WYSO

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.

Kim Richey's latest album Edgeland is out now on Yep Roc records.
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Kim Richey, who had previously visited the studio for the release of her 2007 Chinese Boxes album, returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  She talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about her latest album Edgeland, collaborating with other artists, and her Ohio roots.

Anna Moss and Joel Ludford of Handmade Moments
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Performing as Handmade Moments, Anna Moss and Joel Ludford visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of their performance in downtown Dayton.  The duo talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about songwriting, their travels and more.

Handmade Moments will peform at Hannah's on Ludlow in downtown Dayton on Saturday, August 11. Learn more at: https://www.handmademomentsmusic.net/

Gina Chavez and her band will open the Levitt Pavillion Dayton on Thursday August 9.
courtesy of the Levitt Pavillion Dayton

Bilingual Latin folk artist Gina Chavez will give the inaugural performance at the newly constructed Levitt Pavillion Dayton.  Chavez and her band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excursions earlier in the day.

Gina Chavez will perform at the Levitt Pavillion Dayton on  Thursday, August 9 at 7p.m. Her new EP, Lightbeam, is available now.

Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band will once again host their Madden Road Micro Music Fest in Mutual, Ohio.
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Daniel Dye and The Miller Road Band returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their Madden Road Micro Music Fest, which will feature live music, hiking trails, and various workshops.  The family band performed live on Excursions and talked with WYSO music director Niki Dakota about the event.

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Oregon-based songwriter and Antioch College alumus Rob Tobias visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  He talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his local roots, hope in songwriting and more.  

Learn more about Rob Tobias at: http://www.robtobias.com/

DCDC dancers perform in the heart of downtown Dayton.
courtesy of the Downtown Dayton Partnership

Art in the City combines visual and performing arts, which will be highlighted throughout the downtown Dayton as a culmination of the DP&L Summer in the City series. The Downtown Dayton Partnership's Val Beerbower visited the WYSO studios to preview the event live on Excursions with Niki Dakota, who will emcee the Community Stage. 

Art in the City is Friday, August 3, 5-10p.m. throughout downtow Dayton. Learn more at: http://www.downtowndayton.org/things-to-do/summer-in-the-city/art-in-the-city/

Paul Lazar will perform 'Cage Shuffle' on July 20 at the Foundry Theater.
courtesy of Antioch College

In Cage Shuffle Big Dance Theater's Paul Lazar performs randomized one-minute stories from John Cage's 1963 score Indeterminacy to set choreography by Annie-B Parson.  Lazar visited the WYSO studios ahead of his performance at Antioch College's Foundry Theater for a preview with Niki Dakota on Excursions.

Paul Lazar will perform Cage Shuffle on July 20 at 7pm at Antioch College's Foundry Theater.

M. Ross Perkins will release his new EP later this summer.
Stephanie Baker

M. Ross Perkins joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a live set on Excursions.  They talked about his upcoming performance at Adventures Fest and forthcoming new EP.

M. Ross Perkins will perform at Adventures Fest on July 21. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1341255296006535/

The Pinkerton Raid will perform at Dayton's South Park Tavern.
courtesy of the band

Durham-based band The Pinkerton Raid visited the WYSO studios for a live set o Excursions ahead of their performance at Dayton's South Park Tavern.  The band talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their new album Where the Wildest Spirit Fly and more.

The Pinkerton Raid will perform at South Park Tavern with OldNews on July 11. More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2231367827148951/

The Corndrinkers will perform with Bobby Ingano.
courtesy of the Corndrinkers

Members of the Corndrinkers and Hawaiian steel guitarist Bobby Ingano joined Niki Dakota in the studio for a preview of their performance at the Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs.  

Bobby Ingano and the Corndrinkers will perform at the Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs on Wednesday, July 11.

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