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, July 22

Sunday on Soulsations, brand new sounds from legendary R&B band Change. The band was formed in Italy in the late 70s and heavily influenced by the group Chic. Change produced music in the 80s including the million seller funky tune, "A Lover’s Holiday" and "Paradise." The band’s debut album, The Glow of Love featured lead vocalist Luther Vandross. Change returns with original members Davide Romani and Mauro Malavasi, and new vocalist Tanya Michelle Smith. Hear their new single “Hit or Miss” from their forthcoming project Love 4 Love, scheduled to be released in September 2018. 

Sunday, July 15

Sunday on Soulsations, new music from R&B legend Chaka Khan. It’s been more than a decade since the “I’m Every Woman” singer recorded a new album. Khan recently released a new video featuring her funky new single called “Like Sugar”. She teams up with producer, Switch, for her forthcoming album to be released on Diary Records.

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Sunday, July 8

Sunday on Soulsations, new R&B music from Lynne Fiddmont. She’s sang soul, jazz and pop with Stevie Wonder, Seal, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, George Duke, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Streisand, B. B. King and Phil Collins. Fiddmont calls her 4th album, Power of Love, a throwback to when music was a groove and love was king.  

Sunday, July 1  

Sunday on Soulsations, “Sweet Love” singer Anita Baker. The R&B music legend recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards 2018. The eight-time Grammy award winner is in the mist of her Anita Baker Farewell Tour. 

Sunday, June 24

Sunday on Soulsations the sounds of ultra soulful songstress, Stephanie Mills. The legendary Grammy-winning artist and Broadway actress has launched Stephanie Mills Network on YouTube. Mills continues to tour and is scheduled to perform on a Soul Train cruise (January 2019) with other artists including George Clinton, Gladys Knight and the Ohio Players.  

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Award-winning gospel artist John P. Kee will be the headliner of this year’s Gospelfest on Monday at the Wichita Riverfest.

 

Sunday, May 27

This Sunday on Soulsations, legendary R&B crooner Howard Hewett talks about writing the 1980 hit "For the Lover in You" for the group Shalamar. Hewett is known for his soulfully smooth voice and still tours with Shalamar, singing lead vocals. Aside from Hewett, Shalamar's classic lineup included Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel. The group produced a total of three gold albums including Big Fun in 1979, Three for Love in 1980 and Friends in 1982. The latter eventutally went platinum.

We'll also feature gospel music from John P. Kee, headliner for Gospelfest at this year's Wichita Riverfest on Monday, June 4.

Sunday, May 20

Sunday on Soulsations we'll hear the soulful sounds of American Idol’s Ruben Studdard. He has a new release that pays tribute to legendary singer, songwriter and producer Luther Vandross.

Sunday, May 13

Listen for the soulful sounds of Stevie Wonder tonight at 6 p.m. on Soulsations. The musical genius turns 68 years old on May 13, and we're celebrating all month long with Stevie Wonder as our May featured artist.

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Sunday, May 6

Sunday on Soulsations, hear new music from the Funky Divas, En Vogue.  The trio has released their first new album in 14 years.

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