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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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8:49 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Steve Wonder Moments Continue On Soulsations Sunday

Stevie Wonder performs in 1976

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.

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8:22 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Motown Museum & New Gospel

A young Stevie Wonder

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."  

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8:29 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Child Prodigy- Stevie Wonder

A young Stevie Wonder

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."

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9:22 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Soulsations Honors Stevie Wonder In May

American prodigy Stevie Wonder

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.

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10:17 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Seventies Funk On Soulsations Sunday

Funk band Con Funk Shun

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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3:48 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Celebrating Al Green's Birthday

Soulsations host Carla Eckels poses with Al Green
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Sunday April 19

Tonight hear soulful music from R&B legend Al Green. The 11-time Grammy Award winner turned 69 on April 13th. He has also excelled as a gospel artist. In December 2014, Green received Kennedy Center Honors. Tune in for some favorites by this influential artist in celebration of his birthday. 

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1:15 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Uplifting Gospel on Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 5

Sunday on Soulsations hear L’Tanya Moore discuss recording her rendition of the popular Easter song "He Decided To Die." Plus other uplifting gospel tunes, including "The Blood Still Works" by Malcolm Williams and Great Faith.

1:19 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Sunday Evening With The 'Maestro'

'The Best of Thomas Whitfield'
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Sunday March 29

Hear uplifting gospel music from singer/songwriter arranger and choir director, Thomas Whitfield.  Known as the Maestro by colleagues and supporters, the Detroit native is credited with helping to shape contemporary gospel music with other musical styles from jazz to classical. He’s worked with artists including Yolanda Adams, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Quincy Jones, and Aretha Franklin.  

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12:19 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

New Gospel From Erica Campbell Of Mary Mary, Riverfest 2015 Headliner

Erica Campbell of the gospel duo Mary Mary

Sunday, March 22

Listen for new inspirational music from Erica Campbell of the popular gospel sister duo Mary Mary. We'll hear from the Help 2.0 album on Soulsations, including her new single "More Love." This new release is a reboot of her Grammy and Dove award-winning 2014 album Help

Erica Campbell is one of the concert headliners at the 2015 Wichita Riverfest. Campbell will close out Monday night's Gospelfest on June 1st.

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10:26 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Rhythm & Blues By Donny Hathaway On Soulsations Sunday

R&B vocalist and musician Donny Hathaway

Sunday March 15

Sunday on Soulsations, live music from R&B vocalist/musician Donny Hathaway.  He is mostly known for his duets with his Howard University classmate Roberta Flack. He also worked as a producer/composer for Aretha Franklin, Jerry Butler, and the Staple Singers.  Hear soulful music from his 1972 release Donny Hathaway Live.

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