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.

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The transition from fall to winter marks the arrival of the season of the popping trees.  Members of the Miami Valley Flute Circle will gather for an afternoon of music and food at Sunwatch Indian Village to usher in the season.  Musicians John DeBoer and Troy Ball joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio for a musical preview on Excursions.

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Hello Emerson visited the WYSO studios ahead of their performances in Dayton and Cincinnati.  The band, which includew former WYSO intern Sam Bodary, played live on Excursions and talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their latest album Above the Floorboards, house shows and more.

Hello Emerson will perform a house show in Dayton on November 30 and at the Listing Loon in Cincinnati on December 1. More details at: https://www.facebook.com/HiEmersonMusic/

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Tim Shelton will join with a dozen musicians for a special holiday show, Very Vintage Christmas. Shelton, who also performs with bluegrass band NewFound Road, joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in studio to talk about this seasonal show at the Dayton Art Institute.

Tim Shelton's Very Vintage Christmas is Friday, November 30 at the Dayton Art Institute.  Tickets and more information at: https://www.veryvintagechristmas.com

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Moonbeau visited the WYSO studios ahead of their performance in downtown Dayton.  The Cincinnati-based band played live on Excursions and talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota.

Moonbeau will perform at Yellow Cab Tavern on Friday, November 23 with Isiclegang and GoodnightGoodnight.  More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/264174514239517/

Members of The American Landscape and Brother Hill and the Healers joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the WYSO studios ahead of their performance at the Yellow Cab Tavern.  

The American Landscape and Brother Hill and the Healers will perform at Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday, November 17. They'll be joined on stage by Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band and Amber Hargett. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1064365693736675/

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This year over 30 local musicians will once again gather to recreate The Band's final performance, The Last Waltz, but with an added twist.  The 2018 performance of Such A Night: The Last Waltz Live will feature the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of conductor Neil Gittleman on the stage at the Schuster Center.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota talked to Last Waltz organizer Jeff Opt about this year's extra special performance, which benefits WYSO.

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The next installment of the Dayton Philharmonic's Rockin' Orchestra Series is bringing seminal 70s rock band Jefferson Starship to the Miami Valley. WYSO's Niki Dakota spoke with vocalist Cathy Richardson, and arrangers/Miami Valley natives Tim and Louise Berens about the upcoming performance, and their respective musical practices.

Members of No Regrets and Ars Nova joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio for a capella singing ahead of the Miami Valley Music Men's 33rd Anniversary show.

The Miami Valley Music Men will celebrate their 33rd anniversary on Saturday, November 3 with a performance at the MIami Valley School. More details below.

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Cincinnati's Us, Today visited the WYSO studio ahead of their performance at the Trolley Stop in downtown Dayton.  They performed live on Excursions and talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their upcoming Dayton show and their prior performance on NPR's All Things Considered

Us, Today will perform at the Trolley Stop in downtown Dayton on Friday, October 26. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/565387937228810/

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Influential Dayton funk outfit Zapp is making a rare concert appearance in their hometown this weekend at the Schuster Center. WYSO's Niki Dakota, joined by Behind the Groove host Radio Basim, sat down with Lester and Terry Troutman from Zapp to talk (with signature talk-box) about the band and Dayton's funk history, and their new album.

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