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, August 14

Old school music will take center stage at the Grub & Groove festival coming to Wichita, August 27th.  Hear music from some of the featured artists on this weekend's Soulsations including the popular 70's funk group The Zapp Band. 

Sunday, August 6

Flutist Darnell White creates a new single in honor of ‘70s soul music icon, Marvin Gaye. White, who has written and composed music for the legendary Barry White, partners with veteran R&B vocalist Chuckii Booker for the tribute.

Sunday, July 31

Tonight we'll hear old school music from a band from the Bahamas! The Beginning of the End with the 1971 groove, Funky Nassau! Also we wrap up Guitar Month with the sounds of Jonathan Butler.

Sunday, July 24

As we continue jazz guitar month, hear jazzy summertime music from the dynamic ten-time Grammy winner George Benson.  

Sunday, July 10

Sunday on Soulsations, hear the gospel sounds of master worship leader, William McDowell. The Grammy and Dove awards nominee has spent years serving as music director for Ron Kenoly and is now the pastor of Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, Florida.  He is most widely known for his chart topping single "I Give Myself Away."  McDowell will be in concert along with a mass choir of more than 20 Wichita-area churches at Century II in Wichita on Friday, July 15th at 6:00 pm as part of the United Methodist Church South Central Jurisdictional Conference. 

Sunday July 3
This Sunday on Soulsations catch acclaimed a cappella group Naturally 7.  The talented septet, who use only their voices as instruments, are called the "Architects of Vocal Play".  Naturally 7 will open for Motown legend Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl mid July.

Check out their video Wall of Sound!

Sunday, June 26

This week on Soulsations we'll hear contemporary sounds from Dove and Stellar award-winning gospel duo,  Anointed.  Born in Columbus, Ohio in a family of nine, Da'dra Crawford Greathouse and her brother, Steve Crawford have sang from the time they could walk, first performing as part of the family group, The Crawford Singers.  The duo is known for pioneering a sound that crosses cultural boundaries.  The two currently serve on the worship team at Lakewood Church in Houston, TX, the largest congregation in America.  

Sunday, June 19

This Sunday on Soulsations we feature The Dazz Band, who have been inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame. They will perform at the WSU Metroplex on Saturday, June 25. Proceeds will go to the Real Men, Real Heroes organization which provides mentors to Wichita's youth. 

Sunday, May 29

This Sunday on Soulsations we'll hear contemporary sounds from R&B gospel artist Darlene McCoy.  The singer/songwriter, actress and radio personality is known for her uplifting music that inspires audiences of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. 

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