Arts & Culture

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.

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.

The 1984 Draft

The 1984 Draft returned to the WYSO studios for a full band set live on Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of their new album, Make Good Choices (Poptek).  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, the upcoming release show and more.

The 1984 Draft will celebrate the release of Make Good Choices on August 25 at South Park Tavern. They'll also perform at Tippapalooza on September 1 in Tipp City.

Tim Combs' debut album is out now.

Tim Combs visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope. The Hamilton native talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording his debut album Hazard Coal, his musical upbringing and more.

Tim Combs' Hazard Coal is available now. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/timcombsmusic/

Conrad's Corner: August 8, 2018

Aug 8, 2018

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Doreen"


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/

Most of you are familiar with the expression "the third time's the charm." But what does that mean, exactly? Well, in the case of Mark Bernstein it means that I have interviewed him three different times for the same book and that on the third try we finally got things right. Actually, that isn't entirely true. Here's what happened: we got things right during the previous century when his book "Grand Eccentrics - Turning the Century: Dayton and the Inventing of America" was originally issued in 1996 and I interviewed him for the first time.

"Mississippi Blood" by Greg Iles
Original recording made in 2017

This week, in Hour #2, we're examining the golden age of BUBBLEGUM POP: the precision-marketed sugary musical concoctions that served as a kind of gateway drug to teens and preteens through the late 60s and early 70s. Tommy Roe, Edison Lighthouse, The Archies... make sure you brush and floss after this one kids- THIS episode will give you cavities. But first...

Conrad's Corner: August 2, 2018

Aug 2, 2018

David Garrison reads his poem, "Langston Hughes"