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, October 14

Sunday on Soulsations we'll hear from a member of the long time popular gospel group "The Winans" who has launched his solo career. Multi-Grammy Award winner Carvin Winans released his new single "Once In A Lifetime." The love song is from his upcoming 2019 album The Softest Way.

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Sunday, October 7

Sunday on Soulsations, new music by Anthony David.  The singer/songwriter’s release is called Hello Like Before, a tribute album to the legendary Bill Withers. David says, “In many ways Bill Withers is the artist most influential to my music career."

Sunday, September 30

Sunday on Soulsations hear a motivating tune from music icon Quincy Jones. The 28-Grammy-winning, legendary producer is the subject of the new documentary Quincy on Netflix. Jones’ new single "Keep Reachin" is a collaborative effort featuring British producer Mark Ronson and the soulful sounds of lead vocalist Chaka Khan.

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Sunday, September 9

Sunday on Soulsations, Philadelphia-born singer/songwriter/actress Vivian Green. Her latest soulful single "Vibes", is from her 5th studio album, VGVI. Green not only has love for singing but also has a passion for supporting children with special needs. Green says her 12 year-old son, Jordon, was born with unknown syndrome that affects his bones. Green spearheads the #IamDifferentIamHuman PSA campaign.

Sunday, September 2

Listen for an encore of a special edition of Soulsations remembering the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. She passed away from pancreatic cancer on August 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit. Franklin was 76 years old. Hear Franklin's music and some reflections about the iconic singer from fans in the Wichita community.

This episode originally aired Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Sunday, August 26

Sunday on Soulsations, hear new music from Jonathan Butler. The South African guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, celebrates the music of Burt Bacharach with his upcoming release, Close to You.

Sunday, August 19

Sunday on a special edition of  Soulsations we remember the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. She passed away from pancreatic cancer on August 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit. Franklin was 76 years old. Hear Franklin's music and some reflections about the iconic singer from fans in the Wichita community.

Sunday, August 5

Sunday on Soulsations, dance music from Roy Moye III. The Wichita urban gospel artist has released a new line-dance tune called “Hallelujah Slide,” receiving more than 18 thousand views on Facebook. Moye gained wide exposure during his performance with rapper/actor Common at the Wichita Riverfest in 2017. He’s won a national singing competition and sang the national anthem at KC Royals and Chiefs games. Moye is working on a new project to be released this fall and is teaching his line-dance at events around Wichita, including St. Paul AME Church on August 8th.

Sunday, July 29

Sunday on Soulsations, the soulful sounds of 70s and 80s R&B artist Evelyn "Champagne" King. The energetic singer was discovered at the early age of 14 when she accompanied her mother to her workplace at Philadelphia International Records. King was pushing a vacuum cleaner after hours and singing when producer T. Life overheard her and assured King he’d make her a star. King is known for such hits as "Love Come Down" and "Shame," which became one of the first records to be inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.  King will be featured in Wichita’s 4th annual Grub & Groove festival on August 25th at the Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover.

Sunday, July 22

Sunday on Soulsations, brand new sounds from legendary R&B band Change. The band was formed in Italy in the late 70s and heavily influenced by the group Chic. Change produced music in the 80s including the million seller funky tune, "A Lover’s Holiday" and "Paradise." The band’s debut album, The Glow of Love featured lead vocalist Luther Vandross. Change returns with original members Davide Romani and Mauro Malavasi, and new vocalist Tanya Michelle Smith. Hear their new single “Hit or Miss” from their forthcoming project Love 4 Love, scheduled to be released in September 2018. 

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