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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Arts & Culture
2:51 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Wright State Film Student Showcase Work at Annual Big Lens Film Festival

The Big Lens Film Festival celebrates the work of graduating Wright State University film students.  Graduating senior Megan Hague joins Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the work she and her classmates are sharing on screen at the Neon Movies.

The Big Lens Film Festival is Thursday, August 22nd at the Neon Movies in downtown Dayton.

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Music
2:05 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Wheels Prepare for Local Finale

Wheels at the WYSO studios
Credit Steve Bognar

After several years and several albums, Yellow Springs band Wheels is saying farewell for the time being its members head off to work, school and travel.  Having performed on the air many times throughout the years, the members of Wheels stopped by the WYSO studios ahead of their perform at Canal Street Tavern for some live music and spoke with Excursions host Niki Dakota about what's next for each of them.

Wheels will perform their Canal Street Tavern finale on Saturday, August 17th

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Music
1:30 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Checking In With Davis Rogan

Davis Rogan
Credit Aubrey Edwards

Crossing the border from Tennessee to Kentucky, Davis Rogan calls in to Excursions to update Niki Dakota ahead of his performance at Canal Street Tavern.  Rogan was in the Dayton area earlier this summer as a solo performer of song and story.  This time, he's back with his band to play New Orleans-style rhythm and blues with their own spin. 

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Music
5:42 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

The Giant Steps Visit Excursions

The Giant Steps

The Giant Steps have stayed true to their name.  In a few years the group won Canal Street Tavern's Dayton Band Playoffs, produced their Transitions album and continued their careers as students.  The band visited the WYSO studios ahead of a performance at Canal Street Tavern and shared live music and conversion with Excursions host Niki Dakota.

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Music
1:59 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Sam Bodary Says Goodbye to Excursions (That's Me!)

WYSO interns Sam Bodary and Rory Papania
Credit Juliet Fromholt

I am Sam Bodary. I have been the summer intern for Niki Dakota on Excursions for the past three or so months. One of my responsibilities is to post here when we have live guests on the show, be it an interview, performance, or a little of both. Welp, I have run into a small predicament.

I was the live guest. This may read a bit awkwardly.

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