years Treetop Flyers, have just released their debut album Mountain Moves.  The band won the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition in 2011 and talk about that experience and much more as Sam Beer and Reid Morrison join visit the WYSO studios for an acoustic set on Excursions.

Treetop Flyers will perform at the Rumba Cafe in Columbus on August 27th.

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