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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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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Music
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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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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