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, January 28

Sunday on Soulsations, we remember legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela. He passed away in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the age of 78.  The trumpeter's global hit "Grazing In The Grass" was released 50 years ago. Masekela produced more than 40 albums. He is known for his song that’s considered the anti-apartheid anthem, "Bring Home Nelson Mandela," recorded in 1986. Masekela returned to South Africa after Mandela’s release in 1990.

Sunday, January 21

Sunday on Soulsations we remember gospel music icon Edwin Hawkins. He died Monday at the age of 74. Hawkins is widely-known for his arrangement of the hymn “Oh Happy Day.” The song, recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, became an international hit in 1969.

Sunday, January 14

Sunday on Soulsations new soul/funk music from Mr Jukes. 

Sunday, December 31

We end the year with music from an artist considered one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time. Hear an encore broadcast featuring tunes from jazz soul artist Al Jarreau. The 76-year-old 7 time Grammy-winner died on February 12, 2017.  We’ll also feature music from award winning gospel artist Tamela Mann who received her first Grammy this year at the age of 50.  

Sunday, December 24

Holiday sounds plus an encore broadcast of Christmas music and conversation from Wichita’s own Broadway star Karla Burns and baritone extraordinaire Earnest Alexander.

Sunday, December 3

We'll hear classic holiday songs from Leslie Odom, Jr.  The Tony and Grammy Award-wining vocalist is known for his stellar performance in the Broadway musical, Hamilton. 

 

Sunday, November 26

Coming up on Soulsations, a brand new release from MF Robots, which stands for Music for Robots.  The song is called "Believe In Love." About the song the band says, "Everyone could definitely use a little more of this right now, so 'Believe In Love' spread it around and let's bring the positive vibes out."

Award-Winner James Day

Nov 16, 2017

Sunday, November 19

Sunday on Soulsations, new music from songwriter and producer James Day.  His music has been described as “a joy inducing affair."  Day has won numerous awards including Billboard Magazine Awards, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award for Songwriting Excellence.

Sunday, November 12

Hear a brand new release from singer/songwriter, Ted Winn. He’s known for his popular tunes as half of the award winning duo Ted & Shari. The latest solo release from the popular gospel artist is called “Stand In Awe.”

Sunday, November 5

We remember Keith Wilder, the founder of 70s funk band, Heatwave.  The R&B singer, mostly known as the lead vocalist on their platinum-selling song “Always and Forever”, died on October 29th. He was 65 years old. 

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