WYSO

Juliet Fromholt

Webmaster/Programming Coordinator /Deputy Operations Director / Host, Kaleidoscope & Alpha Rhythms

Juliet Fromholt has been listening to WYSO for as long as she can remember.  She began volunteering at the station while also serving as Program Director and General Manager at WWSU, the student station at her
alma mater, Wright State University.  Juliet does many things at WYSO including overseeing the station's web and social media presence, and hosting two music programs.   Juliet is proud to serve as a board member for the Antioch Writers' Workshop.

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Meghna Mahambrey's love of music has manifested in different forms over her lifetime.  From her early years singing as much as she could in school to recording with some friends in college to coming into her own as a songwriter and recording her latest album, Kind of Friend.  The recording process lead to the formation of a band, Meghna & the Majority.  Mahambrey and percussionist Aaron Farrier visited the WYSO studios to chat with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the recording process and what's next for the band.

Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter Joy Ike played piano as a child, but after several years away from the instrument found herself returning to music shortly before graduating college.  Ike, who's been widely recognized for being both a skilled songwriter and a percussive pianist, spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about her creative process and her latest fan-funded album All or Nothing.

Joy Ike will perform at Dayton's Ghostlight Coffee with Tiffany Thompson on Thursday, April 4th.

Yellow Springs band Wheels has been playing together since its members were in middle school.  Now with members in high school and college, the band continues its musical growth with the release of a new self-titled full length album.  Sam Salazar and Jamie Scott visited the WYSO studios to talk about the new album and its recording with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt

Wheels will celebrate the release of its self-titled album on April 6th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Housed in a former drugstore building across the street from downtown Dayton's Courthouse Square, the Collaboratory is a blank slate for developing collaborative projects.  The Blue Sky Project's Peter Benkendorf envisions the Collaboratory as being a hub of activity where community members can gather to brainstorm and develop new ideas.  Benkendorf sat down with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the Collaboratory space to discuss some of his vision for the space and how the community can get involved.

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A Cedarville University graduate, Jesse DeConto grew up experiencing both sacred and secular music and began playing with his family as a young adult.  In an interview with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt, DeConto talks about his musical roots and performing with his siblings in The Pinkerton Raid. 

The Pinkerton Raid will perform at Ghostlight Coffee in Dayton's South Park neighborhood on April 6th.  The band will also be in Cincinnati at Sitwell's Coffee House on April 5th and will open for Denison Witmer on April 13th at Columbus' Rumba Cafe.

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Starving in the Belly of the Whale recently completed recording their 4th full length album, The Foolish Fellow.  The album will be released on Record Store Day, April 20th, and the band will celebrate the release with a show at Blind Bob's on April 27th. 

Ricky Terrell from Starving in the Belly of the Whale made a return visit to Kaleidoscope to talk about The Foolish Fellow and perform live along with Denny Cottle and the Repeating Arms, who will provide support at the album release show.

Nick Dellaposta performs regularly with his father's blue band, but in 2012, he decided to also start working on his own project and formed To No End.  The band recently released its debut album, Curio and is gearing up to begin performing locally later this year and for the release of a brand new music video on March 21st.

To No End visited the WYSO studios to perform live and talked about putting together Curio and their upcoming music video.

The members of the Repeating Arms had toyed around with the idea of forming a band many years ago, but within the last year they began getting together to play together and developed their sound into something more acoustic and string-based.  The band recently completed their debut EP and visited the WYSO studio to share both live and recorded material and talk about their plans for the rest of the year.

The Repeating Arms will celebrate the release of their debut EP, on Saturday, March 16th at Canal Street Tavern.  They'll be joined onstage by The New Old-Fashioned ad Kris N.

Playing the accordion runs in the Makofka family, but it took a 60th birthday present for his father for Steve Makofka to take up the instrument.  Already an accomplished vocalist, pianist and guitar player, Makofka found that the accordion has opened several new musical doors and exposed him to many different players within the Dayton music scene.

Steve Makofka visited the WYSO studios to perform live accompanied by Todd the Fox and spoke about his musical journey so far and where he'd like to head. 

Conrad Balliet reads Matthew Birdsall's poems, "Hooked on a Feeling" and "Behavioral Health."

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