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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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.

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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."

Sunday, July 12

The Whispers are back with new music, Sunday on Soulsations! The legendary R&B group, know for such hits as "And The Beat Goes On" and "Keep On Loving Me", has not recorded a new album in more than a decade. Their new single "How Long?" reminds listeners to keep love at the forefront in these unprecedented times. Join us on Soulsations every Sunday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT.

Sunday, July 5

You now have two opportunities to catch Soulsations; Sundays at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

This Sunday, legendary recording artist Chris Jasper reminds us to “Show Somebody Love.” The single is from the singer/songwriter’s latest album, Dance With You.

Jasper is a former member of the Isley Brothers and the Isley-Jasper-Isley trio. Dance With You is the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer's 15th solo album.

Sunday, June 28

“We’re In This Love Together,” Sunday at 6 p.m. on Soulsations. Tune in for an encore presentation featuring the music of Al Jarreau. The 7-time Grammy Award-winner has the exclusive distinction of receiving the award in three categories: R&B, Pop, and Jazz. The legendary singer would have turned 80 this year.

Courtesy Mascot Label Group

Sunday, June 2

Sunday on Soulsations, hear new music from legendary guitarist and vocalist George Benson. The Grammy Award-winner offers an inspired version of Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto." The new track is part of a performance recorded in 2019 at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, an intimate, 250-seat venue in London. The upcoming release, Weekend In London, is due out in November. Benson has been recognized as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment of the Arts, seen as the nation's highest honor in jazz. 

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