Wednesday, 8 - 11pm

Every Wednesday night Juliet Fromholt talks to musicians, filmmakers, and artists from the Miami Valley and beyond and more often than not, you're treated to a set of music performed live in the WYSO studios.  You'll also hear some of the best music from emerging artists and old favorites from around the world. 

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Channeling stories through music, video and community participation, Yellow Springs-based collective Toadstool Shadow is releasing the first part of their three-part fantasy rock opera.  Chris Till, joined by videographer Eli Bowsman and actors Sayre Hudson and Arielle Johnson, spoke to Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt via Skype about the project thus far.

Boomerang Sky's debut EP will be released June 11.
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Boomerang Sky, the newest project from Joe Atkinson, is preparing to release a debut EP on June 11.  Atkinson spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt via Zoom about writing, recording, and quarantine listening, and he shared some acoustic songs in a virtual live session.

Come On Sit Down is the second full length album from Kyleen Downes. Recorded throughout 2019, the album is a mix of songs written before and during the studio process. "Big Top" was the last song recorded and is the focus of a conversation between Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt and band members Kyleen Downes, Charley Skira, and Gub Pedrotti.

When Dayton native Eric Mahoney faced COVID-19 quarantine with his family, the Brooklyn-based filmmaker and musician decided it was time to dive into a new project.  The Kon-Tiki Podcast asks filmmakers and musicians to choose two films they reccommend for a quarantine double-feature.  As the first season of the podcast wrapped up, Mahoney spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about launching the podcast and some of his favorite moments so far. 


Typically performing with Isaac Schaefer and Zac Pack as Seth Canan and the Carriers, Seth Canan will release his first solo work on Friday, May 15 in the form of two self-produced singles, "Keep Some Light" and "Nothing Here Now." Canan spoke with Kaleidsocope host Juliet Fromholt via Skype about the self-producing the new release in quarantine.

Returning guest Dave Obenour joins Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt via Skype to talk about some of the latest artists featured on Off Shelf including Anna Burch, Lindy Vision, Clifffs, and THICK. 

Off Shelf is a music and culture website and digital zine based in Dayton, Ohio. Learn more at: http://offshelf.net/

The Neon Movies
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The arts and entertainment industries have had to make quick moves to adjust to stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders across the country, and longtime Dayton arthouse theater The Neon has gone to virtual screenings to keep the movies coming during this time. Jonathan McNeal from The Neon spoke with Kaleidoscope's Juliet Fromholt about what the theater is doing to continue offering their services to customers safely while theaters are physically closed.

The Nautical Theme | Bandcamp

Dayton's The Nautical Theme released their sophomore album last month, called "Lows and Highs." To celebrate the new album, the indie-folk duo of Matt Shetler and Tesia Mallory spoke via Skype with Juliet Fromholt of Kaleidoscope about the recording process, and its release in the time of quarantine.

The Nautical Theme's new album, "Lows and Highs," is available now.


Many artists and creators have moved their events online during Ohio's stay-at-home order, and Dayton Poetry Slam has joined in. Kaleidoscope's Juliet Fromholt spoke via Skype with Link Schreiber of Dayton Poetry Slam about their efforts to continue hosting their gatherings virtually during this time, and how they've adjusted to Discord-assisted slams. 

Dayton Poetry Slam will be hosting multiple online events a month during Ohio's stay-at-home order, more information can be found on their Facebook page.

David Payne and Heather Redman's new EP is called Stay At Home.

Local singer-songwriters David Payne (of The New Old-Fashioned) and Heather Redman have recorded and released a new EP made of covers of their Dayton musician peers. Called "Stay Home," and recorded at home while under the state stay-at-home order, the EP features covers of songs from Amber Hargett, Salvadore Ross, Charlie Jackson, and Age Nowhere. Kaleidoscope's Juliet Fromholt spoke with Payne and Redman over Skype about what inpsired them to reinterpret these local tunes.