Soulsations

Sundays at 6am and 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.

Host Carla Eckels has been recognized numerous times for her work on Soulsations, including DJ Personality of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. Join Carla every Sunday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. for an hour of pure musical enjoyment.

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Sunday, September 27

Powerhouse singer Chaka Khan recorded this hit first as part of her 1978 debut solo release. More than a decade later, Whitney Houston—one of the best-selling recording artists of all time—recorded her version for the soundtrack of the 1992 film The Bodyguard, giving a nod to her predecessor at the end of the song. Hear “I’m Every Woman” on this week’s DoubleTake. We’ll also hear a classic from the legendary husband and wife duo Ashford & Simpson who wrote “I’m Every Woman,” and we’ll remember Pamela Hutchinson from the R&B group The Emotions.  The “Best of My Love” singer died recently at the age of 61.

Sunday, September 20

Hear a new live recording, Weekend In London,  from legendary jazz guitarist George Benson this Sunday on Soulsations. His music career spans six decades and he’s still bringing down the house. We’ll also hear new big band gospel from Donnie McClurkin, and another installment of DoubleTake. This week, Wichita’s Lu Stephens shares her preference between two versions of one of her favorite songs, “On Broadway” by The Drifters and George Benson. 

Sunday, September 13

On this week's DoubleTake, it's a '70s jam that makes Soulsations listener Tara Jones 'feel fine.' Hear two versions of "Summer Breeze," one from Seals and Crofts and the other by The Isley Brothers, this Sunday on Soulsations. Plus, we'll hear new music from Grammy-winning artist PJ Morton.

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Courtesy maysa.com

Sunday, September 6

This Sunday on Soulsations, hear a new single by the Grammy-nominated artist Maysa. Based in Baltimore, the jazz and soul singer/songwriter has sang back-up in Stevie Wonder's vocal group Wonderlove. She's celebrating her 25th year as a solo artist with a new single titled "Lovin' You Is Easy."

Maysa has also created her very own record label, Blue Velvet Soul Records, where she is working on a new album. "I am so proud to release this album myself and for the first time in my life I will own my masters, so I will do everything in my power to make this album my masterpiece," Maysa states on her website.

Here's the official lyric video for "Lovin' You Is Easy" from Maysa's upcoming album, Music For Your Soul

Courtesy of The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center

Sunday, August 30  

It's a special edition of Soulsations this week, featuring a full hour of funk from the Dayton, Ohio area. Soulsations host Carla Eckels speaks with David Webb, founder of Dayton's Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center. They'll discuss the 2021 Funk Hall of Fame inductees, including the popular '70s bank the Ohio Players. Webb also shares how serious funk fans can become "Funk Ambassadors" and join other music enthusiasts across the country. That's Sunday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Soulsations.

Sunday, August 23

Hear engaging conversation and music from the creator of "The Breathe Project" Sunday on Soulsations

Wichita State University professor, singer and musician Dr. Kevin Harrison created the project and wrote the first song, titled "Breathe." Harrison wrote the song after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. He says the project aims to take control of mainstream narratives about Black men.

"There was just a lot of camaraderie, there was just a lot of up lift, there was just a lot of fellowship," Harrison said. 

Sunday, August 16

Sunday on Soulsations, hear engaging music from Grammy-winning R&B vocalist Jill Scott. It's the 20th anniversary of her debut release, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1. The north Philadelphia powerhouse singer is set to star in the upcoming biopic Mahalia! about renowned gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, with executive producers Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx.

Here's the official music video for "The Way" from Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1:

Sunday, August 2

Sunday on Soulsations, hear the new single “One I Got” from legendary R&B artist Charlie Wilson. It’s the title track of his upcoming album. The 13-time Grammy Award nominee and former lead singer of The Gap Band says the song is “hot and spicy” for the summer. Enjoy the new tune:

Sunday, July 26

Sunday on Soulsations, hear classic music from the Temptations.  The legendary male vocal group is celebrating 60 years in the music business. Otis Williams, the sole surviving member of the original Temptations, released the audiobook edition of his acclaimed autobiography Temptations in March 2020.  The group has plans to begin recording a new album in 2020 with brand new and original songs.

Courtesy chrisettemichelesworld.com

Sunday, July 19

Hear new inspirational sounds from Chrisette Michele, Sunday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m CT on Soulsations. The Grammy-winning R&B artist just dropped a new single titled "Wait."

Here she is performing "My Romance."

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