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Fred Bartenstein Helps Tell the Story of a Bluegrass Bluesman

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Fred Bartenstein has been a bluegrass presence on the WYSO airwaves since the 1980's hosting programs such as Bluegrass Countdown and Banks of the Ohio.  Recently he edited Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir, which captures the stories and reflections of Josh Graves, an American musician who born in 1927. 

Bartenstein joins Excursions host Niki Dakota in the WYSO studio to talk about Graves' life and music and the process of compiling material for the book.

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In the course of her first live radio interview to promote the band, Niki’s keen excitedness manifest itself in extreme chattiness. At the conclusion of the segment, the DJ closed the mic and said, “You need to be in radio."  That was in 1990. In 2002, Niki’s radio career brought her to WYSO where she continues to enjoy a love of music and shares that love with the Miami Valley weekdays on Excursions.