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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Gospel / R&B
4:50 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Worship Leader and Grammy-Nominated Vocalist Anita Wilson

Ms. Anita Wilson is known for her dynamic brand of gospel vocals, described as a mixture of the Chicago Sound and Worship Soul
Credit Chandler West/Sun-Times

Sunday, March 9 2014:

Gospel artist Anita Wilson has released the single "That's What He's Done For Me" from her forthcoming sophomore project, Vintage Worship. Drawn to music and singing at an early age, the east St. Louis native developed a vocal style that merged traditional gospel with jazz, pop and R&B.

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Gospel / R&B
2:01 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Child Broadway Star Who Grew Into A Grammy-Winning Soulstress, Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills
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Sunday, Mar. 2 2014:

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gospel, R&B
1:01 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Reuben Studdard: The American Idol, Now 120 Pounds Lighter, Releases Sixth Solo Album

Studdard performing post-weight loss
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Sunday, Feb. 23 2014

We'll hear from 2003 American Idol winner Reuben Studdard. He's just released his sixth solo album, Unconditonal Love. Studdard, affectionately dubbed the “Velvet Teddy Bear” by legendary soul singer Gladys Knight, recently shed 120 pounds during NBC's Biggest Loser 15 weight loss competition.

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3:22 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

An R&B Take on The Beatles

Roberta Flack - Let It Be

Sunday, Feb. 16

In the spotlight: R&B legend Roberta Flack's interpretive album of Beatles' classics, Let It Be.  The classically trained pianist and four-time Grammy winner released the album in 2012.

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3:17 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

For You: Rudy Love and The Love Family

"This Song is For You"

Sunday, Feb. 9

Valentine's love songs including Wichita's own Rudy Love and the Love Family.  Bob Love explains the background behind their signature tune, "This Song is for You". Plus, the soulful sounds of Patti Labelle and Luther Vandross.

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11:44 am
Tue January 28, 2014

On This Week's Soulsations: 'The Floacist's' Second Studio Release

Natalie Stewart again pairs spoken word poetry and music on her sophomore release, Floetry Re:Birth.

This week, we shine the spotlight on Natalie "The Floacist" Stewart's sophomore release, Floetry Re:Birth. "Floetry" is a mix of poetry and spoken word put to music. You'll find the album-opener, "Start Again", featuring Raheem DeVaughn, reminiscent of 1970's Marvin Gaye.

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3:06 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Inspiring Gospel From Tamela Mann On This Week's Soulsations

Hear inspiring gospel music from Tamela Mann. The singer/actress won seven awards including artist of the year at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards in Nashville last weekend. Mann also won female vocalist and CD of the year for "Best Days."  

12:08 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Socially Uplifting Songs On Soulsations During The MLK Holiday Weekend

"Message Music" from the Ojays during this MLK Holiday weekend, the 1975 "Give The People What They Want", written by Gamble and Huff. The Philadelphia production/songwriting duo is known for their socially uplifting messages in their songs.

10:08 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Donny Hathaway Is Featured On This Week's Soulsations With The Recent Release Of His Anthology

Hear the soulful sounds of Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack, one of the 1970s most successful musical collaborations. The first-ever domestic 4 CD box set of Hathaway's work, Never My Love: The Anthology was recently released.  

11:19 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Best Music of 2013

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2013 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

Join KMUW's music hosts throughout January on Global Village, Strange Currency, Night Train, Crossroads, Soulsations and Straight No Chaser for a month-long feature of the Best of 2013. See individual show pages for more information on upcoming shows and to listen to past shows through the streaming archive.

Best of 2013 lists:

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