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Celebrating Five Decades with The Whispers

The Whispers
Courtesy of Bill Carpenter
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R&B group The Whispers
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Sunday, March 20

Coming up on Soulsations it's the legendary group The Whispers, who’ve been going strong for more than five decades. They will be awarded the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award on March 19. The trio will be honored for their music and community service efforts. Hear their new gospel steppers remix of “Praise His Holy Name” plus their latest R&B single “It’s Been Too Long.” We've also got groovin’ tunes from trumpeter Tom Browne, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, and The Brand New Heavies. Plus, we “Rock Steady” on this week’s DoubleTake from The Whispers and a jazzy cover by Main Gazane.

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Carla Eckels is Director of Cultural Diversity for News and Engagement at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In The Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.