Arts & Culture

Combining members of The Noodle Factory and Negative Ghostrider, The Wretched Few have honed a sound all their own incorporating a classic Dayton funk sound.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about forming their sound, upcoming gigs and more.

The Wretched Few will perform at Gilly's as part of Funk Fest on April 24th. 

Having previously visited the WYSO studios as Nine Mile Skid, Perry Rice and Mark Bittinger returned to Kaleidoscope with David Weeks, performing as Möbiustrip.  The band shared original music as well as their unique cover songs.  

Möbiustrip will perform on April 16th in Oxford, Ohio.

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "My Brother Urges One Last Fish Story."

Nasty Bingo return to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of their Yellow Springs performance.  The band talked with Music Director Niki Dakota about the origin of their name, their recording project and more.

Nasty Bingo will performance at the Emporium in Yellow Springs on Friday, March 27th.

Remembering Dad: A Teen And His Family Reflect

Mar 26, 2015
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Robert Henderson is a senior in the Ponitz Career Technology Center's media arts department. Robert lost his father Robert Henderson Sr. when he was only 11 years old. Since he was young when this happened, he wanted to use his youth radio project to learn a little bit more about his dad. He spoke to his sister and his mom.

Funding for the Dayton Youth Radio Project comes from the Virginia Kettering Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council and The Dayton Foundation.

With a fresh lineup and a new album, The Thought of You Waiting on Me, The Pullouts are dividing their time between performing live and working on a forthcoming EP.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about writing, recording and more.

The Pullouts will perform on April 4th at the Courtyard Lounge in Englewood and May 29th at the Tumbleweed Connection in downtown Dayton.

Jennifer Taylor

Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds return to the WYSO studios to share new songs on Kaleidoscope and talk about upcoming gigs, summer plans and more.

Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds are perform at Peaches in Yellow Springs on Saturday, March 28th.

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Birdsong."

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Herman Castro & Bill Castro

Mar 25, 2015
StoryCorps

On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we hear Herman Castro, the owner of El Meson, a well known local restaurant, talk about its founding with his son Bill Castro.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer and Antioch College student Dustin Maple.

Wright State University

As Wright State University's Creative Arts Center undergoes a renovation, the College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 16th annual Arts Gala.  The event showcases the work of students majoring in the fine and performing arts, and several of those students along with Jennie Buckwalter, assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts, visited the WYSO studios to chat with music director Niki Dakota.

Wright State University's Arts Gala is Saturday, March 28th.

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