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, March 19

Hear music from Sister Sledge best known for their 1979 anthem "We Are Family." Vocalist Joni Sledge, a founding member of the R&B group, died March 10th.  She was 60 years old.

Sunday, March 12

Hear music from 70's R&B funk band Slave. The Ohio band is known by its most popular songs “Just A Touch of Love,” “Watching You,” “Slide” and “Weak at the Knees.”  Former lead singer Steve Arrington, who joined the band in 1979, is currently in studio working on a new release.  

Sunday, March 5

Coming up on Soulsations music from Tom Browne, the 1980 "Funkin' For Jamaica." Check out the story behind the song here:

Plus, British band Loose Ends and uplifting gospel from Stellar Award-winner Jonathan Nelson, who will be part of the 2017 Wichita Riverfest lineup. 

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Sunday, February 26

Sunday on Soulsations new music from R&B legend  Charlie Wilson. He has a new release out called “In It To Win It,” the same name as his latest tour with special guest Fantasia and Johnny Gill, which stops in Kansas City, MO on March 16th. 

Sunday, February 19

He’s been described as totally original with a voice impossible to mistake. We remember jazz soul artist Al Jarreau. The 76-year-old 7 time Grammy winner died Friday, February 12, 2017. 

Sunday, February 12

Sunday on Soulsations hear soulful love songs as we head into Valentine's Day Tuesday!

Sunday, February 5

Sunday on Soulsations hear brand new music from one of the top selling female gospel artists of all time, CeCe Winans. Her new release called “Let Them Fall In Love” was produced by her son Alvin Love III. 

Sunday, January 22

Hear fan favorite love songs from Anita Baker.  The soulful songstress reportedly took to twitter last week writing about her retirement.

“Lotta rumours out there. No Tour. No CD. #Retired#BeachBum#ThankUJesus.”

Baker added, “Jan 26th will celebrate my 59th BDay (lord willing) retirement was 1 of many goals/dreams #SuchaBlessing.”

“I still love 2 write & record music… its part of my DNA. But, im on a different road. #BeachBum.”

We’ll share some of her award-winning music Sunday at 6 pm on Soulsations

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Sunday, January 15

Sunday on Soulsations Gospel singers Darwin Hobbs and Karen Clark Sheard sing a tribute song to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It's featured on the HBO movie soundtrack Boycott.  The slain civil rights leader would have been 88 today, January 15th.  We’ll also feature the sounds of Honey In The Rock, The Isley Brothers and The Staple Singers.  Find out more about MLK events this holiday weekend at kmuw.org.

Sunday, January 8

Sunday on Soulsations, hear California East Bay vocalist, poet, actress, African drummer and musician, AhSa-Ti Nu. Her debut release REBORN soulfully combines old school R&B, classical jazz, reggae roots with a little funk on top. AhSa-Ti Nu studied at Wichita State University and is a Wichita Heights High School graduate.

Here's the single "My Pharaoh" from her latest release. 

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