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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1:15 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Hannah Beachler Joins Us for a Chat on Excursions

Hannah Beachler is a graduate from the Wright State University film school and the lead production designer for the film Fruitvale Station. Niki talked to her about her experience working on the film and sculpting the landscape around the actors. They also discuss the real events that inspired the inspiration of a feature film.

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1:55 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Streetcorner Symphony and Eleventh Hour Stop By Excursions

  A cappella music filled the noon hour today on Excursions as two great groups shared songs with us. Eleventh Hour, a high school pop a cappella group from Kettering Fairmont performed first with three covers. Niki chatted it up with the group's current members and about the yearly rotation of voices in the group. After that, Streetcorner Symphony, shared some tunes. They are an all male, professional group based out of Nashville, Tennessee. They just released a new album, Southern Autumn Nostalgia, consisting of all original tunes. 

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1:15 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Steve and Julia of Reinvention Portraits Stop by Excursions

Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert chatted with Niki today about the most recent of their projects, debuting at the Dayton Art Institute tonight. It's called Reinvention Portraits, and if you listen to this station in the slightest, you've probably heard of their work before. They discuss the growth of the project and its presentation at the Dayton Art Institute tonight.

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1:25 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Sultans of String Play Live on Excursions

  A duo of Canadian musicians stopped by the WYSO studios today on their way to Indianapolis, and we're so happy they did! The Sultans of String, as they call themselves, are Chris McKhool and Kevin Laliberte who play violin and guitar. The two share songwriting duties and are the cornerstone of the larger incarnations of the Sultans of String. We discuss their unique instruments and their long time on the road, as well as so much more.

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1:41 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Paul Sanchez and Davis Rogan Stop by Excursions

Davis Rogan
Credit Aubrey Edwards

Davis Rogan dropped in to chat with Niki today and link Dayton to the heart of New Orleans. He shared stories of his experiences as a DJ and growing up in New Orleans, as well as his work with the HBO show Treme. Racing in at the last minute, he was joined by Paul Sanchez, another New Orleans native, songwriter, and guitarist. We listened to songs from each of their records, with plenty of anecdotes mixed in throughout. 

You can see Davis and Paul perform a solo/duet show tonight at 8pm at Canal Street Tavern. 

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