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.

Listen to the most recent Soulsations show:

Archive is updated between midnight and 3am after the show airs.

Click "previous episode" to hear more from the archive.

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. 

Album Cover Art

Sunday, October 29

Sunday on Soulsations, a new release by R&B artist Kenny Lattimore.  Hear love songs from his 9th album, Vulnerable. 

Sunday, October 15

Sunday on Soulsations we remember singer, songwriter, producer Bunny Sigler. He died on October 6 near his home in Philadelphia. He was 76. Sigler was a key figure in helping producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff develop the extremely successful sound of Philadelphia soul sound.

Sunday, October 1

New music from soulful singer/songwriter Ledisi.  Her new release is called Let Love Rule.   The  New Orleans native is a celebrated R&B recording artist. She's an occasional vocal coach and frequent “Artist in Residence” at The Berklee College of Music. As participant in former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Turnaround Arts Program, Ledisi donates her time to encourage students to explore the possibilities through the arts. And later, old school sounds from Wichita’s Own Rudy Love & the Love Family. The band will perform on Saturday, October 7th as part of the Old Town Concert Series at 2nd & Mead in Old Town. The event will kick off with the band, Infinite Layers at 7 p.m. 

Sunday, September 24

Sunday on Soulsations hear neo-soul singer Amel Larrieux. She’s known for her engaging vocals and contribution to movie soundtracks including Barbershop, Love Jones, Takers and Why Did I Get Married?  The beautiful songstress has been featured in Essence and Harper’s Bazaar magazines and a Coca-Cola campaign.

Sunday, September 17

Inspiring music from the long awaited debut release from Natalie Rolfe & Friends.  It’s a collaborative effort made up of a talented group of singers and musicians, all from Wichita. One special guest is included on the project, National Recording artist Llowell Pye. He's known for his passionate vocal style and his award-winning work with John P. Kee and the gospel group Men of Standard.

Sunday, September 10

Sunday on Soulsations- An encore program featuring the innovative musical expressions of Al Jarreau. His unique vocal style is considered one of the world’s most precious gifts. The critically-acclaimed jazz/soul performer has won seven Grammy awards and scores of international music awards. Jarreau passed away in February of this year.

Sunday, August 27

Hear music from Chic. The disco/funk band was co-founded by guitarist Nile Rodgers in the 70’s.  Chic feat. Nile Rodgers is currently on tour with Earth, Wind & Fire.