Soulsations

Series produced by KMUW

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Soulsations takes listeners on an engaging musical journey of R&B and Gospel music. 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.

Soulsations takes listeners on an engaging musical journey of R&B and Gospel music.

With Host Carla Eckels, you’ll hear the sounds of Maze, faturing 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 Capella 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.


21 Pieces

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We continue our month-long Stevie Wonder Fest! Hear the musical genius in a bluesy duet with the legendary Tony Bennett. Plus, India Arie and gospe...

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  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Gospel great Kirk Franklin has a timely new remix of “Can You Feel It” by The Jacksons featuring Tamela Mann. We’re also celebrating the birthday o...

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  • Added: May 06, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Musician Victoria Theodore tells about her experience in Stevie Wonder’s band., Credit: Courtest of the artist
Hear new sounds from Ariel J., a jazzy tune from Rachelle Ferrell, classics from Michael Jackson and The Natural Four, and uplifting gospel from N...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Yolanda Adams at Gospelfest in Wichita, Credit: Carla Eckels
Gospel giant Yolanda Adams speaks with Soulsations host Carla Eckels about co-writing the infectious, uplifting song “Already Alright." We’ll hear...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
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We'll hear new music from nine-time Grammy-nominated R&B and gospel singer Kelly Price. Also this week on Soulsations, it’s the soulful sounds of...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Earth, Wind & Fire and The Isley Brothers were recently featured in the webcast series Verzuz. It’s an incredibly popular friendly music “battle” o...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
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It's an hour of uplifting gospel music this Sunday during Easter weekend. Hear inspirational tunes from CeCe Winans, Walter Hawkins, The Clark Sist...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 2
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This Sunday on Soulsations, it’s new music from R&B singer/songwriter Ledisi. Rolling Stone calls her “the type of elite vocal athlete that is incr...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Soulsations, hear R&B classics from The Commodores, The BlackByrds and Patrice Rushen. We’ll share a new tune by gospel trailblazers J...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
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Hear brand-new music by H.E.R. from the movie soundtrack of Judas and the Black Messiah. Also, classics from Sade, Marvin Gaye and Skyy. Gospel i...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:55
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We’ll hear more of Kirk Franklin’s latest gospel music this Sunday on Soulsations. Also, this week’s DoubleTake features the song “My Sensitivity” ...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 58:55
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Coming up on Soulsations, it's an hour of love songs for Valentine's Day Weekend. We're featuring Michael Henderson, Charlie Wilson and Anita Baker...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 2
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There's lots of “Philly Soul” ahead on Soulsations as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic music label Philadelphia International Reco...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Coming up on Soulsations, we’ll “Rock Steady” with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Also, hear a new R&B groove from Jon Batiste and a new uplif...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
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It's an hour of socially conscious songs and gospel as we celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Hear new music from Jarod Lawson and classi...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Christmas time is here and we're celebrating with more good cheer on Soulsations! Wichita’s own The Love Family have released a brand new song this...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Christmas songs will fill the air this week on Soulsations, with a brand new release from Hamilton star and actor/singer Leslie Odom Jr, plus engag...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 2
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We'll feature an entire hour of Earth, Wind, and Fire music, as well as hear an interview with an EWF fan who had a chance meeting with the band th...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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During this season of “Thanksliving," we have some uplifting thank you songs coming your way, including William DeVaughn with the 1974 classic "Be ...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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It's a special edition of Soulsations, featuring a full hour of old-school funk from the Dayton, Ohio area. We'll also speak with David Webb, found...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 2