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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Comedy
1:16 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

2 Hopeful Spinsters Stop by the Studio

 

 Excursions today was joined by Dellaney Peace, Heather Olt, and Matt Long. These three make up the writers for the comedy web series "2 Hopeful Spinsters." Dellaney and Oakwood High School grad Heather play the main characters taking the spotlight in the unique, soon-to-be-released show.

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Music
1:19 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Nelly's Echo on Excursions

Nelson Emokpae, performing under the name "Nelly's Echo," was a finalist on season three of the NBC show The Voice. He called in to Excursions today to talk with Niki about where he came from and how a refugee from Africa achieved musical success in the US. They discuss the reasoning behind the name "Nelly's Echo" as well as his experience for performing for the armed forces in Cuba.

Nelson and his two band mates will perform on Saturday, June 8th at 8pm at the historic Sidney Theatre in Sidney, Ohio.

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Music
1:43 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Mandy Jewell on Excursions

Mandy Jewell

Mandy Jewell stopped by Excursions today to tell Niki a bit about her adventure down to Tennessee to record her debut EP, entitled "The Road to Tennessee." They spoke about her unique blue Fender acoustic guitar, as well as the heartbreak that led her to some of the songs she's most proud of.

Mandy will play at One-Eyed Jacks tomorrow at 9pm with Good English and Repeating Arms filling out the bill for a night of great music.

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Music
1:49 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Austin "Walkin' Cane" Calls in to the Studio

Blues singer and guitarist Austin "Walkin' Cane" called in to the studio today to chat about his album, "Murder of a Blues Singer" and share a couple stories with Niki Dakota. Niki played three tracks from his album as they spoke about his guitars, sponsorship from National, and how he got that catchy nickname.

Austin "Walkin' Cane" will be performing at the beautifully restored Murphy Theatre in downtown Wilmington this Saturday, June 1st.

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Music
2:34 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Songwriters in the Round on Excursions

(Left to right) Daniel Dye, Kevin Milner, Tim Pritchard

 Kevin Milner, Daniel Dye, and Tim Pritchard stopped by the WYSO studios today to share a couple big laughs and great songs. Niki Dakota hosted as they all told stories and played from the heart.

These three musicians, along with six other of Dayton's best singer/songwriters, will be performing at Canal Street Tavern on Sunday night at 8pm  for the Singer/Songwriter Celebration. 

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