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, December 4

Hear Christmas music all month long on Soulsations including the signature sounds of Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston plus Micah Stampley and Sherri Jones-Moffett. We’ll also feature a special rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” from Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers. 

Sunday, November 27

Sunday on Soulsations we wrap up this month with our featured artist Earth, Wind & Fire! A book has recently been released entitled My Life With Earth, Wind & Fire by founder Maurice White. It tells the story about the late Grammy award-winner and the legendary soul/pop/funk band's rise to fame. 

Sunday, November 20

Sunday on Soulsations hear Pharrell Williams with a new single from the movie soundtrack “Hidden Figures".  The movie scheduled to be released in January 2017, showcases a team of African-American women who provide NASA with mathematical information to launch the first successful space missions. 

Sunday, November 13

Sunday on Soulsations, an hour full of Earth, Wind & Fire music. Percussionist and vocalist Ralph Johnson is one of the original members of the legendary band. Johnson says he’s been told that Earth, Wind & Fire music is being played every one minute and 38 seconds somewhere on the planet. Hear their music that spans generations and see Earth, Wind & Fire perform along with the 70s band Chicago as part of the Heart & Soul Tour on Wednesday, November 16th at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita.

Sunday, November 6

Sunday on Soulsations hear music from Take 6, the most awarded a cappella group in history.  The group has won 10 Grammy Awards, ten Dove Awards (Gospel Music Awards),  and several Best Jazz Vocal Group awards. The men completed a 25th anniversary world tour in 2015 and will be featured at Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, November 6th at 7:30 pm along with Manhattan Transfer.

Here's a short video showcasing their talents:

Sunday, October 23

Sunday on Soulsations hear new praise and worship music from gospel great Fred Hammond. It’s Hammond’s first live recording in almost two decades. He’s touring the country with other gospel artists as part of the Festival of Praise Tour

Sunday, September 25

Sunday on Soulsations hear one of the most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers. The Hall of Fame Vocal Group still remains a favorite on tour after 50 years of singing and recording award-winning music.

Sunday, September 18

This Sunday on Soulsations hear the soulful sounds of four-time Grammy award winning R&B songstress, Regina Belle. The veteran singer, known for Disney hits including “A Whole New World” with Peabo Bryson, released a new album this year called The Day Life Began. Belle will perform at the Hartman Arena October 16th as part of the “Festival of Praise Tour”. 

Sunday, September 4

Sunday on Soulsations, a conversation with Wichita gospel musician Steven L. Jones. He’s known for demonstrating his sheer joy in playing the Hammond B-3, electric organ. Jones has played at hundreds of church services across the city over the years. Hear music from his release, Songs I Play in Church.  The Gospel Music Workshop of America, Sunflower Chapter will hold a tribute honoring his 40 years of service to the Wichita community at Tabernacle Bible Church on Sunday, September 4th at 6 pm. 

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