Soulsations

Sundays at 6pm

Soulsations takes listeners on an engaging musical journey of R&B and Gospel music.

You’ll hear the sounds of Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, dubbed the best kept secret in the industry, musical innovators Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye along with other tunes from Motown’s golden era. You’ll discover the distinct sounds of contemporary gospel from Yolanda Adams to the long-time a cappella gospel quartet the Fairfield Four, known as house wreckers because they “bring down the house” when they perform.

We’ll also showcase new works from seasoned R&B veterans including Al Green and Aretha Franklin plus gospel siblings BeBe & CeCe Winans. Join Carla Eckels Sunday evenings for an hour of pure musical enjoyment.

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Sunday, June 28

This week on Soulsations, hear music from Earth Wind & Fire from their latest album Now, Then & Forever. Their first album in eight years, Now, Then & Forever allows the iconic sound of the band to connect past to present and even looks forward to the future of music. 

Sunday, June 21  

Janet Jackson, the youngest daughter of the famed Jackson family, is expected to have a new release soon.  BMG is proud to announce that it will release Unbreakable, the first album in seven years by the award winning, singer/songwriter and Oscar nominee.  Jackson is also embarking on a North American Tour and she’s scheduled to perform in Kansas City , MO on October 27th.  Hear some of her notable music, Sunday on Soulsations

Sunday, June 14

Coming up on Soulsations, we hear new gospel music from Gladys Knight. The legendary singer who turned 71 last month has recorded an inspirational tune with old school R&B flavor.  The 7-time Grammy Award-winner just purchased a school that she and her husband William McDowell are renovating into a community center.  Knight recently told Billboard magazine that they're passionate about making a difference in young people’s lives. 

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Sunday, June 7

Chart-topping gospel artist Marvin Sapp has a new album out titled You Shall Live. In a recent MLive interview, Sapp says his new album's message is about affirmation and declaration. He says the title You Shall Live is a declaration that "even though we go through many challenges in life and want to quit, it's not really an option."

Sunday, May 31

Sunday on Soulsations, hear a brand new duet from Motown great Stevie Wonder and new solo artist Tina Campbell from the Grammy-winning duo Mary Mary. Her sister, Erica Campbell, will be the headliner at the Gospelfest during the Wichita Riverfest Monday night, June 1st on the  Kennedy Plaza stage in downtown Wichita.  We’ll share songs from Erica's debut release called Help.  Plus, we'll  wrap up this month's Stevie Wonder Moments with Motown Museum’s Coraleen Rawls.  

Sunday, May 24

This Sunday on Soulsations, we continue our month long celebration of Stevie Wonder's 65th birthday with more Stevie Wonder moments!  Hear tunes from the musical genius plus Wonder’s childhood friend from Detroit shares what happens when the Motown star visits her home after touring on the road. 

Find more Stevie Wonder moments from KMUW online here.

Sunday, May 17

We continue our celebration of Stevie Wonder with his music and a look at his life! Hear Motown Museum’s Coraleen Rawls share stories about the musical legend  during his early days at Motown.  Plus music from a tribute album to Stevie Wonder and new gospel sounds from Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago.

Web Special: Here is Pastor Charles Jenkins and his ministry, Fellowship Chicago, performing their new single titled "War."  

Sunday, May 10

Sunday on Soulsations, we continue our month-long celebration of musical genius, Stevie Wonder. The Motown star  turns 65 years old on May 13th. Hear how young Stevie learned to play the piano with both hands from childhood friend, Margaret Terry, who lived in his Detroit neighborhood. 

Web Special: Here is Stevie Wonder singing gospel with the Williams Brothers- performing a live version of "I'm Too Close."

Sunday, May 3

We're celebrating the birthday of  Stevie Wonder throughout the month of May. The musical genius turns 65 on May 13th. Hear interviews with two of his childhood friends and an archivist at the Motown Museum in Detroit, Michigan.

April 26

Sunday on Soulsations, new music from 1970's R&B and funk band, Con Funk Shun. The group is set to release their new studio album, the first in two decades. Hear their new romantic love song “Your Night." 

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