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Who, What, Wear (Wayback Wednesday)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Praise Dance

Praise Dance

Throwback Thursday: Faith meets Education meets Leadership

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III spoke at Syracuse University in 2006.

Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III spoke at Syracuse University in 2006.

Week in Review

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

To put some context to the tragedy at Mother Emanuel Church in South Carolina, NPR turned to Central New York scholar and Denmark Vesey expert, Doug Egerton, Ph.D.

From the Syracuse Sanctuary

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Sunday Morning's Best

Sunday Morning’s Best

Southern Soul Food

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Mrs. Townsend

Mrs. Townsend, DJ WSIV radio

Syracuse in many ways is a city of churches. I recently caught up with on-air personality Lula Townsend, who has a radio show on 1540 WSIV-AM. Her show brings the church experience to the shut-ins, retirees and those unable to make it to Sunday services.

At one time Townsend’s Classic and Traditional Gospel Hour was on three times a week, but now she’s cut back to once. Each Monday she is in the studio shuffling vinyl records, reading Bible verses to her listeners, and answering phone calls.

Mrs. Townsend, DJ WSIV radio

Mrs. Townsend, DJ WSIV radio

I’ve always enjoyed Mrs. Townsend’s show, because in addition to providing informal history lessons about Syracuse, her voice is a true echo of our city’s Southern roots.

Mrs. Townsend, DJ WSIV radio (playlist)

Mrs. Townsend, DJ WSIV radio (playlist)

When did you come to Syracuse: I came from Miami, FL in 1953.

Who inspired you: I credit Rev. Walter C. Blue who was on WSOQ radio in the 1960s.

What is your favorite song: Bless me now Blessed Savior.

What is your motto: Pray without ceasing.

What does Syracuse mean to you: Syracuse has always been [for me] the center of hospitality and home of brotherly love.

Listen to a sample of her show below: (c) copyright–Lula Townsend and 1540 WSIV:

 Lula Townsend at WSIV Radio-Sample by SIF

Finally…A Live Recording

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
Dr. Joan R. Hillsman

Dr. Joan R. Hillsman

Musicans and Producers Robert Short, Jr. and Dr. Joan R. Hillsman (above), along with the Bethany Baptist Church Choir and guests recorded a live CD last night. There were several selections of Christ-inspired original compositions  featuring Short, Hillsman, Pastor Phil Turner, Tisha Barnett ,George Kilpatrick, III and many others.

Rev. Phil Turner

Rev. Phil Turner

Resurrection Sunday

Monday, April 5th, 2010
Dana Baker, Spirt of David, Resurrection Sunday, Eternal Hope Worship Church

Dana Baker, Spirt of David, Resurrection Sunday, Eternal Hope Worship Church