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.

Midwest Outdoor Experience brings music and outdoor culture together
courtesy of Five Rivers Metroparks

Brent Ansligner from Five Rivers MetroParks joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a preview of the Midwest Outdoor Experience, a two day festival of music and outdoor culture. 

Midwest Outdoor Experience is October 2nd and 3rd at Eastwood MetroPark.

Comedian Emo Philips joins WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio ahead of his appearances at Wiley's Comedy Club in Dayton.  They discuss his return to Dayton, his writing process and more.

Emo Philips performs at Wiley's Comedy Club in the Oregon District September 24-26th.

Ahead of the Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest, Jake Kouwe of the Chardon Polka Band caught up with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his band's unique brand of polka music.

The Dayton Art Institute's Oktoberfest is Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th.

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Gran Bel Fisher return to the WYSO studios in the midst of their latest tour in support of Yokefellow, their new album.  The duo performed live on Excursions and talked to Niki Dakota about their latest album, their travels and more.

Brian Ehlers, manager of the historic Clifton Opera House, joins Niki Dakota live in the WYSO Studio to talk about the history of the venue, future musical plans and gives a preview of this fall's lineup of shows.

Learn more about the Clifton Opera House at its website: http://www.villageofclifton.com/clifton-opera-house/

Todd the Fox made a return visit to the WYSO studios ahead of his appearance at the 2015 WYSO Community Concert.  Joined by Queen Victoria and Alan Frazier, Todd the Fox gave a musical preview live on Excursions and talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about what he's been up to musically.

The WYSO Community Concert is Sunday, September 13th at RiverScape MetroPark

As Tecumseh Land Trust celebrates its 25th year, the organization is celebrating several big achievements this year.  Director Krista Magaw visited the WYSO studios for a conversation with Niki Dakota ahead of the organization's annual auction fundraiser.

Tecumseh Land Trust's annual auction is September 18th in Springfield

As the World House Choir prepares for its performance of Paul Winter's Missa Gaia, director Dr. Cathy Roma joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a conversation about the piece.

The World House Choir will perform Missa Gaia September 11-13th.

Zach Sliver and Brett Hill join Niki Dakota live in the WYSO studio to discuss the inaugural Great Dayton Clean-Up, a grassroots initiative to clean up areas of the city as part of the Dayton Inspires program.

The Great Dayton Clean-Up is Saturday, September 12th.

Trey Stone made a return visit to the WYSO studios ahead of his appearance at the 2015 WYSO Community Concert.  Joined by The Septemberists, who he'll join on stage for a very special interlude performance before his own band Trey Stone and the Ringers take the stage, Stone chatted with Niki Dakota about his latest release and upcoming live shows.

The WYSO Community Concert is Sunday, September 13th at RiverScape MetroPark

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